Winners’ Circle

By Greenhealth Staff on April 26, 2012


Silverwood Farm in Sherborn, Massachusetts, supplies MetroWest hospital community with local organic produce.


MetroWest strives to find innovative, playful ways to recycle blue wrap.


Magee’s Green Team is proud of its achievements in hospital sustainability.


Troops at Madigan get into the action during the Annual Aluminum Can Challenge.


Advocate Illinois Masonic rates number two in ENERGY STAR hospitals.


Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital introduced a healing garden to its campus.

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Bon Secour’s Mary Immaculate clean riverways in Virginia.

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University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital.

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MetroWest purchases produce from a local farm.

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Good Samaritan Hospital’s fall harvest.


Inova’s blue wrap fashion show.

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Gundersen’s wind turbine.

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University of Maryland Medical Center riders.

South Baptist Homestead Hospital makes great strides in sustainability.

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Children dig in the garden at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The votes are in—the recipients of the 2012 Environmental Leadership Circle Award goes to Advocate Health Care, Madigan Healthcare System, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, and MetroWest Medical Center.

This year Practice Greenhealth inducts four health care facilities into the Environmental Leadership Circle—the top Award in the Environmental Excellence Awards program. This Award is given to heath care facilities that are setting the highest standards for environmental practices. Recipients must have won the Making Medicine Mercury Free Award, maintain a recycling rate of 25 percent or greater and an RMW generation rate of eight percent or less, show progress in all categories, lead the health care sector in innovation and sustainability, and be leaders in the local community. Congratulations to these members leading the way in health care sustainability.

Healers on the Highest “Green” Level

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in northern Illinois is committed to providing outstanding care and improving the health of the communities it serves. Over the past 35 years, it has emerged as a national leader in health care with recognition for superior patient care in cardiology, gastroenterology, stroke care, women’s health, and behavioral health. Along the journey to become the best place for physicians to practice, associates to work and patients to receive care, the hospital has fully embraced green thinking to transform the organization. The hospital strives to create and sustain environmental excellence across its campus.

The Green Team was established in 2006 to guide environmental initiatives. It’s a multi-disciplinary group including associates throughout the hospital campus, the Good Samaritan Health and Wellness Center and the off-site outpatient centers. Several members have earned recognition for their work, including obtaining MVP of the Year for Stewardship honors and the Advocate Health Care Award for Environmental Stewardship.

The team was active in 2011 with many accomplishments, including: the introduction of a mandatory educational training course for all associates on being “green,” the purchase of products based on ingredients and environmental impact, the planting of a garden plot at the outpatient center for associate use, and hosting multiple farmer’s markets on campus.

Green Gardens

Throughout history, gardens have been used to aid in the healing process and the Green Team wanted to create a sanctuary for patients and visitors to find peace. The idea of the Healing Garden was born and the plan was put into action in the fall of 2011. The garden contains natural scenes and elements that foster stress recovery by evoking positive feelings, reducing negative emotions, and blocking stress. The goal is to make people feel safe, more comfortable—and even invigorated. Everyone at the hospital can access the garden, whether it is to find a quiet place to think or a therapeutic session with a patient.

Local Food

Beyond the Green Team’s successful projects, the hospital’s Food Service department achieved breakthrough results in several areas. In addition to implementing reusable hot and cold beverage cups, grease recycling and kitchen recycling of glass, plastic, and metals, they also switched to offering compostable take-out containers and plates and hormone-free milk. A waste monitoring program and food production forecasting process was introduced to ensure there is no wasted food at the end of each day. The behavioral health unit moved from disposables to reusable tableware and bottled water was eliminated in catering and physical therapy services.

Other Green Efforts

Designated as a Making Medicine Mercury Free Award recipient, Good Samaritan Hospital as a whole has focused on decreasing energy usage. The hospital is a participant in the ENERGY STAR Program and received a water credit from Downers Grove Sanitation District. It also increased bottle, can, and plastics recycling in 2011 by 58 percent, reclaimed spent cooling tower water to clean basins of cooling towers and replaced water softener units with more efficient units.

