Organization honored for its commitment to the environment

May 19, 2017  //  FOUND IN: Envsteward, News

Michigan Medicine was recently honored for its commitment to sustainability and its work to protect the environment.

The organization earned the Partner for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, given to the top health care organizations nationwide that are dedicated to environmental sustainability.

“We are proud to lead the way in health care when it comes to protecting the environment,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the U-M Health System. “It is quite satisfying to have our entire team recognized for the visible commitment to the environmental health of our patients, staff and community.”

According to Practice Greenhealth, any organization that earns Partner for Change designation has demonstrated its commitment to:

  • continuously developing, improving and expanding upon programs to eliminate mercury;
  • sourcing products sustainably;
  • recycling at least 15 percent of its total waste;
  • reducing regulated medical waste.

For a complete list of the organizations honored, click here.

And check out some programs offered at Michigan Medicine to help you become better stewards of the environment while at work.