NORWAY — Stephens Memorial Hospital has gone smoke-free on the campus.

Beginning Jan. 1, employees were no longer allowed to smoke on campus, not even in their private vehicles. In addition, visitors or patients are no longer allowed to smoke on the hospital site.
According to hospital policy, smoking and all smoking products are prohibited on any of the property owned by Western Maine Health. That includes Stephens Memorial Hospital, Market Square Health Care Center, Ripley Office Building campuses, as well as the accounting and patient billing offices on Pottle Road.
Vice President of Human Resources Roberta Metivier said, “It was the right thing to do for the health and well being of our staff and the community.”
For those who want help quitting, Healthy Oxford Hills offers smoking cessation classes and support groups. The Healthy Oxford Hills staff is trained to help people decide to quit and stay quit once they have made the decision. The new smoker’s support group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at Healthy Oxford Hills, 165 Main St.
Stephens Memorial Hospital is part of the Maine Health® family. Visit the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.


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