Sunday, February 28, 2010

Hospital To Form Committee On Tobacco Ban

The plan is moving forward to make the entire campus and grounds of Cookeville Regional Medical Center smoke-free. The hospital board has decided to appoint a committee made up of doctors, staff members and representatives of the public to develop a specific time line on the total tobacco ban and on the best way to implement it. CEO Bernie Mattingly first brought up the issue earlier this year and says he has received mostly positive feedback since then. The hospital building has been smoke-free for several years, but some people have expressed concern about the effects of second-hand smoke near the entrances to the building.