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For Immediate Release:  May 26, 2017

AtlantiCare earns
CEO Cancer Gold Standard™
accreditation

AtlantiCare has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, recognizing the organization’s extraordinary commitment to the health of its employees and their families.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs, founded by former President George H.W. Bush, developed and administers the Gold Standard, a workplace accreditation program which encourages and recognizes the commitment of organizations that take concrete actions to address cancer in their workplaces. More than 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.

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, an employer must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by taking concrete actions in five key areas. These areas are:

  • Establish policies and programs to reduce cancer risk by 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
  • Support the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.

“We are pleased to be recognized for the care we provide our staff in preventing, detecting and treating cancer,” said Margaret Belfield, MSN, RN, executive vice president and chief operating officer, AtlantiCare. “Our more than 5,500 staff and more than 900 providers are also members of the broader community we serve. We encourage them to be proactive in their health. They can participate in fitness activities, have an annual primary care visit, and take wellness classes to reduce their health insurance contribution cost.”

About AtlantiCare
AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,500 employees and more than 900 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.

The AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute, a Fox Chase Cancer Center Partner, has locations in Egg Harbor Township and Cape May Court House, New Jersey.

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 free web-based accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.

For more information about AtlantiCare, visit www.atlanticare.org; call the AtlantiCare Access Center at 1-888-569-1000, or find AtlantiCare on Facebook. 

Contacts:      
Jennifer Tornetta, (O) 609-569-7010, (C) 609-335-3446, jennifer.tornetta@atlanticare.org 
Betsy Woerner, (O) 609-748-7539, (C) 609-385-6361, betsy.woerner@atlanticare.org
Therese Martin, (O), 919-531-3123 Therese.Martin@CEORoundtableOnCancer.org   

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AtlantiCare, a member of Geisinger Health System, is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,400 employees and more than 700 physicians serve the community in nearly 70 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008 and 2013.