UCSF Sustainability Stories



UCSF wins National Health Organization Award for Supporting Environmental Practices

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On May 2, 2012 UCSFMC received the Practice GreenHealth Partner for Change Award with Distinction.  This premier award indicates that UCSFMC reached significant levels of sustainability achievements in energy, waste, water, green cleaning and sustainable food.  UCSF is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by having been a Practice Greenhealth member for three years, winning the Partner for Change Award in the first year and Partner for Change with Distinction in the second year.  This is UCSFMC’s third award in three years.  In the next year, UCSFMC will strive to join the highest level of achievement, the Environmental Leadership Circle by working to incorporate sustainability into many practices throughout the medical center.

Jack Henderson, Bruce Mace, Dan Henroid, Gail Lee, Carl Solomon, Tracy Hook, Louise Hallberg and consultant, Jessica Rios travelled to Denver for the annual CleanMed conference to accept their award from Laura Wenger (4th from the left), executive director of Practice GreenHealth.  In addition to bringing back the award, the team brought back a high level of enthusiasm, helpful tools, exciting best practices, and true inspiration to make UCSFMC even more sustainable. 

Practice Greenhealth is a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.  Over 1100 hospitals (including many major healthcare systems), as well as leading GPOs, suppliers, and architectural firms, belong to Practice Greenhealth. It provides practical guidance, training, consultation and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally responsible practices. 

Congratulations to the 2012 Award Winners!
 
Environmental Leadership Circle - New Inductees

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago IL

Madigan Healthcare System, Tacoma, WA

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, PA

MetroWest Medical Center/Framing­ham Union Hospital, Framingham, MA

MetroWest Medical Center/Leonard Morse Hospital, Natick, MA

 
Environmental Leadership Award Members
UCSFMC is striving for this in 2013!

Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI

Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

Dominican Hospital, Santa Cruz, CA

Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington, VT

Gundersen Lutheran, La Crosse, WI

Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, MI

Northern Michigan Regional Hospital, Petoskey, MI

Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Milwaukie, OR

Providence Portland Medical Center, Portland, OR

Providence St. Patrick Hospital, Missoula, MT

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Portland, OR

Ridgeview Medical Center, Waconia, MN

Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, WI

Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City, CA

St. Francis Hospital – Eastside, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC

St. Francis Hospital- Downtown, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, SC

St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, CA

St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center, Green Bay, WI

University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor, MI

University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, WA


DEHP-Free Award

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center-Richmond, Midlothian, VA
 

Partner for Change with Distinction
UCSFMC received this in 2011 and 2012

Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children’s Hospital, Oak Lawn, IL

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, IL

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Advocate South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest, IL

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA

Bon Secours Community Hospital, Bon Secours Charity Health System, Port Jervis, NY

Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE

Columbia St. Mary’s Health System, Milwaukee, WI

Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, OR

Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Euclid, OH

Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, MN

Good Samaritan Hospital, Bon Secours Charity Health System, Suffern, NY

Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Inova Alexandria Hospital, Alexandria, VA

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, Fairfax, VA

Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, VA

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital, Alexandria, VA

James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona, PA

Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center, Baltimore, MD

Maryview Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Hampton Roads, VA

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

MI nursing Restorative Center, Lawrence, MA

Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital, Spokane, WA

Providence st. Peter Hospital, Olympia WA

Saint Anthony Community Hospital, Bon Secours Charity Health System, Warwick, NY

San Diego V.A. Healthcare System, San Diego, CA

South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Warrensville Hts., OH

Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

St. John’s Regional medical Center, Oxnard, CA

St. Joseph Regional Health Network, Reading, PA

St. Mary’s Health System, Lewiston, ME

St. Vincent Hospital, Green Bay, WI

Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, CA

The Ottawa Hospital – General Campus, Ottawa, ON

UCSF Medical Center/UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA

University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – Riverside Campus (West Bank) Minneapolis, MN

University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – university Campus (East Bank) Minneapolis, MN

Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Fremont, CA

Wilmington Hospital, Wilmington, DE

Youville Place, Lexington, MA

 
Partner for Change Award
UCSFMC received this in 2010

Advocate Condell Medical Center, Libertyville, IL

Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, AR

Ashtabula County Medical Center, a Cleveland Clinic Affiliate, Ashtabula, OH

Baptist Hospital fo Miami, Miami, FL

Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Hampton Roads, Norfolk, VA

Bon Secours Hospital, Bon Secours Baltimore Health Corp[oration, Baltimore, MD

Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System, St. Petersburg, FL

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Richmond, Mechanicsville, VA

Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Bon Secours Virginia – Richmond, Richmond, VA

Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Richmond, Midlothian, VA

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX

CHRISTUS Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital, Alexandria, LA

Cleveland Clinic Family Health & Surgery Center, Independence, Independence, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center, Beachwood, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Brunswick, Brunswick, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Westlake, Westlake, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Solon, Solon, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Strongsville, Strongsville, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Willoughby Hills, Willoughby Hills, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Wooster, Wooster, OH

Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston, FL

Community Hospital of San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville, TN

Doctors Hospital, Coral Gables, FL

Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO

Evergreen Healthcare, Kirkland, WA

Fairview Ridges Hospital, Burnsville, MN

Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati, OH

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Towson, MD

Hillcrest Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Mayfield Heights, OH

Homestead Hospital, Homestead, FL

Hudson Hospital & Clinics, Hudson, WI

Huron Valley Sinai Hospital, Commerce, MI

Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, VA

Iowa Health – Des Moines, Des Moines, IA

Kaiser Foundation Hospital Antioch, Antioch, CA

Kaiser Foundation Hospital Walnut Creek, Walnut Creek, CA

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Baldwin Park, CA

Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region, Atlanta, GA

Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Ohio, Cleveland, OH

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid Atlantic States, Rockville, MD

Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center, Riverside, CA

Kaiser Permanente Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, San Jose, CA

Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

Lakewood Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Lakewood, OH

Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, SC

Lutheran Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, OH

Mariners Hospital, Tavernier, FL

Maristhill Nursing and Rehab, Waltham, MA

Mary Immaculate Hospital, Bon Secours Virginia – Hampton Roads, Newport News, VA

Marymount Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Garfield Heights, OH

Mayo Clinic Health System – Luther Campus, Eau Claire, WI

Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Medina, OH

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore, MD

MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, MD

MedStar Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, MD

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital, Baltimore, MD

Mercy Gilbert Medical Center, Gilbert, AZ

Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC

New York – Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Hospital, New York, NY

New York – Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY

North Shore University Hospital, Manhasset, NY

Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge, CA

Northwest Hospital, Baltimore, MD
Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Bon Secours Kentucky Health System, Ashland, KY

Palomar Medical Center, Escondido, CA

Pomerado Hospital, Escondido, CA

Providence St. Mary Medical Center, Walla Walla, WA

Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center, Oregon City, OR

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Saint Francis Medical Center, Grand Island, NE

Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester, MA

Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital, Santa Monica, CA

San Francisco VA Mecial Center, San Francisco, CA

Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, IN

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Grass Valley, CA

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

South Miami Hospital, South Miami, FL

Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, Reed City, MI
Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville, MI

St. Andre Health Care, Biddeford ME

St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, WA

St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL

St. Clare Hospital, Lakewood, WA

St. Francis Hospital, Federal Way, WA

St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit, MI

St. Joseph Hospital, Nashua, NH

St. Joseph Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

St. Mary Health Care, Worcester, MA

Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL

The Ottawa Hospital-Civic Campus, Ottawa, ON

The Ottawa Hospital-Riverside Campus, Ottawa, ON

UC Davis Health System, Sacramento, CA

VA Medical Center Huntington, Huntington, WV

W.S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison, WI

Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, IL

 
Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award
UCSFMC received this award in 2003

Cleveland Clinic Family Health & Surgery Center, Independence, Independence, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center, Strongsville, Strongsville, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Brunswick, Brunswick, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Willoughby Hills, Willoughby Hills, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Chagrin Falls, Chagrin Falls, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Westlake, Westlake, OH

Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Wooster, Wooster, OH

Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH) Fort Carson, CO

Hudson Hospital & Clinics, Hudson, WI

James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona, PA

Lexington Medical Center, West Columbia, SC

Marymount Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Garfield Heights, OH

Provena Mercy Medical Center, Aurora, IL

Providence Holy Family Hospital, Spokane, WA

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Grass Valley, CA

South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Warrensville Heights, OH

Spectrum Health United Hospital, Greenville, MI

St. Anthony Hospital, Gig Harbor, WA

St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL

St. Elizabeth Hospital, Enumclaw, WA

St. Joseph Healthcare, Bangor, ME

Westlake Hospital, Melrose Park, IL

Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT


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