Bay Pines VA Earns National Praise
This marks the third consecutive year the healthcare system has received a Practice Greenhealth award for environmental excellence.
The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health-care industry.
The Emerald Award recognizes the top 20 percent of health care facilities nationwide that are setting the standard in eliminating mercury, reducing and recycling waste, sustainable sourcing, and have developed successful sustainability initiatives in other program areas.
Bay Pines was also one of 10 medical facilities nationwide that received a “Circle of Excellence Award in Energy” for outstanding performance in energy efficiency and strategic use. The Circle of Excellence Award in Energy recognizes facilities that are pushing the envelope and driving innovation in energy sustainability. Leading healthcare systems, like Bay Pines VAHCS, have programs to reduce energy use over time, track energy intensity and Energy Star performance metrics, and share details on comprehensive energy project implementation.
The awards announcement was made during Practice Greenhealth’s annual environmental excellence awards ceremony in San Diego, CA. on May 9 where Veterans Health Administration facilities earned more than 180 honors for efforts ranging from energy reduction to green building design, as well as long term commitments to healthier environments.
Although this is the first year Bay Pines VAHCS has received either an Emerald or Circle of Excellence Award, this marks the third consecutive year the healthcare system has received a Practice Greenhealth award for environmental excellence.
To see all the award winners, go to practicegreenhealth.org/awardwinners.
Photo courtesy of Bay Pines VA Healthcare System.
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