Hospital No-smoker Hiring Policy Ignites Controversy

Michigan hospital says, ‘we will hire no smokers.’ A brave move in the face of inevitable discrimination lawsuits.

Our mission statement includes the phrase we’re ‘dedicated to enhancing the health status of our community,'” said Jeff Kapuscinski, marketing and communications director for Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Mich., which implemented its policy late last year. “We think this policy is a natural extension of that and a necessary step in the journey.”

Read more: Michigan hospitals adopting no-smoker hiring policies – FierceHealthcare http://www.fiercehealthcare.com/story/michigan-hospitals-adopting-no-smoker-hiring-policies/2011-03-15#ixzz1Gj7OAFas

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