HealthPartners named a health care "System for change"
Demonstrates Environmental Excellence in Health Care Practices Across the Health Care System
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — May 15, 2015 — HealthPartners has been awarded a “System for Change” Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.
The System for Change Award recognizes health systems that are working cohesively to gather data, set system goals, benchmark, and share successes in environmental performance. All hospitals under the health system must be current Practice Greenhealth members, with a minimum of four acute care hospitals. A minimum percentage of the health system’s facilities must also win the Partner for Chance Award the same year in order for the system to receive this award.
“Our organization’s mission is to improve the health and well-being in partnership with our patients, members, and communities,” said Dana Slade, Sustainability Program Manager. “Our commitment to sustainability is an important part of caring for the places where we live and work to create a healthier environment for those we serve and for future generations.”
Additional awards received by hospitals in the HealthPartners system:
- Top 25 Award, Circle of Excellence: Water - Hudson Hospital and Clinic
- Emerald Partner for Change Award - Regions Hospital and Westfields Hospital
- Partner for Change - Methodist Hospital and Lakeview Hospital
The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented in Portland, Oregon, May 14 at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.
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 that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit practicegreenhealth.org.