Published on November 07, 2022
Healthy Tips Video: Smoking Cessation with Holly Logsdon, Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Hello, I'm Holly Logsdon, a registered nurse, and a tobacco treatment specialist here at Owensboro Health with today's health tip. Because Kentucky has one of the highest rates of smoking and tobacco use in the nation, it's an area of focus for Owensboro Health. There are significant health effects and increased medical costs for smokers. And offering tobacco treatment is part of our commitment to decreasing the lung cancer mortality rate in the area, as well as many other chronic illnesses associated with tobacco use.
Kick The Habit
As a tobacco treatment specialist, I want to help you kick the habit. I meet one-on-one with participants to discuss their triggers, concerns, and previous attempts at quitting. I share skills to treat tobacco dependence, and help the participants set attainable goals. I will then continue to have follow ups with the participant to check their progress.
Meet With A Specialist
Participants can meet with any of our specialists in person at the Healthpark, Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center, Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, and at the pulmonary rehab. They can also have sessions virtually or by phone. Our outpatient pharmacy also offers consults with a pharmacist about nicotine replacement therapy during regular pharmacy hours. For more information, or to meet with a tobacco treatment specialist, call Owensboro Health at 270-417-7564, or the Healthpark at 270-688-3263.
About Owensboro Health
Owensboro Health is a nonprofit health system with a mission to heal the sick and to improve the health of the communities it serves in Kentucky and Indiana. The system includes Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, nationally recognized for design, architecture and engineering; Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital; Owensboro Health Twin Lakes Medical Center; the Owensboro Health Medical Group comprised of over 350 providers at more than 30 locations; three outpatient Healthplex facilities, a certified medical fitness facility, the Healthpark; a surgical weight loss center and program, and the Mitchell Memorial Cancer Center.
On average each year, we have more than 19,000 inpatient admissions, deliver 2,000 babies and provide the region’s only Level III NICU. Owensboro Health physicians perform nearly 33,000 surgical procedures, including nearly 150 open-heart surgeries. Our physicians and staff have 90,000 Emergency Department visits and more than 1.25 million outpatient visits annually. Visit our home page for more information.