Our commitment to providing a healthier and cleaner community.

As one of the largest health care organizations in our region, we have the responsibility and an opportunity to be good stewards of our environment. From the power sources we use, to the purchases we make, we are on a journey to implement practices across our organization that promote health by protecting the environment. Read our sustainability report that shows the progress we are making to strengthen green practices across our organization and how that is also helping to make care more simple and affordable.

Safe medication disposal

  • Our medicine take-back program has disposed of 41,200 pounds of medication the right way.
  • More than 17,000 people used the medicine take-back program since the program began in 2011.
  • HealthPartners offers six total collection sites at Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Lakeview Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Regions Hospital, and Westfields Hospital & Clinic.

Going paperless



Green teams/culture

  • We have 23 Green Teams and sustainability work groups across our organization that work hard on leading our sustainability initiatives
  • Green teams are based at our administrative building in Bloomington, each of our eight hospitals, and at several of our clinics.
  • We’re leaders in the sustainability community. HealthPartners was the first health system in Minnesota to join the Health Care Climate Council and we are one of two health systems in Minnesota to sign the White House Health Sector Climate Pledge .
  • We’re also in leadership roles at many local, state and national groups including the MN Sustainable Growth Coalition, HEARRT, and Clean Air Minnesota. We are frequent speakers at local universities and colleges, trade groups and other progressive sustainability interest groups.


  • HealthPartners won the 2022 System for Change Award for our comprehensive sustainability program for the eighth year in a row.
  • HealthPartners has received high honors nationally from Practice Greenhealth , the leading health care sustainability community, winning 27 awards in 2022. These awards include Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards for Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Lakeview Hospital, Methodist Hospital, and Regions Hospital, plus 14 Circles of Excellence Awards for outstanding performance in eight different areas.
  • Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, and Westfields Hospital & Clinic have all received the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council Green Masters awards.
  • In 2017 Amery Hospital & Clinic became the only hospital in the world to win the Audubon International Sanctuary designation. In 2018, Westfields Hospital & Clinic joined the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
  • In 2016 Amery Hospital & Clinic was certified as a Monarch Waystation through Monarch Watch. Hudson Hospital & Clinic became a Monarch Waystation in 2021.
  • Since 2019, both Amery Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic have been recognized as Tree Campuses through the Arbor Day Foundation.