10 CHW Hospitals Honored for Environmental Action
San Francisco, CA - May 21, 2008 - Catholic Healthcare West today announced that 10 of its hospitals received national honors for their healthy environmental practices from the national organization Practice Greenhealth (formerly Hospitals for a Healthy Environment - H2E).
- Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, in 2008 was newly inducted into the Environmental Leadership Circle, Practice Greenhealth's highest award given for outstanding environmental innovation in health care. Inductees demonstrate a dedication to the health of patients, workers, communities and the global environment.
- Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, and St. Joseph's Medical Center, Stockton, remain in the Leadership Circle for their continued high performance in setting industry standards for waste reduction and pollution prevention.
- Saint Mary Regional Medical Center, Reno, and Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael, received the Partner Recognition Award for beginning their commitment to a healthy environment and are working to meet self-identified environmental goals.
- St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, Camarillo, and St. John's Regional Medical Center, Oxnard, received the Making Medicine Mercury Free Award.
- St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital and St. John's Regional Medical Center also were awarded the Partners for Change Award for their significant and sustainable progress toward reducing waste, preventing pollution and eliminating mercury.
- St. Bernardine Medical Center, San Bernardino, Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento, and St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, also received the Partners for Change Award.