Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute has received CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, recognizing their extraordinary commitment to the health of their employees.
'Our mission to extend the healing ministry of Christ as we care for the whole person ' mind, body and spirit ' drives our passion of care for our employees, their families and our community,' says Anita Young, chief operating officer, Florida Hospital Waterman. 'We are proud to demonstrate our commitment to support the health and well-being of our employees. It's what sets us apart as an employer of choice.'
Employers from many industries are keenly aware of the life-improving impact they can have on health and controlling healthcare costs when they take steps to address cancer and other chronic diseases.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George H.W. Bush, created the Gold Standard to recognize employers for taking exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees.
To earn Gold Standard accreditation, Florida Hospital Waterman Cancer Institute implemented concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer among their employees. This includes: prohibiting tobacco use and supporting tobacco cessation efforts; promoting physical activity, healthy nutrition and weight management; providing health insurance options that include detecting cancer at its earliest stages, providing access to quality care and allowing participation in cancer clinical trials; promoting employee awareness of these initiatives; and supporting the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.