Green Team

 

 

Washington Hospital recognizes the critical link between the health of each individual and the health of the environment. As the hospital reaffirms its commitment to promoting a healthier community, it’s taking a leading role in environmental awareness.

 

Join Washington Hospital and the City of Fremont to Celebrate
Earth Day—April 23

Washington Hospital and the City of Fremont agree: A healthy community needs a cleaner, greener, healthier environment and everyone can make a difference in helping to clean up our world.

For the sixth year in a row, the two organizations are partnering to present “Let’s Go Green Together!” a free, community-wide Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held in the Conrad E. Anderson, MD, Auditorium and the parking lot of the Washington West building next to Washington Hospital.   

To find out more about the “Let’s Go Green Together!” Earth Day event, click here or go to www.fremont.gov/earthday.

 

Washington Hospital named a Practice Greenhealth
Partner for Change

Cited as a leader in health care environmentally preferable practices.

Washington Hospital was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.The Award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.  

“We have sustainability efforts through out the Hospital,” said Paul Kelley, director of biomedical engineering and head of Washington Hospital’s Green Team. "Last year, one of our goals was to decrease use of all paper by five percent which we exceeded. Since the EPIC (EMR) golive, our paper usage has been dropping and this past year paper usage was reduced by 31 percent"      

The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs. At a minimum, facilities applying for this Award must be recycling 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are well along the way to mercury elimination, and have developed other successful pollution prevention.

About Practice Greenhealth: Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

 

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