Amerinet Again Recognized with Champion for Change Award -- Recognized for Environmental Stewardship and Protecting Public Health

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Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, has once again received the “Champion for Change” Award for outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible healthcare from Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for healthcare facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.

Amerinet Inc., a leading national healthcare solutions organization, has once again received the “Champion for Change” Award for outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible healthcare from Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for healthcare facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations.

The Champion for Change Award recognizes businesses and organizations that demonstrate successful accomplishments in ‘greening’ their own organization and have assisted their associated healthcare facility clients/members/customers in improving their environmental performance.

“Amerinet recognizes the importance of sustainability in the healthcare supply chain, taking the lead in supporting environmentally preferable purchasing by offering educational resources and green purchasing options,” said Todd Ebert, Amerinet president and CEO. “We are also proud to support organizations such as Practice Greenhealth, who provide consulting services on environmental topics and work with us on strategies to expand sustainability.”

Among Amerinet’s environmental successes for 2011 were:

  •     Collaborating with Practice Greenhealth and other industry leaders to develop and endorse the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products (Version 1.0), which can be used to guide the identification, selection and procurement of environmentally preferable medical products.
  •     The building and development of the Amerinet Choice Energy Solutions, currently offering 46 contracts in the areas of consulting services, equipment and device procurement services and commodity acquisition services.
  •     Using LEED to guide construction and renovation activities for customers, and helping them to earn LEED certification.
  •     Implementing a completely electronic process and storage system for all contracting documentation.

“This Award demonstrates Amerinet’s commitment to their customers to protect public health and preserve the environment,” said Laura Wenger, RN, executive director, Practice Greenhealth. “Amerinet is truly demonstrating leadership for the future of healthcare.”

The Champion for Change Award is reserved for organizational partners supplying healthcare products and services that are considerate of the earth and its resources. The winners of this award have achieved success in greening their own organizations and have also assisted others who are committed to improving their environmental performance.

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented in Denver, Colo., at CleanMed, THE premier national environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability.

During the CleanMed conference, Amerinet is participating in an environmental purchasing roundtable with other major group purchasing organizations (GPOs), discussing environmental priorities and how GPOs are addressing their members’ needs for environmentally preferable products.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment. Practice Greenhealth is a source of environmental solutions for the healthcare sector. For more information on Practice Greenhealth, visit http://www.practicegreenhealth.org.

About Amerinet
As a leading national healthcare solutions organization, Amerinet collaborates with acute and non-acute care providers to create and deliver unique solutions through performance improvement resources, guidance and ongoing support. With better product standardization and utilization, new financial tools beyond contracting and alliances that help lower costs, raise revenue and champion quality, Amerinet enriches healthcare delivery for its members and the communities they serve. To learn more about how Amerinet can help you successfully navigate the future of healthcare reform, visit http://www.amerinet-gpo.com.

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