UI Health Earns Partner for Change Award for Commitment to Sustainability

Thursday, May 23, 2024

Greenhealth-Partner-For-ChangeUI Health recently received the Partner for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. The Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce, and recycle waste, source products sustainably, and more. Winning facilities must demonstrate that they are recycling at least 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury, and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas.

In healthcare, sustainability means looking at how our operations affect the health and safety of our environment. It is at the heart of UI Health’s healing mission, and we are proud to share that our sustainability strategies have supported a healthier environment for our patients, staff, and communities. Strategies to address sustainability at UI Health include minimizing and recycling waste, addressing chemicals of concern, lowering energy and water consumption, and establishing environmentally preferable purchasing criteria.