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The Everett Clinic Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

May 02, 2013
Cary, NC

The Everett Clinic has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, recognizing its commitment to  reducing the risk of cancer for employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

Christopher A. Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi, chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, the 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 3.4 million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of the more than 140 employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited.

“We are pleased to recognize the efforts of The Everett Clinic and its dedication to health care that begins with improving the health and wellness of its own employees,” said Viehbacher. 

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for organizations 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 diet and nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages; and providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials.

In addition to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fifteen NCI-designated cancer centers and nearly 40 other hospitals and medical centers have earned Gold Standard accreditation. CEOs from across industries are keenly aware of the tremendous impact they can have in improving health, controlling health care costs and making a difference beyond their organization’s walls in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. Other Gold Standard employers include insurers like Aetna, Cigna, State Farm and several Blue Cross affiliates; law firms, such as Hogan Lovells and Jenner + Block; technology companies such as Dell and SAS Institute; institutes of higher education and a range of leading employers including American Century Investments, Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s.

About The Everett Clinic | everettclinic.com

The Everett Clinic is a nationally recognized healthcare leader known for providing high-quality healthcare services while lowering the overall cost of care. With more than 450 providers in primary and specialty care at nine locations throughout Snohomish County, The Everett Clinic is innovative in approaches to improving health. Consistently named as a Fortune Magazine “100 Best Companies to Work For,” The Everett Clinic staff and providers support the core value of doing what is right for each patient.