Dozens of ministry hospitals earn Practice Greenhealth honors

December 1, 2019

Nearly three dozen Catholic health facilities were among the 390 U.S. health care organizations to receive recognition this year for their environmentalism, through Practice Greenhealth's 2019 Environmental Excellence Awards program.

The nonprofit membership organization awarded the honors during its CleanMed conference in Nashville, Tenn., in May. CleanMed is Practice GreenHealth's national conference for leaders in health care sustainability.

CHA members recognized with awards included:

Greenhealth Emerald Award

For facilities receiving exemplary scores in a range of categories that Practice Greenhealth uses to evaluate facilities' progress:

  • Dignity Health – California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles (Dignity Health is part of CommonSpirit Health.)
  • Providence St. Joseph Health – Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, Mont.

Partner for Change Award

For facilities that achieve superior performance in sustainability and make substantive progress eliminating the use of mercury:

  • Ascension – St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital, Indianapolis
  • Bon Secours Mercy Health – Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Ashland, Ky.
  • Dignity Health – Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, Arroyo Grande, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – Marian Regional Medical Center, Santa Maria, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – Methodist Hospital of Sacramento
  • Dignity Health – Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Grass Valley, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, Calif.
  • Dignity Health – St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, Calif.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wis.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Elizabeth's Hospital, O'Fallon, Ill.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls, Wis.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Francis Hospital, Litchfield, Ill.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. John's Hospital, Springfield, Ill.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital, Chippewa Falls, Wis.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center of Green Bay, Wis.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital, Sheboygan, Wis.
  • Hospital Sisters Health System – HSHS St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, Wis.
  • Providence St. Joseph Health – Providence Centralia Hospital, Centralia, Wash.
  • Providence St. Joseph Health – Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
  • Providence St. Joseph Health – Providence Newberg Medical Center, Newberg, Ore.
  • Providence St. Joseph Health – Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia, Wash.
  • St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, Minn.
  • TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati

 

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