Tobacco use in and around hospitals poses health and safety risks for patients, employees and visitors. While Kansas currently has a statute banning smoking in medical care facilities, as health care advocates, we voluntarily are expanding that ban to all hospital property. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Samuelson at (785) 233-7436.

An Implementation Toolkit for Hospitals

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Thank you to the following hospitals who provided sample documents.

From Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital

From Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan

For more information or to register, contact Lorri Dean at or (785) 233-7436.
Join us for a Kansas Hospital Association Noon Briefing on Wednesday, Oct. 7, when Alan Conroy, executive director for the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System since February 2012, will present an update on KPERS.
For more information or to register, contact Jan Fenwick at or (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding this program, contact Lorri Dean ( or Deborah Stern ( at (785) 233-7436.
For more information regarding the KHC Summit on Quality, contact Deborah Stern at (785) 233-7436 or