Saint Anne'sPatient and Visitor Information

Our Smoke- and Tobacco-Free Policy

Effective July 1, 2011 

Saint Anne’s Hospital is committed to maintaining an environment that minimizes health risks and supports health and wellness.

In keeping with this commitment, Saint Anne’s Hospital’s smoke- and tobacco-free policy eliminates all smoking and the use of all tobacco products inside and outside buildings on its main campus and all satellite sites and locations.

This policy applies to all persons, including employees, medical staff, patients, visitors, volunteers, students, vendors and other guests.

Please see below for essential terms of this policy, effective July 1, 2011:

  1. Saint Anne’s Hospital and all of our offsite facilities are smoke- and tobacco-free environments. This policy applies to all hospital-owned and -leased premises. This includes all buildings, grounds, parking lots and vehicles parked on the properties. Employees are also prohibited from using tobacco products on the adjacent properties of our sites at any time during their work shifts. This would include perimeter streets and sidewalks. Tobacco use in any Saint Anne’s Hospital vehicle is strictly prohibited at any time. This will include the buildings, grounds, parking lots, entranceways and any vehicles on the properties.
  2. There is no smoking allowed for employees who are on paid time with Saint Anne’s Hospital.  Smoking by employees is prohibited at any Saint Anne’s Hospital-sponsored event, on or off Saint Anne’s premises, and at any event at which a Saint Anne’s Hospital employee is representing our organization.
  3. Saint Anne’s Hospital expects all employees to be respectful of our neighbors by not smoking on the grounds adjacent to our properties.
  4. The use of tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes), etc., is prohibited in or on all Saint Anne’s Hospital’s owned or leased properties.
  5. Signs will be posted at strategic locations around Saint Anne’s Hospitals facilities to communicate this policy to staff, visitors and patients.  In addition, patients and visitors will be informed of the tobacco policy upon arrival or admission when and where appropriate through distribution and explanation of the policy.
  6. Physicians with privileges at Saint Anne’s Hospital may not write orders for a patient to use tobacco products on Saint Anne's Hospital property.
  7. Saint Anne’s Hospital employees are authorized to enforce and reinforce this policy with courtesy and diplomacy to all persons observed using tobacco products on any Saint Anne's Hospital premises.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping us provide a healthy environment for everyone.

 


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