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Barnabas Health Commemorates Third Anniversary of
CEO Cancer Gold Standard Accreditation

Barnabas Health, the largest integrated health care delivery system in New Jersey and one of the largest in the nation, recently commemorated the third anniversary of its CEO Cancer Gold Standard accreditation. This prestigious designation recognizes Barnabas Health’s commitment to taking concrete actions to reduce the cancer risk of its employees and their families.

Barry Ostrowsky and Connie Greene

Pictured here are (left to right), Barry H. Ostrowsky, President and Chief Executive Officer, Barnabas Health, and Connie Greene, Vice President, Barnabas Health Institute for Prevention, which supports Barnabas Health’s state-wide Tobacco Dependence Treatment Program.

The CEO Cancer Gold Standard ™ was developed by the CEO Roundtable on Cancer to assist organizations in reducing the burden of cancer. Organizations that adopt the Gold Standard demonstrate a commitment to improving the health and lives of their employees and their family members by maintaining a culture that fosters healthy lifestyles and provides support when a diagnosis of cancer becomes a reality. In addition, they offer benefits and programs that lower the risk of cancer, detect it earlier, and provide access to high-quality treatment, including clinical trials. 

“One of our primary goals as a health care provider is to encourage wellness among our physicians, employees, volunteers and the members of the communities we serve,” said Mr. Ostrowsky. “This philosophy helped lead Barnabas Health’s initiative to become smoke-free more than two years ago and will continue to be a priority as we move into 2012.”

About Barnabas Health
Barnabas Health includes six acute care hospitals, two children’s hospitals, ambulatory care centers, geriatric centers, the state’s largest statewide behavioral health network and comprehensive home care and hospice programs. The system is comprised of 18,200 employees, including 5, 360 nurses (second largest private employer in New Jersey); 4,600 physicians (representing one-fifth of the state’s actively practicing physicians), and 445 residents (the state’s largest non-university complement of residents).

Among Barnabas Health’s nationally recognized services and facilities are: New Jersey’s only certified burn treatment facility, which is in the top ten in the U.S.; world-class cardiology and cardiac surgery services, named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 50 Best Hospitals in the U.S. for Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery from 2009 to 2012; the state’s oldest, most experienced heart transplant program, nationally ranked in the top five by volume; New Jersey’s only lung transplant program; two kidney transplant centers which are among the five largest programs in the nation with nearly 40 years experience; six Joint Commission certified acute coronary syndrome centers; six accredited stroke centers; comprehensive robotic surgery services; widely recognized services for neurology and neurosurgery,  reproductive medicine and science, oncology, geriatrics, and women’s health; and three highest level neonatal intensive care units.

About the CEO Roundtable on Cancer
The CEO Roundtable on Cancer, Inc. is a 501(c)(3), non-profit corporation, comprised of corporate executives from major American companies from diverse industries. The mission of the CEO Roundtable is to work toward the elimination of cancer as a personal disease and as a public health problem.  Members of the CEO Roundtable work collaboratively to develop and implement initiatives that reduce the risk of cancer, enable early diagnosis, facilitate better access to best-available treatments, and hasten the discovery of novel and more effective diagnostic tools and anti-cancer therapies. For more information: www.cancergoldstandard.org  .

Date: January 30, 2012

Contact – Public Relations
ltortorello@barnabashealth.org



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