Gold Star Standards

Breathe Easy conducts the Gold Star Standards of Excellence 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.

Congratulations to the 2018 Hospital Gold Star Standards of Excellence Award Recipients!

32 hospitals recognized in September 2018 with 3 individual or committee Gold Star Champions highlighted.  Visit the Past Hospital GSSE Awardees page for details and stay tuned for 2019 program implementation dates.

2018 Standards

Past Hospital GSSE Awardees