Maryland's Tobacco Resource Center - Linking Professionals to Best Practices

Anne Arundel Medical Center No Longer Hires Tobacco Users

November
2014

Beginning in August 2014, the Anne Arundel Medical Center implemented a screening process for new applicants. Applicants would undergo a urine test to check for nicotine levels in their system. The urine test would give the hospital the authority to not hire tobacco users. The center’s vice president, Julie McGovern, stated that the screening was implemented to help promote a healthy lifestyle to the community and their workers.