Amery Hospital & Clinic awarded "Greenhealth Partner for Change"
PRACTICE GREENHEALTH NAMES AMERY HOSPITAL & CLINIC A PRACTICE GREENHEALTH “PARTNER FOR CHANGE”
Amery, WI - Amery Hospital & Clinic was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, 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. The Award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.
The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs. At a minimum, facilities applying for this award must be recycling 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are well along the way to mercury elimination, and have developed other successful pollution prevention programs in many different areas.
Amery Hospital & Clinic’s dedication to sustainable landscaping, along with rain gardens, green roofs, pervious surfaces and a raptor nest, confirms their support of environmental health initiatives. Environmentally preferable purchasing, which eliminated Styrofoam at Amery Hospital & Clinic, and community engagement efforts also show their commitment and leadership in sustainability.
“We’re committed to improving the health and well-being of the communities we serve in partnership with our members, patients and employees. Caring for the environment and providing healthier, cleaner communities is an important part of this commitment,” said Dana Slade, Director, Sustainability Programs. “We’re proud of what we have accomplished and will continue to expand our sustainability programs to enhance the health of the communities we serve.”
The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented May 19 in Dallas, Texas at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, THE premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.
Pictured: Accepting the “Partner for Change” Award in Dallas, TX on behalf of Amery Hospital & Clinic are (l to r) Dana Slade, Director, Sustainability Programs of HealthPartners; Erick Jensen, Director, Facilities Management of Amery Hospital & Clinic; and Samantha McKeough, Sustainability Coordinator of HealthPartners
HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, nonprofit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. For more information, visit healthpartners.com.
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.