- Practice Greenhealth bestowed Cleveland Clinic with the 2016 Greening the OR Leadership Award, Becker’s Hospital Review reports.
- The award honors a facility for outstanding efforts to reduce surgical sites’ environmental impact.
- Forty-one other facilities, including the Mayo Clinic in Eau Claire, Seattle Children’s Hospital, and Baystate Medical Center, received the Greening the OR Recognition Award for which facilities had to meet a minimum score threshold.
"We are excited to recognize sustainability and innovation in the operating room with a competitive award that recognizes the one top facility working to reduce the environmental impact of its surgical suites," Practice Greenhealth said in a statement.
All facilities that applied for the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award or filed submitted a Greening the OR Award application were automatically considered for the honor. The Partner for Change Award is intended for facilities whose sustainability programs are past the startup phase.
Earlier this month, the Cleveland Clinic announced the establishment of a $7.5 million Green Revolving Fund, the largest of its kind among U.S. healthcare systems. The fund will be used to reduce energy usage, and the savings reinvested in future projects.