Gifford Offers ‘Fresh Start’ Smoking Cessation Class March 2-30

RANDOLPH – Gifford Health Care and Vermont Blueprint for Health will offer a free, five-week “Fresh Start Quit in Person” workshop to help anyone who wants to improve their health by becoming tobacco free.

Offered in partnership with the VT Department of Health Tobacco Control Program, this workshop will support those who want to quit smoking —free patches, gum, or lozenges can be shipped directly to participant’s homes.

The free tobacco cessation workshop will run from March 2 through March 30, 2016, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the Markle Room of the Gifford Conference Center. For more information or to register call Megan at 802-728-7714

Gifford is a community hospital in Randolph, Vt., with family health centers in Berlin, Bethel, Chelsea, and Rochester and specialty services throughout central Vermont. A Federally Qualified Health Center and a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the country, Gifford is a full-service hospital with a 24-hour emergency department; inpatient and rehabilitation units; many surgical services; accredited cancer program; a day care; two adult day programs; and the 30-bed Menig Nursing Home, which was named by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best 39 nursing homes in the country in 2012. The Birthing Center, established in 1977, was the first in Vermont to offer an alternative to the traditional hospital-based deliveries, and continues to be a leader in midwifery and family-centered care. The cancer program is accredited by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons. The hospital’s mission is to improve individuals’ and community health by providing and assuring access to affordable, high-quality health care in Gifford’s service area.

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