Methodist Hospitals Received RISE Award 

Jun 25
2009

Methodist Hospitals was honored to receive the Rural Indiana Smoke-Free Environment (RISE) Award. This award is a joint award presented annually by the Indiana Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Agency and the Indiana Rural Hospital Association to healthcare facilities that had implemented a smoke free policy prohibiting any smoking by staff, patients and visitors in hospital buildings, on the grounds and in vehicles 24 hours a day. The award recognizes management and staff that have taken the necessary steps to lead Hoosiers toward a healthier Indiana. The term rural is loosely defined in order to recognize all healthcare facilities committed to a smoke free environment.

Methodist Hospitals campuses became completely smoke free on November 20, 2008.“We take our responsibility to promote healthy lifestyles seriously,” said Methodist Hospitals CEO/President Ian McFadden. “By having all of our facilities smoke free inside and out, we are taking a large step forward in providing an environment that is conducive to good health for all.”

Caption for photo: Amber Raza, Marketing & Corporate Communications Coordinator, Methodist Hospitals and Evelyn Morrison, Marketing & Corporate Communications Manager, Methodist Hospitals accept the RISE award from Anita Gaillard, Director of Community Programs, ITPC during the Rural Health Association's Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

For more information or to interview/photograph Methodist Hospital employees, please contact me, my contact information is located below.

Amber Raza
Marketing and Corporate Communications
P: 219.886.4474
F: 219.886.4592
E: araza@methodisthospitals.org

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