June/July 2004

Franciscan Health System Hospitals Receive Environmental Awards


The three hospitals within Franciscan Health System, Tacoma, Wash., recently received awards from the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment program. St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, Wash.; St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, Wash.; and St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, all received Making Medicine Mercury Free and Partner Recognition awards. Last year, the hospitals recycled 10 percent of their waste, saving nearly $45,000 at St. Joseph alone.