ELIZABETH — New Jersey Trinitas Regional Medical Center has again received CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ accreditation which recognizes its commitment to the health of its employees and their families.
To qualify for the CEO Cancer Gold Standard™, companies are required to evaluate their health benefits and corporate culture and then 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 a healthy diet and 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.
Trinitas has been a 100% tobacco free facility since 2008 and has provided smoking cessation programs and counseling for its employees. It has offered employees exercise and fitness programs at favorable employee rates at its Health and Fitness Center at its main campus. The medical center’s commitment to healthy eating is demonstrated in the trans fat-free menus at both of its campuses. Trinitas proactively offers diagnostic and preventative testing to employees for cancer detection and has also been involved in 59 clinical trials conducted at its Comprehensive Cancer Center, also at its main campus.
“As a healthcare institution, we realize the importance of advocating healthy living among our employees. Through important educational efforts and lifestyle change programs, we have made a difference in the lives of many Trinitas employees,” observes Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President and CEO. “With the dedication to cancer care and treatment at our own world-class Cancer Center, Trinitas is well-deserving of this renewed Gold Standard designation. Moreover, keeping our employees healthy by offering them an outstanding employee benefits package continues to be a source of pride for all of Trinitas.”
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