Cleveland Clinic health system has earned numerous national awards for environmental stewardship from Practice Greenhealth, a member organization dedicated to sustainable transformation of the healthcare sector.
In 2008, we received 13 national awards; in 2009, we received an additional 13 awards; and in 2010, we received 22 awards, including:
Environmental Leadership Award
Our main campus was honored with this topmost-level award in 2010. Winners must maintain at least a 25 percent recycling rate, be virtually mercury-free and show progress in all areas of environmental stewardship.
Partner for Change
Several of our hospitals and family health centers have received this honor, which recognizes top performers that maintain at least a 15 percent recycling rate and show progress in most other areas.
Several of our hospitals and family health centers have received this honor, which recognizes facilities that have organized for change and have made progress in several areas.
Making Medicine Mercury-Free
This one-time award recognizes our hospitals and family health centers that have made a commitment to and implemented mercury management and minimization best practices.
System for Change
Our enterprise has been recognized in both 2009 and 2010 for our system-level approach and structure that has generated progress in each of our facilities.