UnityPoint Health - Des Moines was awarded the 2015 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award

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UnityPoint Health – Des Moines was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.

The Award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs. At a minimum, facilities applying for this Award must be recycling 15 percent of their total waste, have worked to reduce regulated medical waste, and have developed other successful pollution prevention programs in many different areas.

As a Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award winner, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines is committed to improving the health of our patients, staff, and community as a whole. We take pride in our sustainability efforts to lessen our impact on the environment and look forward to working with Practice Greenhealth to continue this work across the country. A few of our major waste diversion efforts include single stream recycling, composting, and medical device reprocessing. 

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented May 14 in Portland, Oregon at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability. The award was accepted by Clif White on behalf of UnityPoint Health – Des Moines.

To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.