Northern Westchester Hospital Receives CEO Cancer Gold Standard Re-Accreditation for 2017June 14, 2017
Northern Westchester Hospital (NWH) has earned a 2017 CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ re-accreditation for its commitment to fighting cancer in the workplace. This is the fifth year NWH has received this accreditation since becoming the first and only hospital in Westchester County to receive it in 2012. The hospital’s Cancer Treatment and Wellness Center provides state-of-the-art cancer treatment for the community.
The CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ is a workplace-wellness accreditation program that encourages and recognizes organizations that take concrete actions to address cancer in their workplace by focusing on cancer risk reduction, early detection and high-quality care. These requirements are based on scientific evidence, and the program is reviewed annually to ensure that it remains comprehensive and up-to-date.
“We are honored to receive this re-accreditation for the fifth time,” said Kerry Flynn Barrett, Vice President of Human Resources at NWH. “It is a testament to our commitment to staff health and wellness, and to our staff’s active engagement in a range of wellness activities and programs that are offered in collaboration with our Wellness Committee.”
Through NWH’s wellness initiatives, staff have the opportunity to participate in monthly Lunch & Learns, annual biometric screenings; wellness activities such as Zumba, rock climbing, kayaking, and stress reduction; as well as smoking cessation, on-site Weight Watchers at Work, discounted gym memberships and annual wellness fairs.
To earn Gold Standard accreditation, employers must take concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer by 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, access to quality care, and participation in cancer clinical trials; promoting employee awareness of these initiatives; and supporting the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.
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