According to the Center for Disease Control, tobacco product use among US youth is increasing, and e-cigarettes are the main reason. In 2018, there were 1.5 more current youth e-cigarette users than 2017. Rutland Regional Medical Center is hosting a free event, E-Cigs, JUUL, & the Youth Epidemic, What Parents and Teachers Should Know, Monday, March 25, 2019, from 6-8pm in the CVPS/Leahy Community Education Center. It will be presented by Sarah Cosgrove, RCP, TTS-M, AE-C, Education Coordinator, and Alan-Michael Saltis, Prevention Coordinator.
Learn the facts around vaping, and e-cigarettes, as well as initiatives taking place locally and nationally to educate and reduce youth vaping. Refreshments will be provided. Register at 802.772.2400 or at www.rrmc.org.
About Rutland Regional Medical Center
Rutland Regional Medical Center founded in 1896, is the largest community hospital and the second largest health care facility in Vermont with a medical staff of 256 physicians trained in 37 specialty areas. With a strong patient focus, consistent quality performance, nursing excellence, and award winning care, Rutland Regional remains dedicated to improving the health of families and individuals throughout Rutland County and beyond. Rutland Regional was honored as the “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News& World Report for 2017-2018, recognized as “high performing” in four procedures and conditions -Heart Failure, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hip Replacement, and Knee Replacement. Recently recognized in US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Hospitals to receive common care, Rutland Regional was the first hospital in Vermont to receive both the Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence and Magnet Recognition® for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovation. In 2016 and 2017, Rutland Regional Medical Center was the recipient of Healthcare’s Most Wired® award for the exceptional way the hospital uses technology to build patient engagement, specifically in how the patient is afforded electronic access to their care team. Rutland Regional has also been recognized by the Joint Commission as a Top Performer in Key Quality Measures, honored with an “A” grade by The Leapfrog Group in the fall 2016, spring of 2017, and fall of 2017, Hospital Safety Score and was named by Healthgrades among the top 10% in the Nation for Outstanding Patient Experience and Patient Safety in 2015. Rutland Women’s Healthcare, a Department of Rutland Regional Medical Center was recently awarded a Safety Certification in Outpatient Practice Excellence (SCOPE) for Women’s Health Program certification. SCOPE is a safety focused program of the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Rutland Women’s Healthcare is among the first ob-gyn offices in the country to be certified. Rutland Regional is also the 2018 Recipient of the Workplace of the Year Award from The Advisory Board Company