How far should 'improvement of health' go?

Thanks be to Central Peninsula Hospital and CEO Rick Davis for establishing a no-fly zone to which area residents may flee for refuge and in order to escape the endless bombardment of tobacco fumes devastating the health of local citizens.

Now that CPH has taken this bold and courageous step in pursuit of its mission "to improve the health" of those they serve, their families, and those who work with CPH, we anxiously await further efforts toward that end. What bold initiatives lie ahead? A CPH campus totally free of high fructose corn syrup? A campus free of factory-farmed, feed-lot beef, pork, and chicken? Free of soft drinks? A cafeteria dedicated to the exclusive use of locally-grown and organic vegetables?

And in light of our nation's current epidemic of diabetes, might not CPH limit the caloric intake of overweight and obese staff members and patients? Ban the on-premises consumption of junk food like McDonalds, Arbys, Snicker bars, and the like? Mandatory exercise programs would do wonders for area health.


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