September 12, 2012
Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) will host the American Cancer Society’s ‘Fresh Start’ smoking cessation program, a free, four-part clinic on Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 2, 4, 9, and 11. The classes will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in the hospital’s Cancer Care Center conference room. Participants should enter from the cancer center’s main entrance off of Emmett Street.
This program is a behavior modification training that can be used in conjunction with many ‘quit’ methods and nicotine replacement therapies. It consists of four successive lessons that help the participant understand nicotine/tobacco addiction and then to guide her or him to successfully quite the habit. Class topics include ‘Understanding Why and How,’ ‘Mastering the First Few Days,’ ‘Mastering Obstacles’ and ‘ Staying Quit and Enjoying it Forever.’
“Research clearly demonstrates that smoking increases your chances of developing emphysema, heart disease, and lung and other cancers,” says Deb Pierce, RRT of the BBC pulmonary rehabilitation center. “However, quitting smoking, no matter how long you’ve been indulging, does lower your risk of smoking-related diseases, and it does improve your health as well as those around you.”
Anyone resolving to quit smoking in 2012 should call (877) 462-2247 to register for or receive more information about the classes.
Bronson Battle Creek is a 218-bed hospital that provides full outpatient and inpatient acute care including robotic surgery, diagnostics, and rehabilitation services; 100% all private rooms. It also offers world-class diagnostic capabilities including PET/CT imaging, freestanding ‘open’ and traditional MRI, CT (16- and 64-slice), and 3.0 Tesla MRI. Bronson Battle Creek has been recognized nationally as one of the safest hospitals, and has been a leader in the development of electronic health records as evidenced by multiple honors as one of America’s ‘most wired’ and ‘most wireless’ hospitals. The Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons recognizes the Bronson Battle Creek Cancer Care Center as a Comprehensive Community Cancer Program, and the only hospital in Michigan to receive the CoC’s Outstanding Achievement Award three times in a row. Specialty services include the county’s largest accredited sleep center and a wound-healing center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy.