By Evan O'Brien
Provided by West Suburban Medical Center
West Suburban Medical Center will be receiving a Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth at the CleanMed Conference in Phoenix next month. The Partner Recognition Award is for healthcare facilities that have begun to work on environmental improvements, have achieved progress in several areas, and have at least 5% recycling rate for their total waste stream.
Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment.