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Green awards
Practice Greenhealth Award 2011

Recognition for our sustainability work

Fairview has garnered widespread recognition for our sustainability work. Here are some highlights.

2014
  • System for Change Award (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Emerald Partner for Change Award for Fairview Southdale Hospital (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Greenhealth Partner for Change Award for Fairview Ridges Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Circle of Excellence Award for Waste and Water for University of Minnesota Medical Center, West Bank (Practice Greenhealth)

2013
  • Business and Environment award finalist (Environmental Initiative)
  • Partnership of the Year award finalist (Environmental Initiative)
  • Employment Partner of the Year Award for Fairview Ridges and Fairview Southdale hospitals (Partnership Resources, Inc.)
  • System for Change Award (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Partner for Change, With Distinction Award for Fairview Southdale and Fairview Ridges hospitals and University of Minnesota Medical Center (Practice Greenhealth)

2012
  • Efficiency Partner Award (Xcel Energy)
  • System for Change Award (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Partner for Change, With Distinction Award for Fairview Southdale and Fairview Ridges hospitals and University of Minnesota Medical Center (Practice Greenhealth)

2011
  • Minnesota Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention 
  • Award for Rebate (Xcel Energy)
  • Award for "Best Practice" health care system for reprocessing (SterilMed)
  • System for Change Award (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Partner for Change Award for Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center (Practice Greenhealth)
2007
Making Medicine Mercury-Free (Healthcare Without Harm)
Sustainability Tree Photo 
Earth Day activities
Since 2012, Fairview's Green Team has given away more than 2,200 white spruce, balsam fir and red pine seedlings to employees across Fairview as an investment that can provide a lifetime of healthy benefits.

Sustainability-related organizations memberships
  • Environmental Initiative
  • Minnesota Waste Wise
  • Practice Greenhealth
  • ReUse Minnesota
 
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