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Jessica Ellis, Marketing Director

Kentucky River Medical Center Becomes a 100% Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus

JACKSON, KY (July 10, 2024)—Kentucky River Medical Center announced that effective July 1, 2024, it became a smoke and tobacco-free campus.

The updated policy prohibits smoking and the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) in and around all hospital structures—including in parking lots. The restriction applies to all private offices owned, leased, or operated by the facility.

Outpatients will be informed about no-smoking policy when they check in for services. Inpatients will be informed about the no-smoking policy upon admission. These notifications are important because the hospital has many areas inside and outside of the building where flammable liquids, gases, or oxygen is used or stored.

“Expanding our tobacco-free policy highlights our dedication to fostering a safe and healthy environment for everyone at Kentucky River Medical Center,” said Susie Robinette, CNO of Kentucky River Medical Center. “We hope this new policy will help us further contribute to a healthier community.”

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About Kentucky River Medical Center
Kentucky River Medical Center is 55-bed, acute care facility serving Breathitt, Lee, Owsley and Wolfe counties. Services include emergency, inpatient, surgical, infusion, rehabilitation, lab, and diagnostic imaging.