Christiana Care honored for environmental stewardship by Practice Greenhealth
Christiana Care Health System recently accepted Partner for Change with Distinction awards from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership association devoted to environmentally responsible health care. These coveted awards are given to institutions within the health care sector for outstanding programs to reduce the facility’s environmental footprint and produce substantial waste savings. To qualify, facilities must have a recycling rate of 20 percent or higher and a regulated medical waste generation rate of 10 percent or lower. Facilities must demonstrate increases in environmentally friendly purchasing, green cleaning and integrated pest management, as well as progress in recycling food, greening the supply chain, conserving energy and water, and greening operating rooms.