Valley Presbyterian Hospital is dedicated to creating a healing environment
for our patients and visitors. A smoke-free campus environment supports
this mission and enables us to provide the highest quality, safest health
care possible. Therefore, patients and visitors are prohibited from smoking
piped, cigars, cigarettes, or e-cigarettes of any kind in the hospital
or on the hospital campus.
Physicians are prohibited from writing orders for patients to be allowed
to smoke while under our care. As part of our commitment to our patients'
health, we encourage smoking cessation by asking physicians to order cessation
aids such as nicotine gum or patches. Our staff also provides patients
and family members with community resource referrals for smoking cessation programs.