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Green hospital champions awarded for environmental performance

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Winners of the 2016 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced after results were tallied from the Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS), a comprehensive health care benchmarking tool that measures energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, corporate commitment and pollution prevention for Ontario hospitals.

The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care presented the awards at a virtual ceremony on April 25, after 91 hospitals in the province completed the online GHS survey, which reports on data from the 2015 calendar year. Each participating facility receives an individualized Scorecard, which summarizes environmental performance from year to year and relative to their peers.

The wide range of facility sizes and types provided award hosts with new insights into how health care facilities operate, and where opportunities for improvement to environmental stewardship lie.

Here is a list of the top performing hospitals in Energy, Water, and Waste categories, and recognized runners-up in each division. The hospital with the overall highest score was presented with the prestigious Green Hospital of the Year Award.

Highest Overall Score (Hospital)
St Michael’s Hospital – Main Building – WINNER Green Hospital of the Year
Michael Garron (Toronto East General)
Trillium Health Partners – Clinical Admin Building

Highest Energy Score (Hospital)
Niagara Health – Port Colborne site – WINNER
Michael Garron Hospital
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital
Hamilton Health Sciences – Hamilton General Hospital

Highest Water Score (Hospital)
Geraldton District Hospital – WINNER
St Michael’s Hospital Main Building
Northumberland Hills Hospital
Religious Hospitallers of St. Joseph of the Hotel Dieu of St. Catharines
Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Highest Waste Score (Hospital)
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital – WINNER
Trillium Health Partners – Queensway Health Centre
Northumberland Hills Hospital
Woodstock General Hospital
The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

The Coalition is looking forward to taking the GHS national in 2018 and is inviting input from the Canadian health services sector including possible corporate collaborators interested in enhancing their brand within the sector. For more information, visit

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