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MD - LifeBridge Health has been
honored for a second straight year with three prestigious Partner for Change
Awards for its commitment to protecting the environment and human health by Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for health care facilities dedicated
to environmentally responsible operations. The awards are given each year for outstanding environmental
achievements in the health care sector.
LifeBridge Health centers Levindale
Center and Hospital received a Partner
for Change, with Distinction Award, and Sinai
Hospital and Northwest Hospital
received Partner for Change Awards.
LifeBridge Health achieved these awards due
to its successful sustainability programs in mercury elimination, waste
reduction and recycling. Levindale’s “with Distinction” designation was given because
it met all of the qualifications for the Partner for
Change Award while also demonstrating significant progress in advanced
categories such as food, greening the OR, greening the supply chain, energy and
"We are equally proud of each of our
centers for once again being selected for these awards," said Peter Arn,
vice president of Enterprise Development and Support Services for LifeBridge
Health. "Our commitment to protecting the environment is reflected in our
many sustainability initiatives. This same dedication is also evident in our
employees, who have played a significant role in helping us ‘stay green’
throughout the LifeBridge Health system.”
For almost a decade, LifeBridge Health has been
committed to fostering a systemwide culture of sustainability. A key
accomplishment in the past year was meeting its goal of recycling more than 30
percent of its total waste. A program that made significant progress was the medical
waste recycling program. LifeBridge Health also completed a project in which
more than 7,600 fluorescent bulbs were replaced with more efficient LED bulbs,
saving more than $850,000.
LifeBridge Health is one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of
health services in northwest Baltimore. LifeBridge Health includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital, Courtland Gardens Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit lifebridgehealth.org.