Environmental Awards

Practice Greenhealth (PGH) System for Change

UH received its fifth consecutive System for Change award for leadership in comprehensive sustainability strategy.

PGH Emerald Partner for Change

This award recognizes achievement in environmental sustainability programming and improvements in 2015. The Emerald designation distinguishes these medical centers in the top quartile of hospitals competing nationally for these awards.

PGH Greenhealth Partner for Change

The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that have implemented a significant number of environmental programs, and continuously improve and expand upon these programs on the path to sustainability.

Making Medicine Mercury Free Award

The Making Medicine Mercury-Free award recognizes facilities that have virtually eliminated mercury from their facilities and have made a commitment to continue to be “mercury free.”

Ohio Hospital Association Melvin Creeley Award

This award recognizes hospitals and health systems that demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship through implementing waste reduction programs, recycling initiatives and other activities to preserve the health of the planet for future generations.

Ohio Hospitals Association John Chapman Award (top Melvin Creeley Award recipient)

This award recognizes a hospital or health system that demonstrates excellence in initiating or supporting pollution prevention programs. The award is named after John Chapman or “Johnny Appleseed,” who planted thousands of apple trees across the Midwest during the 19th century.

NOACA Commuter Choice Award, Gold

This award is given to organizations for their support of environmentally friendly forms of transportation and implementation of programs that strongly encourage alternative commuting for their employees.

World’s Most Ethical Company Honoree

Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies program honored University Hospitals for excelling in three areas – promoting ethical business standards and practices internally, enabling managers and employees to make good choices, and shaping future industry standards by introducing tomorrow’s best practices today.

Becker’s Hospital Review, 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America Recognition

Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award, Achievement Level

The Ohio EPA E3 Program recognizes an organization’s exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship. Any business, industry, trade association, professional organization or local government of Ohio can be recognized for their commitment to environmental excellence.

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