Castle Medical Center has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, recognizing the hospital’s commitment to reducing cancer risk by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment for their own employees and their covered family members.
Christopher A. Viehbacher chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs who created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers, and leading health non-profit organizations and professionals. Today, more than two and a half million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of employers like Castle Medical Center. Castle Medical Center is the second Hawaii-based employer to become Gold Standard accredited, joining Hawai’i Pacific Health which received accreditation in 2010.
“CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation is further testament that Castle Medical Center’s efforts to improve health begin with improving the health of their own employees,” said Christopher A. Viehbacher, CEO of Sanofi.
The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ calls for companies to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages; and providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials.