UH Geneva Medical Center

Free tree samples provided to employees UH Geneva Medical Center Earth Day 2013

Free tree samples were provided to employees who took the online UH Sustainability Pledge, Earth Day 2013 - UH Geneva Medical Center

The staff at UH Geneva Medical Center put forth great effort in 2013, engaging actively in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) and other sustainability activities over the year. Involvement in CleanMed 2013, a conference on sustainability in healthcare, allowed representatives from UH Geneva to make headway in all HHI Challenge Areas, including Leaner Energy, Healthier Foods, Less Waste, and Engaged Leadership. For example, the staff helped to achieve a reduction in electricity usage by 244,600 kWh in 2013 versus 2012, and regulated medical waste was kept to less than 4% of UH Geneva’s total waste stream.

15 Environmental Excellence awards

UH received 15 Environmental Excellence awards from Practice Greenhealth, including the prestigious System for Change award, for our systemwide achievements in sustainability in 2013.