CEOs Against Cancer

CEOs Against Cancer

CEO Gold award logo 2014Harrison has earned the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation for its commitment to promote healthy lifestyle choices and workplace wellness.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, 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.

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 address cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use at the workplace; 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.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard recognizes Harrison’s efforts to reduce cancer risk, promote early detection, and provide high-quality care. Harrison’s Oncology services has provided consistently excellent cancer care, and has been nationally accredited since 1982. Harrison HealthPartners oncologists and hematologists bring world-class training and experience to employees as well as to our community. That care includes annual community screening events driven by the belief that early detection of cancer equals survival. In addition, Harrison physicians participate in clinical trials in cooperation with cancer centers throughout the nation.

The work was done in partnership with Harrison’s FreshStart employee wellness program and benefits department, which has helped lead efforts to reduce risk by encouraging employees to eat healthy and exercise, which is complimented by wellness incentives, such as reduced insurance costs for those who participate in annual screenings and refrain from tobacco use.