To: All Patients and Visitors
It is the policy of Carthage Area Hospital (CAH) to maintain a 100% tobacco free environment to include all facilities or buildings that are the property of or leased by CAH. There will be no tobacco use in any personal vehicles, in parking lots, roadways or drives on CAH property. This policy fosters a healthy workforce and reinforces healthcare commitment to provide a healthy environment for our patients, visitors, employees, medical staff, volunteers, students, instructors, contractors and sub-concentrators.
Tobacco products include but are not limited to cigarettes, cigars, pipe smoking and chewing tobacco.
This policy applies to all patients, visitors, employees, medical staff, students, instructors, volunteers, contractors, sub-contractors, vendors and non-Carthage Area Hospital employees assigned to either temporary or permanent positions on property owned, leased or operated by Carthage Area Hospital.
We look forward to your visit on our Smoke Free Campus.
"Show You Care, Clear the Air"
"Flu Season is Upon Us"
For Our Patients Safety: If you are ill with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat) you should not visit hospitalized patients. When visiting, a maximum of two visitors are allowed in the patient's room at one time. We encourage you to use the waterless hand sanitizers that are located outside the patient rooms and other areas before and after contact with the patient. If you are coughing or sneezing, please cover your cough. Respiratory care stations that contain tissues, masks, and hand sanitizer are located in the waiting areas.
We apologize for any inconvenience that this presents to our patients and visitors.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at Extension 2336.