Middletown, NY – Orange Regional Medical Center was re-accredited by the CEO Roundtable On Cancer with the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, acknowledging its commitment to the health of its employees and their families by agreeing to meet a high standard of cancer prevention, screening and care guidelines.
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 fight cancer in the workplace. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an organization must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages when outcomes may be more favorable; and providing access to quality care, including participation in cancer clinical trials and employee wellness programs.
“Orange Regional is committed to providing quality care for the community and values the importance of the health and wellness of its employees too,” said Orange Regional’s Deborah Holmes, RN, Employee Health Nurse.
Ms. Holmes was instrumental in collecting data from various Hospital departments who are dedicated to promoting healthy living practices within our hospital family, and submitting it as part of an application for the 2014 CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation.
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is a committee 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 committee recently enhanced the CEO Cancer Gold Standard to place more emphasis on prevention, recognizing that there are a numerous things that an employer can do to lower the risk of a cancer diagnosis.
For more information about Orange Regional Medical Center visit www.ormc.org. To learn more about the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ www.cancergoldstandard.org
Orange Regional Medical Center is a member of the Greater Hudson Valley Health System.