2019 Hospital
Gold Star Standards of Excellence Program
APPLICATIONS
RELEASED!
Applications & guidance documents will be available for download via
 Breathe Easy website .
APPLICATIONS
DUE!
Please email your completed application, supporting documents & questions!
GSSE AWARDS CELEBRATION!
Join us at the Maine Hospital Association in Augusta for our annual awards celebration.
Standards previews are now available on the website but keep an eye out for additional communications in mid-September regarding application assistance, award celebration details and more! Please don't hesitate to email Amanda if you have any questions in the meantime!
Breathe Easy conducts the Gold Star Standards of Excellence (GSSE) recognition program annually to encourage and support Maine’s hospitals that are addressing smoking and tobacco use by creating and maintaining smoke and tobacco-free policies. As leaders in health care, Maine hospitals seek to optimize the health of patients and the surrounding community. Hospitals provide key community support and are exemplary role models of health care excellence. Tobacco-free campus policies are examples of this commitment that benefits patients, employees, and the entire community.

To learn more about all of our GSSE programs (Behavioral Health, Higher Education & Hospitals), see a listing of past awardees and view celebration photos,
please visit our website !
The Breathe Easy Initiative is a program of the MaineHealth Center for Tobacco Independence supported by funding from Maine Prevention Services, Maine CDC, DHHS.