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Upper River Valley Area Hospitals Going Smoke-Free

(Upper River Valley Area) April 21, 2016 - On April 25, the Upper River Valley Hospital and Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital will be smoke-free.

These facilities are part of Horizon Health Network's 'Smoke-Free Together' spring launch, following Miramichi Regional Hospital on April 7 and the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital, Stan Cassidy Centre for Rehabilitation and Oromocto Public Hospital on April 18. The Saint John Regional Hospital has been smoke-free since September. All Horizon hospitals will be smoke-free within the next six months.

The public is invited to attend events celebrating the launch. The Upper River Valley Hospital will kick-off its event at 11 a.m. in the hospital lobby. Hotel-Dieu of St. Joseph Hospital's event takes place at 1 p.m. in the hospital lobby. David Moore, Executive Director of the facilities, will deliver remarks at both events.

Horizon Health Network's Smoke-Free Environment Policy demonstrates its commitment to health promotion and disease prevention for its patients and their families, staff, volunteers and community.

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Stephanie Neilson
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