Industry News: Quest Diagnostics marks 10 years as CEO Cancer Gold Standard employer

Gold Standard accreditation signifies commitment to reducing employee cancer risk

30 Jun 2020

Quest Diagnostics, the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, marks its 10-year anniversary as a CEO Cancer Gold Standard™ employer this year, signifying its commitment to implementing employee health strategies that will reduce cancer risk among its workforce.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard is the employer-led health and wellness accreditation program of the CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a nonprofit organization whose corporate members collaborate on initiatives to eliminate cancer as a personal disease and public health problem. To earn Gold Standard accreditation, an employer must take concrete actions to reduce the risk and burden of cancer for employees, with programs focused on tobacco cessation and weight management, access to cancer screening and support for cancer survivors in the workplace.

While more than 200 private, nonprofit and government employers have earned Gold Standard accreditation at least once, only 24 organizations mark 10 years of accreditation in 2020. 

"Our goal at Quest Diagnostics is to create a healthier world, and that begins with the physical and mental health of our 47,000 employees," said Steve Rusckowski, Chairman, CEO and President. "Employee health strategy that fosters healthy behavior, regular screening and personalized treatment can go a long way in lowering risks and improving outcomes from cancer and many other diseases. As we mark 10 years as a Gold Standard employer, we remain committed to doing our part to promote a cancer-free world."

Quest provides services aimed at improving the health of its own employees and spouses/domestic partners and as a product offering for other employers focused on employee health. The company specializes in employing population health management techniques that combine biometric screening, behavioral modification and care intervention to empower individuals to access insights into their health risks and take active steps to improve their health.

In addition to the CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation, Quest Diagnostics has achieved Gold status in the American Heart Association's Workplace Health Achievement Index and is the recipient of the National Business Group on Health's Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles Awards.

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