It is the policy of Oakland Mercy Hospital to provide an environment free of tobacco use. Individuals covered by this policy include, but are not limited to, employees, patients, volunteers, visitors, and physicians. This policy exists as one of many methods for Oakland Mercy Hospital to promote and encourage healthy lifestyles throughout our community.
The use of tobacco products is strictly prohibited inside Oakland Mercy Hospital, clinic sites, and all the surrounding properties.
Tobacco products include, but are not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, and pipe smoking.
Upon admission, the nursing staff will ask each patient if they currently use tobacco and will document the response on the Past Medical History form. If patient is using tobacco, the attending physician may assess and discuss the need for Nicotine Replacement Therapy with the patient.