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Higher Level Awards for Hospitals

By filling out the Greenhealth Partner for Change application, hospitals (with overnight beds and operating rooms) automatically become eligible for a range of higher-level Award applications. If a hospital fills out the Greenhealth Partner for Change Application, it will be considered for all of the following award designations:

Greening the OR Award

Practice Greenhealth is excited to recognize the environmental innovation occurring in surgical suites. This competitive Award will recognize ONE top facility applicant for their outstanding efforts to reduce the environmental impact of the surgical environment.

This award is generously made possible by Sterilmed.

Greenhealth Partner for Change Award

The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that have implemented a significant number of environmental programs, and continuously improve and expand upon these programs on the path to sustainability.

Greenhealth Emerald Award

The Greenhealth Emerald Award will be presented to hospitals that demonstrate superior sustainability programs. To apply for this Award, facilities fill out the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award application. Award determinations will be made using Practice Greenhealth's improved scoring and evaluation system. This system is outlined in the 2014 Greenhealth Partner for Change Tools and Resources. Hospitals receiving this award designation are demonstrating strong sustainability program implementation and cross-functional excellence. 

Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award

The Top 25 Environmental Excellence award is now Practice Greenhealth's highest honors for hospitals. To apply for this award, facilities fill out the Greenhealth Partner for Change award application. Practice Greenhealth's Top 25 Environmental Excellence award will be presented to the 25 hospitals that have the highest overall scoring and best meet key performance indicator targets across all ten categories of the Greenhealth Partner for Change award application. Scores are determined using the scoring and metrics evaluation outlined in the 2014 Greenhealth Partner for Change Tools and Resources. These hospitals will have exemplary sustainability programs and defined as the go-to leaders in the health care industry.

Circles of Excellence

The Circles of Excellence recognize hospitals for outstanding performance in one specific area of expertise (e.g., outstanding performers in Waste, Energy, Food, etc.) The Circles of Excellence are presented to facilities that have the highest overall scoring and best meet key performance indicator targets in each category on the Greenhealth Partner for Change application—based on the scoring criteria described in the 2014 Greenhealth Partner for Change Awards Scoring Resource.

The categories include:

  • Leadership
  • Waste
  • Chemicals
  • Greening the OR
  • Food
  • EPP
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Climate
  • Green Building

These awards will highlight those hospitals that are pushing the envelope and driving innovation in sustainability performance in each sustainability category. Up to 10 designees will be selected for each Circle of Excellence category.

 

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