PHILADELPHIA (June 7, 2019) – Fox Chase Cancer Center has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its employees and satisfying the latest comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.
“Fox Chase is home to many world class physicians, scientists, and staff, and as an institution we are as dedicated to reducing their risk of cancer as we are to caring for our patients. It’s an honor to be recognized for this effort,” said Richard I. Fisher, MD, president and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center.
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. Over 200 private, nonprofit and government employers in a wide range of industries have earned Gold Standard accreditation, including the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and a number of NCI-designated cancer centers.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by 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, an employer must take concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer: prohibit tobacco use and support 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 cancer clinical trials; promote employee awareness of these initiatives; and support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.