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Baltimore, 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 Hebrew Geriatric 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 water.
"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 beencommitted 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.