We believe patient empowerment is key to better health, and our new app for mobile devices, MyQuestTM by Care360, makes it easier than ever for Americans nationwide to electronically access and manage their personal laboratory data.
The best cancer treatment options vary because individual cancers vary. This is especially true when it comes to advanced, hard-to-treat solid tumors in areas such as the colon, lungs and breasts. That’s why Quest is partnering with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK), the largest and most renowned private cancer center in the world, to give hope to patients nationwide who have come to the end of standard treatment options for rare or recurring tumors.
Last year, our Research and Development team was called on by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop a more effective screen for hepatitis C, a chronic blood-borne infection that was going undetected in large numbers of “baby boomers.” Swift action led to a one-time test now covered by Medicare and Medicaid that will help protect 3.2 million Americans against outcomes like liver damage, cirrhosis, liver cancer and even death.
Our business is about empowering the people we serve by putting health insights into their hands, so it makes sense to start with ourselves. We want to help each employee and dependent know their health, improve their health, prevent illness and injury, access care appropriately and manage their health conditions. These are the five core areas of our award-winning HealthyQuest program, which, for the past decade, has been raising our collective health literacy and inspiring our colleagues and their families to make appropriate, healthy and lasting lifestyle choices and changes.
On the corporate level, we continue to track our environmental performance and progress using industry benchmarks like the Carbon Disclosure Project and the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Creating a GreenQuest culture across our company has proven to yield new innovations and measurable improvements time and time again.
Today’s students trust their peers. So we partnered with the Philadelphia area’s Healthy NewsWorks, an organization founded more than a decade ago by a second grade teacher and former Philadelphia Inquirer health reporter Marian Uhlman. Healthy NewsWorks partners with elementary and middle schools to teach children health literacy while also developing their leadership, critical thinking and communications skills through journalism.
Diagnostic insights, and the timing of them, can change our outcomes when we’re facing cancer. But there’s still so much we need to learn about cancer, and there are still too many people who remain unaware of their ability to detect their risks early. Over the years, we’ve supported research and patient advocacy in the fight against cancer, with millions of dollars of corporate and employee giving and fundraising.
When you’re living with HIV, knowledge and action can mean the difference between a long and healthy life and a life cut tragically short. So we’re committed to making sure that those in the US who have the virus know it and are empowered to do something about it.
MADISON, N.J., September 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services, was named for the eleventh consecutive year in the North America Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and for a twelfth year in the World DJSI.