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Norman Regional Honored with OHA's Tobacco Cessation Award

Norman Regional Honored with OHA's Tobacco Cessation Award

The Oklahoma Hospital Association (OHA) Health Improvement Initiatives team presented Norman Regional with a Tobacco Cessation Champion of Health Award – Excellence in Clinical Tobacco Treatment.

Norman Regional Health System was recognized for sustained excellence in clinical tobacco treatment and referrals to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline.

Since 2017, Norman Regional Health System has referred 3,107 patients to the Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline (OTH) for follow-up cessation services, which accounts for an estimated 2,180 years of life saved and $1.1 million in healthcare cost savings due to enhanced quit rates.

Vanita Southward, RRT, manager of Cardiopulmonary and Respiratory Care, accepted the award with our team of respiratory healers. Thank you for helping our patients take the steps toward a healthier life.

Do you or a loved one need help quitting smoking or tobacco products?

The Oklahoma Tobacco Helpline offers individualized, free support available to all Oklahomans. Call 1-800-QUIT-NOW.