In December of 2011, a new surface parking lot was completed with the project emphasizing preservation of the surrounding brush and plant life. The parking lot design features interlocking permeable pavers and the landscape design includes native landscapes requiring no irrigation or use of any harmful fertilizers or pesticides.

Maximizing Energy Efficiency in a Century-old Hospital

At Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, lights turn off when rooms and hallways aren’t in use. Sophisticated software on a building automation system monitors and maximizes energy use in heating and air-conditioning equipment. The Engineering Department has a nine-page checklist of energy-conservation strategies. The medical center has a tradition of energy efficiency and successful green initiatives. Illinois Masonic Medical Center is a 408-bed acute care hospital on Chicago’s north side and is part of Advocate Health Care, the largest provider of health care services in Illinois.

For the fourth consecutive year, Illinois Masonic Medical Center earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious ENERGY STAR designation in 2011, ranking second among 41 ENERGY STAR hospitals. That rank is especially significant because the hospital’s oldest buildings are nearly 100 years old. Green Team Co-chair David Haas, who works in the engineering department, credits a green culture—staff members at all levels feel empowered to share energy conservation ideas and participate in new initiatives. The medical center also uses less energy per square foot than 96 percent of U.S. hospitals. The corresponding reduction in greenhouse gas emissions equates to removing more than 3,400 cars from the road for the year.

Upgrades for Major Energy Savings

The hospital is constantly striving to create an even greener and more energy-efficient environment. Recent improvements have included:

  • Developing an Energy Management Checklist with nearly 150 ways to reduce energy consumption throughout the hospital
  • Converting about 4,000 CFL and incandescent light bulbs to LED
  • Retrofitting the facility’s air handlers to variable air volume systems, minimizing energy consumption during low-demand periods
  • Installing hundreds of occupancy sensors, which turn lighting off in unused corridors, conference rooms and offices
  • Installing lighting controls in areas with adequate natural light
  • Adding a high-efficiency, computerized boiler, which monitors discharge gasses, sets maximum burner efficiencies and minimizes exhaust gas discharges
  • Purchasing a highly efficient chiller that uses magnetic, oil-less bearings, reducing energy consumption by more than $30,000 a year
  • Installing variable speed drives on kitchen exhaust hoods to monitor usage, saving about $20,000 a year in energy costs
  • Monitoring and controlling heating, ventilation and air-condition systems to maximize efficiency, using automation systems, optimization software and variable frequency drives for fan and pump speed control

Supporting a Green Environment

Energy conservation is just one of many environmental efforts at Illinois Masonic Medical Center. Vice president of medical management Robert Zadylak, MD, has led a mandate for electronic medical record adoption by all physicians practicing at the hospital. About 40,000 patient notes a year are now completed electronically rather than on paper.

The hospital’s Green Team Co-chair Katie Wickman, MS, RN, and member Rochelle Petefish, RN, CCRN, have worked with other Advocate Health Care environmental stewardship leaders to establish a list of commonly used patient care items that are recyclable. The Green Team has educated nurses on patient care item recycling and ensured proper bins and signage are available on all units.

Military Health Care Sustainability in the Northwest

Madigan Healthcare System is located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the beautiful Pacific Northwest just outside Tacoma, Washington, approximately 30 miles south of Seattle under the shadow of Mount Rainier and on the shores of the South Puget Sound. Madigan is a 243 bed, level II trauma center and the National Disaster Medical System for the Puget Sound Federal Coordinating Center. The teaching hospital is an unparalleled education facility with 34 Graduate Medical Education programs and serves as a state-of-the-art research platform. Madigan provides world-class military medicine and compassionate, innovative, academic health care. Madigan is the second largest medical treatment facility in the U.S. Army Medical Command.

Madigan won the distinction of “most consistent recycler” on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and was the first hospital in the U.S. Army Medical Command to win the “Making Medicine Mercury Free” Award in 2007.

Care Commitment

The Madigan Green Team was established in 2005 as a subcommittee to the Safety and Environment of Care Committee. The team consists of a multi-disciplinary membership of both clinical and non-clinical staff. The team’s first major action was to convert cleaning chemicals to green certified products. In 2011, Madigan shared with Joint Base Lewis-McChord in winning the Secretary of Defense Environmental Award for a non-industrial Army installation.


