Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) July 03, 2012
Humility of Mary Health Partners is among an elite group – one of only 10 health-care organizations in the state awarded the prestigious Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award for 2012.
The Melvin Creeley Award, presented by the Ohio Hospital Association, recognizes hospitals that promote sound environmental practices through environmental stewardship and exemplify best practices for other hospitals to emulate. This is the second consecutive year Humility of Mary Health Partners has received the award.
“We’re not being recognized for a specific project, but rather our continuing efforts to reduce our impact on the Earth and achieve environmental sustainability,” reports Matthew R. Waggle, regional director of environmental services at Humility of Mary Health Partners. “We are very deliberate in all of our new construction to make sure we are diverting construction waste so it is not buried in a landfill, and in choosing sustainable building materials.”
In addition, Humility of Mary Health Partners continues to expand its recycling efforts both in-house and by introducing programs that are open to the community. As an example, Waggle says Earth Week shred events in April at St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center diverted 5.42 tons of paper from the waste stream. That was more than twice the amount of paper collected during similar events last year, he reports, and equates to saving 11 barrels of oil, 92 trees, 38,262 gallons of water, 21,864 kilowatts of electricity and 16 cubic yards of landfill space.
In October, representatives from Humility of Mary Health Partners will present the organization’s sustainability practices to the Ohio Hospital Association’s Environmental Leadership Council.
Other hospitals recognized with 2012 Melvin Creeley awards are Barnesville Hospital in Barnesville, Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery, Fairfield Medical Center in Lancaster, Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky, Fisher Titus Medical Center in Norwalk, Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, Mercy Medical Center in Canton, and Mount Carmel Health System and OhioHealth, both in Columbus.
The award is named after Melvin Creeley, the retired president and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital who served as chairman of the Ohio Hospital Association’s Environmental Leadership Council from its inception in 2001 to 2010.
About Humility of Mary Health Partners:
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.