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Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital, celebrating with the Ottawa Heart Institute: 10 years of offering smoking cessation support to patients!

 

CARLETON PLACE, October 21, 2016 — Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) is celebrating ten years of partnership with the Ottawa Heart Institute’s Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation (OMSC). Since implementation of the OMSC at CPDMH, nearly 400 smokers have been reached through personalized, best practice tobacco dependence treatment, resulting in increased quit attempts and long-term cessation. Approximately 120 smokers are smoke-free as a result of the support they received while at CPDMH.

 

In 2002, smoking cessation experts at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute developed the Ottawa Model for Smoking Cessation–an institutional program that systematically identifies, provides treatment, and offers follow-up to patients who smoke as part of routine care. In 2006, UOHI began to assist other inpatient, outpatient and primary care settings to implement the OMSC. Implementation of the OMSC led to an absolute 11% increase in long-term quit rates among hospitalized patients (from 18% to 29% at 6 months). In eastern Ontario, nearly 100,000 smokers have been assisted through Ottawa Model programs, leading to approximately 25,000 people becoming smoke-free.

 

“Implementing the Ottawa Model at CPDMH has provided a great resource for our patient who smoke,” said Laurie Scissons, Manager, Inpatient Nursing. “We have the tools and systems in place to support smokers when they are admitted to the hospital and throughout their stay. Most importantly, our program has contributed to a significant decrease in the number of smokers in our community.”

 

“This is a great initiative and we are pleased to partner with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute to ensure our patients have the best support possible. It’s a wonderful example of collaboration,” added Mary Wilson Trider, President and CEO, CPDMH.

“The success behind the Ottawa Model for Smoking cessation is truly found in the determined teams across Canada, like here in Carleton Place, that are providing personalized support to smokers who are trying to quit,” said Dr. Andrew Pipe, co-developer of the OMSC and Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. “As all hospital grounds in Ontario will be required to be smoke-free by January 2018, helping patients deal with nicotine withdrawal when they are admitted and stay smoke-free when they leave will remain an important priority for hospitals in our region.”

 

About Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital

For more than 60 years, Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) has been caring for the residents of Carleton Place, Beckwith and surrounding communities. CPDMH provides 24/7 emergency services, more than 60 ambulatory care clinics which include telemedicine, an operating suite and primarily day surgeries. Core services are complemented by physiotherapy, diagnostic imaging and laboratory services. CPDMH received full accreditation with exemplary standing from Accreditation Canada in 2016. The hospital has also been recognized for its efficiency and high patient satisfaction. Recently, CPDMH partnered with Almonte General Hospital to create the Mississippi River Health Alliance to look for more collaborative opportunities and improve access to quality care. Together, we are providing a stronger voice and vision for local health care – close to home.

 

About the University of Ottawa Heart Institute

The University of Ottawa Heart Institute is Canada’s largest and foremost heart health centre dedicated to understanding, treating and preventing heart disease. UOHI delivers high-tech care with a personal touch, shapes the way cardiovascular medicine is practiced and revolutionizes cardiac treatment and understanding. It builds knowledge through research and translates discoveries into advanced care. UOHI serves the local, national and international community, and is pioneering a new era in heart health

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About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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