November 29, 2006
MCG is going completely smoke-free.
Hospital officials say they aim to make all areas of MCG and the MCG Health System tobacco-free within one year.
MCG president Dr. Daniel Rahn says the move will not only benefit patients, but employees, students, and faculty members as well.
"Physicians are responsible, majorly responsible, for the health care of their patients."
Dr. Rahn added that MCG should be a leader in promoting a healthy lifestyle to everyone in Augusta.