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St. Joseph Hospital Receives National Award for Achievement in Sustainability


05.03.2017

In recognition for successful programs to reduce environmental impact, St. Joseph Hospital received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievement in the healthcare sector.

The Partner for Change Award recognizes healthcare facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, products of sustainability, and more. St. Joseph Hospital has demonstrated that we recycle at least 15 percent of our total waste, have reduce regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury, and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas throughout the hospital.

Mark McKenna, Director of Hospitality Services at St. Joseph Hospital states “This is the 10th year St. Joseph Hospital has received this award. We continue to be good stewards of our environment through recycling, composting, reducing, reusing and raising awareness to ‘act locally and think globally.’ It is the responsibility of everyone to care for our planet and environment for the future.”

“As healthcare providers, sustainability is at the core of our mission and central to protecting the health of our patients, staff, and community,” states McKenna. “We take pride in our sustainability programs and the positive impacts they have on the environment and the communities we serve.”

The award will be presented at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala on May 18 in Minneapolis, MN.

About St. Joseph Hospital                                                                                    

St. Joseph Hospital, a member of Covenant Health, is a regional, full-service healthcare system dedicated to providing innovative, high quality healthcare. The main campus, St. Joseph Hospital, is a 208-bed facility combining the latest technologies and personalized medicine with conveniences such as around-the-clock emergency services, comprehensive, specialized treatment and preventive services at the Cardiovascular & Diabetes Center, Breast Care Center, and Cancer Center, DNV GL-accredited stroke program at our hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and labor and delivery services at the Childbirth Center. We offer an extensive physician network of specialists and primary care providers.

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

 

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