Ministry providers among environmental award winners

August 1, 2012

Practice Greenhealth has named the recipients of its annual Environmental Excellence Awards, and dozens of Catholic health care providers are among the honorees.

The environmental leadership association honored winners during an awards presentation and gala at the 2012 CleanMed environmental conference in Denver in the spring.

The ministry honorees, and the categories in which they were recognized, are:

Environmental Leadership Award

The most competitive of the awards, this honor is for facilities that meet high standards for mercury reduction and recycling and that make progress on nearly every measure tracked for the award.

  • Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, Ore.
  • Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont.
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
  • Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Calif.
  • St. Francis eastside, Greenville, S.C.
  • St. Francis downtown, Greenville, S.C.
  • St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, Calif.
  • St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, Wis.

System for Change Award

For systems working cohesively to set goals, track data, benchmark and share successes for green efforts.

  • Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md.
  • Covenant Health Systems, Tewksbury, Mass.
  • Dignity Health, San Francisco
  • Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, Ill.

DEHP-Free Award

For hospitals and systems that reduce the use of devices containing Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate, a general purpose plasticizer.

  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, Va.

Partner for Change Award

For facilities that have established environmental programs and achieved certain benchmarks for waste reduction, mercury elimination and pollution prevention.

  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, Va.
  • Bon Secours Hospital, Baltimore
  • Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Va.
  • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, Va.
  • Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Richmond, Va.
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, Va.
  • CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, La.
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati
  • Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, Ohio
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, Calif.
  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Ky.
  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla, Wash.
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City, Ore.
  • Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Neb.
  • St. Andre Health Care Facility, Biddeford, Maine
  • St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, Wash.
  • St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill.
  • St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, Wash.
  • St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Wash.
  • St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, N.H.
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.
  • St. Mary Health Care Center, Worcester, Mass.

Partner for Change with Distinction

For top performers in the Partner for Change category, or providers that achieve certain recycling benchmarks and demonstrate progress in both basic and advanced greening efforts.

  • Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.
  • Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.
  • Columbia St. Mary's, Milwaukee
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y.
  • Mary Immaculate Nursing-Restorative Center, Lawrence, Mass.
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash.
  • St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, N.Y.
  • St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, Calif.
  • St. Joseph Regional Health Network, Reading, Pa.
  • St. Mary's Health System, Lewiston, Maine
  • St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Youville Place, Lexington, Mass.

Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award

For facilities that have virtually eliminated mercury and pledge to remain mercury-free.

  • Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, Ohio
  • Provena Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, Ill.
  • Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
  • St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, Wash.
  • St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill.
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw, Wash.
  • St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, Maine

Partner Recognition

For facilities that have begun to work on environmental programs and have achieved some progress and that have met some basic benchmarks.

  • Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, Ariz.
  • Providence Centralia Hospital, Centralia, Wash.
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River, Ore.
  • Providence Medford Medical Center, Medford, Ore.
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center, Newberg, Ore.
  • Providence Seaside Hospital, Seaside, Ore.
  • Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, In.
  • St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
  • St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Ill.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Breese, Ill.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland, Ill.
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Streator, Ill.
  • St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Ill.
  • St. Mary's Villa Nursing Home, Elmhurst Township, Pa.
  • St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Youville House Assisted Living Residence, Cambridge, Mass.


Copyright © 2012 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States
For reprint permission, contact Betty Crosby or call (314) 253-3477.

Copyright © 2012 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States

For reprint permission, contact Betty Crosby or call (314) 253-3490.