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QUITzone Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center

Arizona Department of Health Services
presents Good Samaritan Medical Center

Certificate of Excellence


Phoenix, Arizona – [January 28, 2011] –Banner Good Samaritan Hospital in Phoenix, AZ was presented with the QUITZone Certificate of Excellence for meeting the requirements of an Arizona tobacco-free campus.

Arizona Department of Health Services Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease T.R.U.S.T. Commissioner, Matt Madonna acknowledged the work of Banner leadership Larry Volkmar, CEO, Colleen Hallberg, CNO and Terry Ratner, Patient & Family Educator for being a role model in the field.  Arizonans Concerned About Smoking recognized Ms. Ratner with a Leadership Award.  Banner Good Samaritan has worked closely with community programs to teach and support providers with tobacco dependence treatment resources. Congratulations to Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center for its commitment to saving lives!


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