The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, a Cary, N.C.-based nonprofit organization focused on bringing attention to cancer, has released a list of hospitals that received its gold standard accreditation. Four hospital companies in Dallas-Fort Worth were included this year: Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Healthcare, Texas Health Resources, and UT Southwestern Medical Center.
The organization was founded by former President George H.W. Bush, who created the gold standard accreditation program in 2006 to recognize employers “for taking exceptional health and wellness measures on behalf of their employees.” According to the CEO Roundtable on Cancer website, the gold standard mission is to focus on cancer risk reduction, early detection, and quality care.
The accreditation is given to private, nonprofit, and government employers in healthcare-related industries that work to develop and implement initiatives that reduce cancer risk, enable early diagnosis, increase access to treatment, and “hasten the discovery of novel and more effective anti-cancer therapies to help eliminate cancer as a personal disease and public health problems.” More than 200 organizations have received the accreditation so far.