Forrest General has received CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM Accreditation, recognizing the organization's extraordinary commitment to the health of employees and their families.
Christopher A. Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi, chairs the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs who created the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM, 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 who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited.
"It is an honor to receive this accreditation as a result of Forrest General's commitment to C.A.R.E. for employees by providing a healthy work environment," said Evan Dillard, Forrest General president and CEO. "Establishing a tobacco-free campus, supporting healthy food choices and promoting physical activity and early detection of cancer and other health issues shows how Forrest General's We C.A.R.E. philosophy extends to our valued employees, who are the key to providing world-class patient care. Forrest General is proud to be recognized as one of the healthiest places to work in the Pine Belt."
The CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM 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 when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials.
About The CEO Roundtable on Cancer
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer was founded in 2001, when former President George H.W. Bush challenged a group of executives to "do something bold and venturesome about cancer within your own corporate families." The CEOs responded by creating and encouraging the widespread adoption of the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, a comprehensive program designed to combat cancer from every angle by focusing on prevention, early detection and quality care. For more information on the CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM and the web-based accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.