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October 2020 - Volume 17 - Issue 4


Holy Cross Health Awarded "Tobacco Free Initiative of the Year"

October 15 2020 -  Holy Cross Health has been selected as the 2019-2020 “Tobacco Free Initiative of the Year” by the Tobacco Free Partnership of Broward County.  
To facilitate a safe and healthy environment, support local ordinances and laws and meet regulatory standards, Holy Cross Health has been smoke- and tobacco product-free since 2012. The use of any tobacco products which include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, vaping devices and liquid nicotine, are strictly prohibited at any Holy Cross Health property.  
Through community and hospital-wide initiatives, Holy Cross Health continues to promote the prevention and reduction of health risks associated with use of all tobacco products as classified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  
"We do everything we can to promote a tobacco-free lifestyle for a safer and healthier community both externally and internally,” said Kim Saiswick, Vice President, Community Health & Well-Being at Holy Cross Health. “Our programs are designed to enhance the quality of life for each other and those we serve.”  
Saiswick also said that Holy Cross Health is in support of Tobacco 21 legislation in Florida that would raise the legal sales age to 21 to ensure the federal age will be uniformly enforced.  
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, smoking is the number one cause of preventable death in the U.S. with more than 16 million people living with a disease caused by smoking.  
About Holy Cross Health  
A member of Trinity Health, Fort Lauderdale-based Holy Cross Hospital, dba Holy Cross Health, is a full-service, non-profit, Catholic, teaching hospital operating in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Holy Cross has been named one of the top five hospitals in the Miami metro area and among the top 20 in the state in U.S. News and World Report's 2019-2020 Best Hospital rankings. Through strategic collaborations and a commitment to being a person-centered, transforming, healing presence, the 557-bed hospital offers progressive inpatient, outpatient and community outreach services and clinical research trials to serve as our community’s trusted health partner for life. Holy Cross Health also encompasses Holy Cross HealthPlex outpatient facility, urgent care centers and more than 50 Holy Cross Medical Group physician practices. To learn more about Holy Cross Health, visit Connect @holycrossfl.  
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