Dozens of CHA members receive Practice Greenhealth honors at CleanMed

June 1, 2013

CHA member organizations were among health care providers whose green initiatives were recognized with annual Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards. The 2013 awards were presented on April 25 in Boston at CleanMed, a national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability. Practice Greenhealth is a membership and networking organization for health care institutions committed to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

Ministry systems and facilities honored for reducing their environmental footprints are as follows:

Environmental Leadership Circle
For facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and set the highest standards for environmental practices in health care.
Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, Mich.
Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont.
Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wis.
Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, Calif.
St. Francis downtown, Greenville, S.C.
St. Francis eastside, Greenville, S.C.
St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, Calif.
St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, Wis.

System for Change Award
For health systems working cohesively to gather data, set system goals, benchmark, and share successes in environmental performance.
Bon Secours Health System, Inc., Marriottsville, Md.
Covenant Health Systems, Tewksbury, Mass.
Dignity Health, San Francisco
Hospital Sisters Health System, Springfield, Ill.

DEHP-Free Award
For the hospital or system that demonstrates the most success with replacing DEHP-containing medical devices with safer alternatives, particularly with vulnerable patient populations.
St. Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, N.Y.

Partner for Change with Distinction
For health care facilities that have achieved improvements in their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs, above and beyond the Partner for Change basic criteria.
Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y.
Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Norfolk, Va.
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Mechanicsville, Va.
Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Richmond, Va.
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital, Richmond, Va.
Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Midlothian, Va.
Good Samaritan Hospital, Suffern, N.Y.
Maristhill Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Waltham, Mass.
Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, Ohio
Mary Immaculate Nursing Restorative Center, Lawrence, Mass.
Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, Ore.
Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash.
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, Ore.
Saint Anthony Community Hospital, Warwick, N.Y.
St. Joseph Regional Health Network, Reading, Pa.
St. Mary's Health System, Lewiston, Maine
St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wis.

Partner for Change Award
For facilities that have established environmental programs and continuously improve these programs on the path to sustainability.
Bon Secours Hospital, Baltimore
Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, St. Petersburg, Fla.
California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles
Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler, Ariz.
CHRISTUS Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, La.
Community Hospital of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, Calif.
Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati
Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital, Newport News, Va.
Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va.
Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, Ariz.
Mercy Medical Center, Oshkosh, Wis.
Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, Calif.
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Ky.
Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, Hood River, Ore.
Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City, Ore.
Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.
Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, Neb.
Schervier Nursing Care Center, Riverdale, N.Y.
St. Andre Health Care, Biddeford, Maine
St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, Wash.
St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, Ill.
St. Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernardino, Calif.
St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, Wash.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, Wis.
St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Wash.
St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Detroit
St. John Medical Center, Westlake, Ohio
St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Ill.
St. Joseph Hospital, Bangor, Maine
St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, N.H.
St. Joseph Manor, Brockton, Mass.
St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, Wash.
St. Joseph's Hospital, Highland, Ill.
St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
St. Joseph's Hospital Breese, Breese, Ill.
St. Mary Health Care, Worcester, Mass.
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 Place Assisted Living Residence, Lexington, Mass.

Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award
For facilities that have virtually eliminated mercury.
California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles
St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, Kan.
St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
St. Mary's Hospital, Streator, Ill.
St. Mary's Hospital, Decatur, Ill.
St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wis.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Rose de Lima Campus, Henderson, Nev.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals San Martin Campus, Las Vegas, Nev.
St. Rose Dominican Hospitals Siena Campus, Henderson, Nev.

Partner Recognition
For facilities that have started work on environmental improvements, have achieved some progress, and have at least a 10 percent recycling rate for their total waste stream.
Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, Austin, Texas
Kenmore Mercy Hospital, Kenmore, N.Y.
Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, N.Y.
Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, Ill.
Providence Medford Medical Center, Medford, Ore.
Providence Newberg Medical Center, Newberg, Ore.
Providence Seaside Hospital, Seaside, Ore.
St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw, Wash.
Youville House Assisted Living Residence, Cambridge, Mass.

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