A major success story for 2011 was the diversion of 590 tons of waste with an annual cost savings of over $70,000 in recycling proceeds. Through various innovative programs, Madigan has diverted over 40 percent of its hazardous, regulated medical and solid waste from disposal in a landfill or other standard disposal. Green strategies accounted for the following successes:

  • Held two DEA-sponsored pharmaceutical take back community outreach events that collected 300 pounds of various pharmaceuticals
  • Recycled laboratory solvents (e.g. alcohol, xylene, and formalin) saving an average of $50,000 for the year
  • Diverted 122 tons of cardboard and 37 tons of mixed paper
  • Recycled 3 tons of medical blue wrap
  • Composted 47 tons of food waste
  • Converted 47 tons of grease trap waste to energy recovery
  • Recycled 102 tons of scrap metal
  • Achieved 13 percent Rideshare involvement

Participation in the Annual Aluminum Can Challenge involved all soldiers and their units on the installation. Soldiers from the hospital troop command won first place and received $500 in addition to being paid $0.55 a pound for the 900 pounds of cans collected. The winnings were utilized for the soldier’s morale fund.

The Future

The future of the Madigan Green Team as a partner with Joint Base Lewis-McChord is to continue to strive toward accomplishing the installation’s 25-year goal of becoming a more sustainable community. Some of those goals for the installation are to secure net- zero waste, energy, and water by 2020. The hospital leadership has placed great emphasis on sustainability and being a valued partner across the installation and with the local community. This emphasis is evident every month at Madigan’s New Employee Orientation where all incoming staff members are introduced to the functions of the Green Team. The end goal is for employees to view sustainability as part of the Madigan model for military health care.

Sustainability in Women’s Health Care

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is a world-class center for both women’s health and comprehensive medical-surgical care. An innovative leader in the delivery of women’s health care and research, Magee is elegantly designed and welcoming with state-of-the-art technology for diagnosis and treatment.

Nearly 10,000 babies are born at Magee each year, accounting for 45 percent of all births in Allegheny County. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), the largest in Pennsylvania and one of the largest in the country, treats more than 1,500 seriously or critically ill babies each year. Magee-Womens Research Institute is a nationally and internationally recognized center for women’s health study. The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences is among the nation’s top departments of its kind in funding from the National Institutes of Health, a vital indicator of high-quality patient care and clinical staff.

Motivation for Excellence

Motivated by a deep commitment to the health of women, newborns, and the communities of the region, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC is a leader in advancing environmentally sustainable practices in health care. Magee is innovating and creating models for disease prevention and reduction, linking all aspects of its mission to greening initiatives and environmental health, safety, and stewardship.

In 2011, Magee celebrated its 100th birthday. This past year Magee realized a number of its environmental health and sustainability goals. Working within the UPMC system it was able to reduce energy usage and create a comprehensive environmentally preferred purchasing policy based on Practice Greenhealth guidelines.

Red Bag Reduction

Magee reduced its red bag waste by 50 percent, while increasing its recycling by 30 percent. It continued to provide environmental health education for both staff and patients utilizing its award-winning film “Baby Steps to Green Parenting” and offering an annual symposium to promote environmental health literacy for health care providers.

One of the programs that it is most proud of is its association with another Award winner, Global Links. Departments throughout Magee donate unused and recycled materials, including sutures, resulting in over 7,000 pounds of materials in 2011 that were kept out of landfills and donated to support Global Links’ international Medical Aid programs such as the Suture Donation Program. Sutures collected through this program are shipped to doctors and hospitals that have committed to providing services to patients unable to pay for care. In many of these under-served countries, post-partum hemorrhage is the leading cause of death in women.

Diana’s Story

In the case of a woman named Diana, the procedure she needed to save her life required a different, longer lasting, and more expensive kind of suture than that typically used. Supplies of such suture are scarce to nonexistent in the countries served by Global Links, but just three days earlier, a Global Links courier brought a donation of this specific type of suture to Malawi. The suture delivered was from Magee-Women’s Hospital, and because of this donation, Diana’s life-saving surgery could proceed. Within a few days, Diana went home to her family with her new twins; this family of four children would not grow up without their mother.

