Highland goes tobacco-free

Published 7:25 pm Wednesday, January 30, 2008

On April 30, Highland Community Hospital will join more than 30 other Mississippi hospitals which have become tobacco-free.

Highland cares about the health of its patients and employees, according to a press release from the hospital. Providing a tobacco-free campus will support a healthier environment for everyone at Highland, according to the releas.

Between now and April 30, Highland will prepare and educate employees and patients for becoming a tobacco-free campus, according to the release. Many of these activities will call on employees directly to provide input and guidance.

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“By becoming a tobacco-free campus, Highland is encouraging a healthier lifestyle for our employees and patients,” said Steve Grimm, administrator. “Health care is our business, so it is no surprise that Highland is joining this nationwide campaign of being a tobacco free campus. We stand behind our community, patients, and employees in their quest for living healthier lives,” Grimm said.

For more information, contact HCH OnCall at 1-800-280-1151.