St. Anthony Hospital going tobacco free
Thursday, October 7, 2010
For more information, contact: Larry Blanc
St. Anthony Hospital has created tobacco free zones beginning January 1, 2011. St. Anthony Hospital has a mission to create healthier communities and has the opportunity to demonstrate healthy practices within our hospital, clinics, and other facilities and throughout our properties.
Effective January 1, 2011 the hospital will establish tobacco free zones in and around each of our properties. We will communicate with our employees, medical staff, patients, visitors and vendors that we no longer allow tobacco use within these zones. Tobacco free zones will encompass all clinic sites, the Roundup Athletic Club, Outpatient Therapy, the Home Health Office and any other property owned by St. Anthony Hospital.
"We will continue to welcome individuals who use tobacco as members of the St. Anthony family. Our intent is to do all we can to create a healthier environment for everyone who comes to St. Anthony Hospital to work, receive care or to visit a friend or family member", stated Randy Mee, President and Chief Executive Officer of St. Anthony Hospital.
This initiative is being supported by the hospital Wellness Committee which is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team of employees, managers and providers to guide our progress and ensure a successful outcome.