Tobacco and Flu Policies
Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital is committed to being a leader in public health issues. As a leading health organization, we have an opportunity to be a role model in our community and encourage wellness through all levels of our organization.
Tobacco: Tobacco use carries significant health risks. We are tobacco free on all SGCMH campuses including electronic cigarettes. We actively work with employees throughout SGCMH and offer smoking cessation programs, as needed.
Influenza (Flu): At SGCMH we have the sacred privilege of caring for patients every day. To help keep our patients and employees healthy, employees are highly encouraged to receive a flu shot each year. Employees who decline to receive this important immunization must complete a declination statement and wear a hospital-supplied (exam) mask over the mouth and nose when at work during the influenza season. We believe this immunization is crucial to providing the safest patient care.