Hudson Hospital earns several Practice Greenhealth Awards
Honored in the following categories: Circles of Excellence Top Ten (Food), Greening the OR Recognition and Greenhealth Emerald Award
(Hudson, WI) – Hudson Hospital & Clinic has been honored for outstanding performance in health care sustainability in several areas 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.
“Our mission to improve the health of our members, patients and community is in direct alignment with our goals for sustainability,” said Dana Slade, Sustainability Manager, HealthPartners. “To be recognized nationally among other high-performing organizations is truly an honor, and an affirmation of the work our teams do every day.”
Hudson Hospital & Clinic has also been honored by Practice Greenhealth in the following categories:
- The Top Ten in the U.S. with the Circles of Excellence Award in the area of Food for outstanding performance in health care sustainability. The top ten awards recognize hospitals for outstanding performance in one specific topic area determined by the highest scoring facilities in each category on the Greenhealth Partner for Change application. These awards highlight hospitals that push the envelope and drive innovation in sustainability performance in each sustainability category. Hudson Hospital was recognized for the Food category for their innovation in local purchasing, composting, reducing disposables, eliminating sugar sweetened beverages, providing reusable containers, and offering more fish and vegetarian options.
- Greening the OR Recognition for efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the surgical environment. Because the OR suites are a large contributor to the health care facility’s environmental footprint, the results and cost savings can be significant.
- Greenhealth Emerald Award for achieving improvements in mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs – above and beyond the Partner for Change criteria. Winning hospitals are selected using Practice Greenhealth’s improved scoring and evaluation system, and are further along the path to sustainability and show leadership in the local community and in the health care sector.
“Hudson Hospital & Clinic has been demonstrating sustainability leadership in our community and the healthcare industry to improve the health and well-being of our members, patients, community and employees,” says Marian Furlong, President & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic. “We are proud to be named one of the top 10 in the country in this work, and will continue to make sustainability a top priority.”
The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented in Dallas, Texas May 19 at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, THE premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.
Photo: Attending the Practice Greenhealth Award ceremony and accepting the awards for Hudson Hospital & Clinic include (from left) Dana Slade, HealthPartners Sustainability Program Manager; Marian Furlong, President & CEO, Hudson Hospital & Clinic; Sarah Stockman, Manager, Laboratory; Jeff Persells, Manager, Plant Operations; and Samantha McKeough, Sustainability Coordinator, HealthPartners.
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About Hudson Hospital & Clinic
HealthPartners family of care includes Hudson Hospital & Clinic, serving western Wisconsin with an emergency center, birth center, rehabilitation center, imaging center, specialty clinics, cancer care, heart care, orthopedics, and a nationally acclaimed healing arts program. For more information visit www.hudsonhospital.org.
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 www.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 www.practicegreenhealth.org.