Dena King, Nurse Practitioner in Gander, Recognized for Her Outstanding Work in Helping People Quit

March 3rd, 2017 by Smokers' Helpline

Today Dena King, a nurse practitioner at the Emergency Department of James Paton Memorial Hospital in Gander, was presented with a special award from the Smokers’ Helpline to recognize her outstanding work in helping her patients quit smoking. Over the past year she referred almost 100 people to the Smokers’ Helpline services through our Referral Program, and we wanted to say a very special Thank You to her. She is a valued partner of the Smokers’ Helpline—encouraging her patients to move forward with quitting and supporting them in making this positive change. Christine Hicks (left, Regional Health Promotion Consultant for Central Health) and Cathy Farr (right, Canadian Cancer Society) made the presentation to Dena (center). Amazing work! Way to go!

The Smokers’ Helpline encourages all healthcare providers, workplaces and community organizations to get involved to support individuals with overcoming tobacco addiction. The Helpline’s Referral Program is an easy tool that helps make the connection to a variety of effective services (support is available over-the-phone, online, text and email).