HCA Continental Division Earns CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

CARY, NC (September 5, 2013) – HCA Continental Division, a network of ten hospitals located throughout the states of Colorado and Kansas, has earned CEO Cancer Gold StandardTM accreditation. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer recognizes HCA Continental Division for its efforts to reduce the risk of cancer for its employees and covered family members by promoting healthy lifestyle choices, encouraging early detection through cancer screenings, and ensuring access to quality treatment.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer is a nonprofit organization of cancer-fighting CEOs chaired by Christopher A. Viehbacher, chief executive officer of Sanofi. The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, many of its designated cancer centers, and leading health non-profit organizations and professionals created the CEO Cancer Gold Standard calling 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. Today, over four million employees and family members are benefiting from the vision and leadership of over 150 employers who have chosen to become Gold Standard accredited.

"Our Gold Standard certification acknowledges the personal leadership of President Sylvia Young and recognizes that HCA Continental Division’s efforts to improve health begin with the company’s own employees and their family members," said Viehbacher.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard calls for organizations 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, a company must establish programs to reduce cancer risk by discouraging tobacco use; encouraging physical activity; promoting healthy diet and nutrition; detecting cancer at its earliest stages; and providing access to quality care, including participation in clinical trials.

In addition to the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fifteen NCI-designated cancer centers and over forty other hospitals and medical centers have earned Gold Standard accreditation. CEOs from across industries are keenly aware of the tremendous impact they can have in improving health, controlling health care costs and making a difference beyond their organization’s walls in the fight against cancer and other chronic diseases. Other Gold Standard employers include insurers like Aetna, Cigna, State Farm and several Blue Cross affiliates; law firms, such as Hogan Lovells and Jenner + Block; technology companies such as Dell and SAS Institute; and a range of leading employers including American Century Investments, Johnson & Johnson and Lowe’s.

About HCA Continental Division

HCA's Continental Division is a network of ten hospitals located throughout the states of Colorado and Kansas including the facilities of HealthONE. The division offices are located in Denver, Colorado. HealthONE, part of HCA's Continental Division, is comprised of seven affiliate hospitals in Denver, Colorado.

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 fight cancer in the workplace. For more information on the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ and the web-based accreditation process and support, please visit www.CancerGoldStandard.org.

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For more information:

CEO Roundtable on Cancer
Therese Martin, Project Assistant
P: 919-531-3123