Michigan Medicine honored for sustainability, environmental efforts

April 17, 2018  //  FOUND IN: Envsteward, News

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which has again been recognized for its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

The organization was recently honored with a 2018 Partner for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, an organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. This is the 15th consecutive year that Michigan Medicine has been earned a national award for environmental awareness efforts.

The Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably and more. Winning facilities must demonstrate that they are recycling at least 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas.

“We are thrilled to earn this award, as the organization is devoted to protecting the environment around us while carrying out world-class patient care, education and research,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the U-M Health System. “This shows that we can be socially conscious as an organization without sacrificing our values to help as many members of our community as possible.”

For more on Practice Greenhealth and its annual awards, click here.