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RMCBP Wins National “Partnership Award” from Practice Greenhealth

May 21, 2012

Hudson, FL – Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point has been honored with a “Partner Recognition” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the national membership organization for healthcare facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The Award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the healthcare sector.

“This Award demonstrates Regional Medical Center’s commitment to their patients and community to protect public health and preserve the environment,” said Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director, Practice Greenhealth. “Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point is truly demonstrating leadership for the future of healthcare.”

The Partner Recognition Award is for healthcare facilities that have begun to work on environmental improvements, have achieved progress in several areas, and have at least a ten percent recycling rate for their total waste stream. Recipients receive a bamboo framed certificate.

Minimum qualifications for the Partner Recognition Award have been raised and now include

  • Recycling 10% of more of their total waste stream
  • Completion of the waste assessment summary table
  • Completion of a number of successful pollution prevention or sustainability projects.

This year Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point was able to reach 12% recycled material from its solid waste.

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

This year Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point was one of only 53 Partnership Award recipients.

What is Practice Greenhealth?

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 health care sector. For more information on Practice Greenhealth, visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

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