Kaweah Delta Health Care District is a leader in providing health care
to this community. As such, we are committed to creating a smoke-free
and tobacco-free campus, in and outside of our facilities, for patients,
visitors, employees, medical staff, students, and volunteers.
As of Jan. 5, 2015, in-patients are not permitted to leave the Medical
Center to smoke on hospital property. Additionally, hospital staff are
no longer permitted to smoke on any hospital grounds. This action is grounded
in medical science, which clearly demonstrates that patient outcomes for
both medical and surgical conditions are inferior for patients who smoke.
Additionally, smoking and second-hand smoke is widely recognized as the
single most important cause of preventable human disease, including lung
cancer, heart disease and emphysema. Kaweah Delta has a responsibility
to implement a policy that promotes a healthy environment for all.
A smoke- and tobacco-free campus provides a healthier environment for employees,
visitors and patients, and reflects our commitment to support the health
of our community.