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TGMC Campus Going Tobacco Free

10/16/2014

As theleading healthcare provider, Terrebonne General Medical Center (TGMC) is makingchanges to clean the air for our patients, employees, guests, and families. Inpartnership with Tobacco-Free Living, all campuses of TGMC will become entirelytobacco free beginning November 1, 2014. TGMC has been a smoke free facility andwill enhance this commitment with an entirely tobacco free campus enforcedincluding cigarettes, e cigarettes, chewing tobacco, or vapor products will beallowed anywhere on TGMC campuses. TGMC’s priority is for patients to have thebest environment of care in which to recover and receive treatment.

 “Thisinitiative focuses on our patients that we care for every day at TGMC. We knowthat clean air is the healthiest possible environment that we can provide andit is important that our employees and community also benefit from atobacco-free campus,” said Phyllis Peoples, president and CEO of TGMC. “We wantto thank our community for their cooperation as we lead the way in healthierlifestyles.”

 Inaddition, the health of our employees is a major focus. We will continue tooffer services such as smoking cessation classes to employees and all in our communitywho would are interested in quitting. The hospital also offers many overallhealth options to anyone interested through our Healthy Lifestyle Center. Thisincludes our weight management program, Wellness 360, Workout 360 gym, anddiabetes management services.

 If you areinterested in quitting, Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center at TGMC offers freesmoking cessation classes. For more information on cessation, please call (985)873-4603 or (985) 873-6304.

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For more information please call

985-873-4141