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Midwest Hospital Recognized for Green Initiatives: Wisconsin Governor Recognizes Sacred Heart Hospital's Environmental Leadership

By Emily Barry
Market Watch

EAU CLAIRE, Wis., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Many hospitals are taking steps to be environmentally friendly, but Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH) continues to lead by example to do what is best for the environment. Recently, SHH was one of only six hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Leadership Award (ELA) for their innovative programs that set industry standards for waste reduction and pollution prevention.
"Sacred Heart Hospital is at the forefront of the trend toward a healthcare system that recognizes the fundamental link between healthy people and a healthy environment," said Bob Jarboe, Executive Director, Practice Greenhealth. "Our vision of a truly healthy healthcare system is steadily becoming a reality, in part because of the remarkable achievements of organizations like Sacred Heart Hospital."

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