TAMPA, Fla. — Moffitt Cancer Center has once again earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ reaccreditation for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its team members and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard. Moffitt first received the accreditation in 2008, making this the 10th consecutive year the cancer center has been recognized for its dedication to the health of its team members.
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.” That nonprofit organization of CEOs developed the Gold Standard, an employee wellness accreditation program that addresses 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.
“Moffitt Cancer Center is committed to its team members just as it is to its patients,” said President and CEO Alan List, M.D. “The health and well-being of our 5,500-plus faculty and staff members allows the cancer center to continue providing the best patient care possible.”
To earn and maintain CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must meet specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits: 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 these initiatives; and support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.
The reaccreditation comes on the heels of several national recognitions for Moffitt. The cancer center was recently named the No. 4 health care facility on DiversityInc’s 2017 Top Hospitals & Health Systems list, and the Human Rights Campaign designated Moffitt as a 2017 leader in LGBTQ Healthcare Equality.
For more information about the CEO Cancer Gold Standard, including the no-cost accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.
About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 47 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the No. 6 cancer hospital in the nation and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet® status, its highest distinction. With more than 5,200 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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™ which calls for organizations to evaluate their health benefits and workplace culture and take extensive, concrete actions in five key areas of health and wellness to address cancer in the workplace. For more information on the CEO Cancer Gold Standard and the no-cost, web-based accreditation process, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.