Good Samaritan Hospital clears the air in new policy

Good Samaritan Hospital Vincennes

VINCENNES, Ind. (WTHI) – Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes announced Tuesday its campus would become tobacco free August 1. The effort will transition the hospital’s campus into a ‘full non-smoking and tobacco use campus.’

“Our strategic plan includes Beacons of Community Excellence and Employee Excellence to improve the health of communities
we serve,” states Rob McLin, President and CEO. “Requiring a fully tobacco free hospital and workplace reflects these directives and recognizes our promise to provide a healthy atmosphere to our employees, patients and the community.”

Hospital administrators say the new non-tobacco policy implementation will create a safer, healthier working environment. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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