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06/20/2016

Bon Secours Hampton Roads Hospitals Win Partner for Change Award

Bon Secours Virginia Health System is proud to announce that Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital has received a Partner for Change Award, and Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center and Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center received Emerald Partner for Change Awards from Practice Greenhealth.  The health facilities are being recognized for their green initiatives.

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 programs in many different areas.

“Bon Secours embraces ecological stewardship as an essential part of caring for all of God’s creations,” says Michael K. Kerner, CEO, Bon Secours Hampton Roads Health System.  “As a Catholic health ministry, we believe that our green efforts are part of advancing our mission to help bring individuals and communities to health and wholeness.”

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.

The local health system was presented with the awards at the 2016 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony held in Dallas, Texas, on May 19.