Beginning November 20, 2008, the day of the Great American Smokeout, all hospitals in Northeast Florida will become completely tobacco-free. This policy means that patients, visitors, employees and physicians are prohibited from using tobacco products anywhere inside or outside the hospital. This also includes all visitors and tenants in the Medical Office Building.

Memorial Hospital has joined hospitals across northeast Florida in an effort to become tobacco-free. This policy has been endorsed by numerous health advocacygroups, including other area hospitals, the Duval CountyHealth Department, and the American Lung Association. Itis intended to help Memorial Health maintain the healthiest possible environment for patients,employees and visitors. Should you have any question regarding MemorialHospital becoming a tobacco-free campus, please contactLaura Demotte, Vice-President of Human Resources at 904-399-6687.

ABOUT MEMORIAL HEALTH: Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO,) Memorial Health, consisting of Memorial Hospital, Orange Park Medical Center and Specialty Hospital, is known as a leader in quality, compassionate healthcare with a reputation maintained through excellent staff, along with programs of technological advances, growth and expansion to meet the ongoing needs of the community. Memorial Health serves the entire First Coast area. For further information about services, facilities and physicians, please go to; or