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Vidant Health earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation

August, 01, 2017 by Erica Mizelle

GREENVILLE, NC – Vidant Health has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its team members and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements in corporate culture and health benefits.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of chief executive officers founded by former President George H.W. Bush, administers the Gold Standard employee wellness accreditation program to recognize organizations that take concrete initiatives to address cancer in the workplace. Nearly 200 private, nonprofit and government employers in a wide range of occupational categories have earned Gold Standard accreditation, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a number of NCI-designated cancer centers.

“We are excited to have earned this designation once again,” said Vidant Chief Executive Officer Dr. Michael Waldrum. “Our cancer care team continues to work diligently to provide ready access to prevention, early intervention and quality patient care to the people of eastern North Carolina.”

To earn and maintain CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation, Vidant must:

  • Establish policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts
  • Promote physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management
  • Provide health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, access to quality care, and participation in clinical trials
  • Promote employee awareness of internal initiatives
  • Support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace

This is Vidant’s fifth year receiving re-accreditation after first becoming accredited in 2012.

For more information about the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, including the no-cost accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.

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." Since then, the Roundtable has created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, the CEO Life Sciences Consortium, and Project Data Sphere.  More information about the Roundtable can be found at www.CEORoundTableonCancer.org.

About Vidant Health

Vidant Health is a mission-driven, 1,447-bed health system that annually serves more than 1.4 million people in 29 eastern North Carolina counties. The not-for-profit system is made up of 12,000 employees, eight hospitals, home health, hospice, wellness centers, and Vidant Medical Group, a multispecialty physician and provider group with more than 420 providers in more than 80 practice sites. Vidant Health is affiliated with the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. As a major resource for health services and education, Vidant Health has a mission to improve the health and well-being of eastern North Carolina. For more information, visit www.vidanthealth.com.

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