Practice Greenhealth recognizes green stars, including ministry facilities

August 15, 2016

Practice Greenhealth has honored organizations excelling at making health care more environmentally friendly.

Ministry organizations were among those that received Environmental Excellence Awards at a ceremony at CleanMed in May in Dallas. Practice Greenhealth is an organization promoting environmental sustainability in health care, and CleanMed is a conference that Practice Greenhealth presents each year.

This year's award recipients included these ministry providers:

System for Change Award
For excellence in sustainability

  • Bon Secours Health System, Marriottsville, Md.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, Ill.

Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award
For facilities leading in innovation in environmentalism

  • Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, Va.
  • St. Francis Eastside, Greenville, S.C.

Greenhealth Emerald Award
For facilities with top green programs and with superior scores on assessments conducted by Practice Greenhealth

  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, Va.
  • Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.
  • Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Richmond, Va.
  • California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, Va.
  • MI Nursing/Restorative Center, Lawrence, Mass.
  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Ky.
  • St. Francis Downtown, Greenville, S.C.
  • St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, Va.

Partner for Change
For facilities with superior sustainability performance

  • Bon Secours Hospital, Baltimore
  • Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Va.
  • Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati
  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill.
  • HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Belleville, Ill.
  • HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Ill.
  • HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Ill.
  • HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  • HSHS St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Ill.
  • HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wis.
  • HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River, Ore.
  • Providence Medford Medical Center, Medford, Ore.
  • Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, Ore.
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center, Newberg, Ore.
  • Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
  • Providence Seaside Hospital, Seaside, Ore.
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City, Ore.
  • Schervier Nursing Care Center, Bronx, N.Y.
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Grass Valley, Calif.
  • St. Andre Health Care, Biddeford, Maine
  • St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Maine
  • St. Joseph Healthcare, Nashua, N.H.
  • St. Joseph Manor Health Care, Brockton, Mass.
  • St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, Calif.
  • St. Mary Health Care Center, Worcester, Mass.
  • St. Mary's Health System, Lewiston, Maine
  • St. Mary's Villa, Elmhurst Township, Pa.
  • St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont.
  • Youville Place, Lexington, Mass.

A full list of recipients is available at:


Copyright © 2016 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States
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Copyright © 2016 by the Catholic Health Association of the United States

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