May 2013

CHI Hospitals Receive Environmental Excellence Awards


Several CHI hospitals received Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth, an organization for health care providers with a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

Partner for Change, with Distinction Award

Recognizes facilities with well-established environmental programs and a recycling rate of at least 20%

  • St. Joseph Regional Health Network, Reading, PA

Partner for Change Award

Recognizes facilities with established environmental programs and a recycling rate of at least 15%

  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
  • Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, NE
  • St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, WA
  • St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, WA
  • St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA
  • St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Partner Recognition Award

Recognizes facilities that have made progress in several areas of environmental improvement and have a recycling rate of at least 10%

  • St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw, WA

Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award

Recognizes facilities that have virtually eliminated mercury

  • St. Catherine Hospital, Garden City, KS