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Gold Standard  CEO Messages

Thomas Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Wellness is something the Chamber believes in deeply and practices every day. We provide our staff with a number of resources to help them get and stay healthy. Why? It’s simple—it is the right thing to do for our people and, therefore, our organization. Our Talent Solutions team has long worked to promote the good policies and practices that led to the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. We are proud of this recognition and will continue to work to protect and improve the health and wellness of our employees and their families.

Mariner Kemper, Chairman and CEO, UMB Financial Corporation

At UMB, we engage and encourage associates to take action and personal responsibility in improving the health and wellbeing of themselves and their families by providing information and tools that allow them to make educated decisions. We are honored to receive the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation and we are committed to a culture of wellness at UMB.

William L. Roper, MD, MPH, CEO, UNC Health Care System

Since our hospital first opened in 1952, our mission has been aimed at improving the health of all North Carolinians.  We are equally committed to the health of our own employees.

J. Bruce Harreld, President, University of Iowa

As a university, our most important asset is our people. Since innovative health care is one of the major areas of education, research, and service at the University of Iowa, we are especially proud to earn the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. The health and well-being of our university community is of paramount importance to our values and to our success. We also do our best to set a good example of workplace wellness for other educational institutions, employers, and organizations across the state, nation, and world. Being a Gold Standard institution affirms our excellence and encourages us to always strive higher to be the healthiest and most caring workplace we can be.

George J. Weiner, MD, Director, Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa, University of Iowa Health Care

As Iowa’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, we at Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center have a responsibility to reduce the burden of cancer for everyone we serve, including our faculty and staff. We are honored to receive CEO Gold Standard accreditation for University of Iowa Health Care in recognition of our organization’s employee health and wellness efforts.

Lyle E. Sheldon, FACHE, President and Chief Executive Officer, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health

This accreditation is a great symbol of how we have improved our own lifestyle habits in order to model our vision of creating the healthiest community in Maryland.  When we counsel our patients on these same changes, it helps the message when we can say we understand how difficult lifestyle changes can be.

Charles Kupchella, PhD, President Emeritus, University of North Dakota

Our campus climate supports healthy choices. We implemented a tobacco-free policy as part of our general charge to prepare our graduates for full, productive lives as professionals and as civic leaders.

Mark Kennedy, President, University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota has a long and nationally recognized history of focusing on the health and wellness of our students, faculty and staff, as well as the Grand Forks community and, indeed, the State of North Dakota.

Betsy T. Wright, FACHE, President, UPMC Chautauqua WCA

As an organization whose mission is to improve the health and well-being of those we serve, it is extremely important that we educate our employees and their family members about cancer risks and provide them with the necessary tools that encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors and provide access to high-quality treatment in the fight against cancer.

Audrey Meyers, President and CEO, Valley Health System

Achieving CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation reflects Valley’s commitment to providing exceptional cancer prevention services to our employees, their families, and to all of our patients, and is recognition of the quality of our comprehensive, multidisciplinary patient care.  We are proud to have met this high standard and to be recognized for our efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for our employees and the community.

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