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OMC Smoking Cessation Program receives $5,000 Grant from Pfizer

OMC Smoking Cessation Program receives $5,000 Grant from Pfizer

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) Pulmonary Rehab recently received a grant valued at $5,000 from Pfizer, Inc. for their Smoking Cessation Program. DeAnna Ruth Nabors, RRT / Pulmonary Rehab Coordinator at OMC, wrote the grant. The Smoking Cessation Program is offered free to the community. Grant monies will be used to offset the costs. The purpose of the grant is to assist the community in its endeavor to make West Plains Smoke Free and to aid individuals in their efforts to improve their health by quitting smoking. OMC did a trial run last summer and found their success rate was better than the national average. This program is especially helpful because it is taught by trained facilitators that help participants understand what triggers their smoking, when they are most likely to smoke, and the best way to approach the quitting process.

The public can enroll in this free program by calling DeAnna Ruth Nabors at 417-257-5959, extension 6905. Please leave your name, phone number, and address on the voicemail and you will be contacted. The classes are limited to the first 15 to enroll.

Pictured left to right: Marilyn Clinton, Respiratory Care Manager; Tim Kimball, Director of Cardiac, Respiratory and Surgery Services, and DeAnna Ruth Nabors, Pulmonary Rehab/Smoking Cessation Coordinator.

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