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HealthPartners hospitals win top 25 award for sustainability

Methodist Hospital, Regions Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Westfields Hospital & Clinic and Hudson Hospital & Clinic named among top 25 in the U.S. for environmental stewardship in health care


     

June 3, 2019


BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – Five HealthPartners hospitals have won top honors for their environmental sustainability work. Methodist Hospital, Regions Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Westfields Hospital & Clinic and Hudson Hospital & Clinic received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. This award recognizes hospitals for excellence and dedication to sustainability in health care. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care sustainability community, empowering its members to improve their environmental stewardship.

The Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award is Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor for hospitals. Methodist Hospital, Regions Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Westfields Hospital & Clinic and Hudson Hospital & Clinic are leading the industry with innovation in sustainability, demonstrating superior programs and illustrating how sustainability is entrenched in their culture.

“The Practice Greenhealth Top 25 awards are truly a reflection of the dedication, passion and support we have across the organization,” said Dana Slade, director of sustainability programs. “We have made a strong connection between health, well-being and our sustainability initiatives, illustrated every day by our colleagues.”

HealthPartners received an additional 24 awards from Practice Greenhealth:

  • Amery Hospital & Clinic: Emerald Award; Greening the OR Recognition; Circles of Excellence for Leadership and Water
  • Hudson Hospital & Clinic: Greening the OR Recognition; Circles of Excellence for Leadership and Waste
  • Lakeview Hospital: Greening the OR Recognition; Circles of Excellence for Leadership, Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP), Energy and Water
  • Methodist Hospital: Circles of Excellence for Leadership and Waste
  • Regions Hospital: Circles of Excellence for Leadership, Food, Greening the OR, Energy, Climate and Waste
  • Westfields Hospital & Clinic: Greening the OR Recognition; Circles of Excellence for Leadership
  • HealthPartners: System Award
  • Barbara Tretheway: Visionary Leader Award

The awards were presented May 9 at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala in Nashville, Tenn., at the conclusion of the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition.

About HealthPartners

HealthPartners is the largest consumer-governed, non-profit 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 practicegreenhealth.org.

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