The list features hospitals that are leading the industry in sustainable innovation, ecofriendly design and green improvements.
CHICAGO (PRWEB) October 13, 2015
Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2015 edition of its "50 of the Greenest Hospital in America" list.
The list features hospitals that are leading the industry in sustainable innovation, ecofriendly design and green improvements. These hospitals have won awards and earned prestige for their efforts to reduce their environmental footprint.
Becker's Hospital Review has not published a version of this list since 2013, when it also included 50 hospitals.
The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on Practice Greenhealth's list of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award honorees, Practice Greenhealth's Circles of Excellence and participation in all six Healthier Hospital Initiative challenges. Participation in the HHI challenges means committing to having an engaged leadership that supports sustainability efforts, offering healthier food, reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, reducing waste and increasing recycling, transitioning to using safer chemicals and purchasing environmentally preferable products.
The Becker's team also looked at hospitals that are working toward, or have received, some certification level of Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design from the U.S. Green Building Council, and facilities that have been recently named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year or a National Top 100 Green Energy User by the Environmental Protection Agency.
The full list features individual profiles of all 50 organizations.
Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.
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Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering uptodate business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward highlevel hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decisionmakers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.