SOURCE: Northwell Health

North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System

June 15, 2016 09:35 ET

Northwell Health Earns Cancer Gold Standard for Employee Wellness

GREAT NECK, NY--(Marketwired - June 15, 2016) - Northwell Health has earned CEO Cancer Gold Standard re-accreditation for the fifth consecutive year for maintaining a strong commitment to the health of its more than 61,000 employees and satisfying the latest, comprehensive requirements of the Gold Standard.

The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization of CEOs founded by former President George H.W. Bush, developed and administers the Gold Standard, an employee wellness accreditation program that addresses cancer prevention in the workplace.

"Since 2011, I have been honored to receive this accreditation for our health system for promoting healthier behavior," said Michael Dowling, CEO and president of Northwell Health. "We believe that fostering a health-conscience work environment is key to supporting a positive corporate culture."

Northwell Health received re-accreditation following an extensive evaluation to ensure it continued to satisfy specific requirements in corporate culture and health benefits with established policies and programs to reduce cancer risk 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 participating in clinical trials; promoting employee awareness of these initiatives; and supporting the needs of cancer survivors in the workplace.

Programs and services of the 21-hospital health system assist its employees and community residents in adopting and maintaining healthy lifestyles include wellness events, health screenings, and health navigation services.

About Northwell Health
Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ Health System) is New York State's largest health care provider and private employer. With 21 hospitals and nearly 450 outpatient practices, we serve more than 1.8 million people annually in the metro New York area and beyond. Our 61,000 employees work to change health care for the better. We're making breakthroughs in medicine at the Feinstein Institute. We're training the next generation of medical professionals at the visionary Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine and the School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies. And we offer health insurance through CareConnect. For information on our services in more than 100 medical specialties, visit Northwell.edu.

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