June 20, 2014- Eleven Tenet hospitals recently received sustainability awards from Practice Greenhealth!
This organization is the nation’s leading health care community supporting environmental stewardship working to improve patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge sharing.Hospitals are selected annually to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.
Greenhealth Partner for Change Award
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.
MetroWest Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital
MetroWest Medical Center/Leonard Morse Hospital
Sinai Grace Hospital
The Partner Recognition Award is given to health care facilities that have begun to work on environmental improvements, have achieved some progress, and have at least a ten percent recycling rate for their total waste stream.
Coral Gables Hospital
Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center
Mission Trail Baptist Hospital
North Central Baptist Hospital
North Shore Medical Center (first time winner!)
Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center (first time winner!)
Palmetto General Hospital (first time winner!)
St. Luke's Baptist Hospital