April 14, 2011
John C. Lincoln Health Network has been recognized with a Health Leadership Award from the Arizonans Concerned About Smoking (ACAS) for its contribution toward smoke-free hospitals and tobacco-free campuses.
The Network, including all its facilities and properties, officially became smoke free on Sept. 1, 2010. Since that time, co-workers, physicians and visitors have worked together to keep the air clear in and around John C. Lincoln.
"Arizonans Concerned About Smoking wanted to give John C. Lincoln a pat on the back for its role-model leadership and tobacco-free campus achievement," said Lee Fairbanks, MD, ACAS president, who has been leading the state's anti-tobacco movement for almost five decades.
"The conspicuous signs outside the buildings 'Proud To Be A Tobacco-Free Campus' were very impressive, and definitely meaningful for staff, patients and visitor education," Dr. Fairbanks added. "I appreciate and commend John C. Lincoln's commitment to stick with its truly excellent role model Tobacco-Free Campus outdoor signs and health leadership position."
Read more about John C. Lincoln's tobacco-free policy.
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