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Practice Greenhealth Award 2011

Recognition for our sustainability work

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

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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, Fairview (Practice Greenhealth)

2011
  • Minnesota Governor’s Award for Pollution Prevention 
  • 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, Fairview (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Award for Rebate (Xcel Energy)
  • Award for "Best Practice" health care system for reprocessing (SterilMed)

2010
  • System for Change Award (Practice Greenhealth)
  • Partner for Change Award for Fairview Southdale Hospital, Fairview Ridges Hospital and University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview (Practice Greenhealth)

2007
  • Making Medicine Mercury-Free (Healthcare Without Harm)

Sustainability Tree Photo Earth Day Activities
As a way to celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day in 2012 and 2013, Fairview's Green Team gave away 1,600 white spruce, balsam fir and red pine seedlings to employees across the system as an investment that can provide a lifetime of healthy benefits.

Sustainability-related organizations memberships
  • Environmental Initiative
  • Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum
  • Minnesota Waste Wise
  • Practice Greenhealth
  • ReUse Minnesota
  • Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families: Healthcare Advisory Team
 
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