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Winners of 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards announced

Friday, July 13, 2018

The winners of the 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced on Tuesday.

Award recipients were determined by selecting the top performing facilities from the 2017 Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS).

The GHS, a comprehensive benchmarking tool designed for Canadian health care facilities, measures energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, corporate commitment and pollution prevention.

Through an online questionnaire, participating facilities reported their environmental initiatives and various types of data from the previous calendar year. A scorecard is generated and sent to each facility which allows health care staff and senior leaders to analyze their site’s environmental impact from year to year and relative to their particular peer group.

A total of 110 hospital sites completed the 2017 GHS survey, which reports on data from the 2016 calendar year. The wide range of facility sizes and various peer groups provided the award webinar participants with insights into how health care facilities operate, and examples of how facilities have responded to the call to be more environmentally friendly by increasing their commitment to a wide variety of greening initiatives.

This year, the virtual awards ceremony involved the bestowing of 16 awards to the top performing hospitals in the areas of energy, water and waste plus the Green Hospital of the Year. Peer group categories included non-acute, community, academic and small hospitals.

Green Hospital of the Year

Providence Healthcare                                       
Michael Garron Hospital                                                                     
St. Michael’s Hospital                                                                            
Kemptville District Hospital                                                              

Top Performers in Energy

Providence Healthcare                                                                         
Michael Garron Hospital                                                                     
Mount Sinai Hospital                                                                             
Strathroy Middlesex Hospital                                                           

Top Performers in Water

St. Joseph’s Health Care London – South Wests Site            
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital                                               
Mount Sinai Hospital                                                                             
Four Counties Health Services                                                         

Top Performers in Waste

St. Joseph’s Health Care London – Parkwood Institute       
South Muskoka Memorial Hospital                                               
Trillium Health Partners – Queensway Health Centre                           
Kemptville District Hospital  

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