Message from Dr. Pryor
Scott & White's vision is to become the most trusted and most valued name in American healthcare. This vision requires a responsibility to both our patients and staff to provide the safest and healthiest environment possible. Success in this endeavor includes establishing a completely tobacco-free environment.
Our new policy prohibits smoking or tobacco use of any kind on all Scott & White campuses.
Scott & White is a leader in healthcare in Texas, and, as we move to the forefront of American healthcare, it becomes increasingly important to lead by example – modeling healthy actions to match our goals. Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. Our patients and staff deserve an environment free from the dangers of tobacco use. A tobacco-free campus is the best decision that we can make to protect our staff and patients.
We realize that for addicted tobacco users, becoming tobacco-free is not as simple as the implementation of a new policy. We are sensitive to the difficulties of such a personal endeavor, so we are providing programs and resources to our staff, their families and members of our community who wish to become tobacco-free. We hope that you will join us in committing to Enuff of the Puff in partnership with achieving our Vision.
Robert Pryor, M.D.
President and CEO