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6 6 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 N orthwest Hospital, a LifeBridge Health Center in Randallstown, Md., is the first Maryland hospi- tal to be completely smoke-free. Leading the charge was Debra EMPLOYEE SAFETY Northwest Hospital | Randallstown, Md. An Exhaustive 3-Year Quest for 12 Smoke-Free ORs Northwest Hospital is the first hospital in Maryland to be completely smoke-free. Jeannette Sabatini | Associate Editor OR Excellence Award Winner Although the dangers of surgical smoke have hovered like a black cloud over ORs everywhere for more than 30 years, not much has been done about it. • FIERY FIGHTER Debra Kording, BSN, RN, CNOR, the perioperative educator at Northwest Hospital in Randallstown, Md., spearheaded her facility's smoke-free movement. Northwest Hospital

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