Hospitals and Clinics Recognized by the Oklahoma Hospital Association for  Reducing Tobacco Use in Oklahoma

Hospitals and Clinics Recognized by the Oklahoma Hospital Association for Reducing Tobacco Use in Oklahoma

Hospitals Helping Patients Quit (HHPQ), an initiative of the Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) and program of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET), recently recognized 21 hospital and clinic partners for achieving notable benchmarks in reducing tobacco use in Oklahoma. Organization leaders were recognized during the OHA Annual Convention on Nov. 13. These visionary hospitals and clinics have made a critical commitment to their patients, employees, and communities to reduce Oklahoma’s leading cause of preventable death, tobacco use and related illness. Each of these organizations has implemented a permanent and standard best-practice protocol for identifying, counseling and referring individuals to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline (OTH) for coaching support and nicotine replacement therapy. Organizations recognized for reaching notable benchmarks in the number of referrals to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline are: Cedar Ridge Behavioral Health, Oklahoma City, 100 referralsMercy Hospital Logan County, Guthrie, 100 referralsWagoner Community Hospital, 100 referralsNortheastern Health System, Tahlequah, 150 referralsAscension St. John Jane Phillips, Bartlesville, 150 referralsAllianceHealth Woodward, 200 referralsNortheastern Health System Sequoyah, Sallisaw, 250 referralsAllianceHealth Seminole, 300 referralsThe Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center, Oklahoma City – Perinatal Program, 350 referralsMercy Hospital Oklahoma City, 500 referralsINTEGRIS Deaconess, Oklahoma City, 700 referralsNorman Regional Health System (Porter), 800 referralsNorman Regional HealthPlex, 800 referralsSSM Health St. Anthony Healthplex South, 800 referralsINTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital, Yukon, 1200 referralsINTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Oklahoma City, 1500 referralsSSM Health St. Anthony Hospital – Oklahoma City, 1500 referralsMercy affiliated clinics, statewide, 3000 referralsChickasaw Nation Medical Center, Ada, 4000 referralsINTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, 5000 referralsINTEGRIS affiliated clinics, 5000 referrals Through effective, health care provider-driven tobacco treatment services, HHPQ partner hospitals and clinics have referred...