Michigan Medicine earns recognition for environmental excellence

May 16, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News

Congratulations to Michigan Medicine, which was recently recognized for its long-standing and active role as stewards of the environment.

The organization earned two awards from Practice Greenhealth, an organization that champions environmental sustainability in health care.

The first award was the “Partner for Change Award,” an honor earned by health care facilities that demonstrate an ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance and achieving a standard of excellence in sustainability.

Next, Michigan Medicine earned a “Greening the OR Award,” which lauds hospitals that have made substantial strides in improving environmental performance in the operating room.

“In all areas of the organization, we continue to become better stewards of the environment by improving our sustainability practices,” said Tony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer for the U-M Health System.  “From recycling to reprocessing to waste reduction to energy conservation, we continue to aim high in efforts to save our planet. These awards show that we are on the right path — and we will continue these efforts to build on our legacy to think and act ‘green’ on behalf of current and future generations.”

For more information about Practice Greenhealth, click here.

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