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About the Awards

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards provide recognition for members across the achievement spectrum. Learn more about how to select the right application for your organization. Award applications are organized by the type of organization applying.

Awards Type

Health Care
Higher Level Awards for Hospitals
Visionary Leader
Climate &
Health Innovation

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2018 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award Honorees

The Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award is Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor for hospitals. Selected from the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award applicants, these 25 hospitals are leading the industry with innovation in sustainability, demonstrating superior programs, and illustrating how sustainability is entrenched in their culture.

Learn more about the 2018 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award winners.

For questions on the Environmental Excellence Awards or improving your sustainability program please contact your member engagement liaison.

For general award inquiries or technical assistance, please contact Christopher Bodkin at or 888-378-2259.

*If you are a member of the Veteran's Health Administration, please contact Kaeleigh Sheehan at or 888-450-7707 for support. 

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University of California San Francisco Medical Center introduced plant-forward menu concepts. Customers loved it and sales soared. These meals just happen to also be good for the planet.

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