The culture of Magee, in fact the heart of what they do, is truly “green.” The team is professional and hard-working, but has a lot of fun. The team members are extremely proud of their accomplishments and this award inspires them to do more.

Personal Touch in Sustainability Practices

MetroWest Medical Center, the largest health care system between Boston and Worcester, Massachusetts, is committed to meeting the health care needs of the region by providing advanced care with a personalized touch. The 269-bed health care system includes Framingham Union Hospital and Leonard Morse Hospital. The Medical Center recognizes the link between environmental choices and health and has made a commitment to environmentally responsible, sustainable operations by reducing waste, conserving resources, and reducing toxicity.

MetroWest Medical Center (MWMC) has an active “Go Green” team led by Dr. Amy Collins and has earned a reputation as a leader in the national health care sustainability community. MWMC was among the first acute care hospitals in Massachusetts to compost food waste and to host hospital-based community medication take-back events. It’s perhaps best known for its successful “Blue is the New Green” re-use contest in 2010 that inspired similar contests and creative uses of blue wrap across the country.

Healthy, Local, and Sustainable Food Operations

MWMC, a signer of Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge, is committed to providing local, organic, sustainable food for staff, patients, and visitors. MWMC is well aware of the relationship between food, health, and the environment and has developed a number of innovative, healthy food programs designed to promote both environmental and public health.

MWMC has also signed Health Care Without Harm’s Balanced Menus Challenge and has reduced meat procurement by 16 percent over the last year, accomplished largely by removing breakfast meats from the patient menu and by offering “Meatless Mondays.” As part of a commitment to community partnerships they collaborated with the Natick Farmer’s Market Association to host the existing weekly Winter Farmer’s Market at the hospital from January to April. MetroWest used this opportunity to educate the community about the comprehensive range of services offered at the medical center along with its environmental commitment.

In an effort to tackle obesity and other diet-related chronic diseases, MWMC launched a Healthy Beverage Campaign (Fall 2011), including an educational program modeled after the Boston Public Health Commission’s Stoplight Program. Beverages are labeled yellow, red, or green based on sugar and caloric content.

In the summer of 2011, MWMC partnered with Silverwood Organic Farm in Sherborn, Massachusetts, a certified, organic farm that provides sustainably-grown produce exclusively using the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) model. The goal of the partnership was to provide the hospital community with discounted shares of locally grown, organic produce as part of a shared commitment to protect both human and environmental health through 20-week summer and six-week winter programs.

Andrei Soran, chief executive officer of MetroWest, offered a financial incentive to employees to sign up for the program. “MetroWest Day at the Farm” was an opportunity for employees to visit the farm, meet the farmers and learn more about CSA. The farm agreed to deliver produce weekly for employee pick-up and distributed weekly electronic newsletters. In addition, employees had an opportunity to sign-up for additional egg, meat, or coffee CSAs. MetroWest has further enjoyed the partnership by occasionally hosting business meetings at the farm and is considering projects such as educational events and cooking classes.

In addition, MetroWest received a grant from a local charitable organization to provide winter CSA produce for pediatric clinic families. The chairman of the Department of Pediatrics chose 13 families to participate in this program. The families agreed to pick up produce weekly at the hospital and to fill out surveys before and after the program. The families received an informational packet containing resources about nutrition, sustainable eating and the link between diet and chronic disease and were asked to attend the “Giving Healthy Living the Green Light” Healthy Eating Lecture Series. MetroWest is actively seeking funding to continue to grow the clinic patient CSA program.

Greening the OR

CEO Andrei Soran clearly recognized the tremendous opportunity for waste reduction, increased efficiency and cost savings by focusing on sustainable practices in the hospital’s 16 operating rooms. Soran was an early signer of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR Commitment and generously sent two surgical employees to the GOR Symposium in Arizona. Since then, MetroWest has had great success reducing the environmental impact of surgical services while achieving significant savings. For example:

  • Saved $30,000 and reduced solid waste stream by 5,600 pounds in a year by transitioning 66 percent of surgical instruments to reusable hard surgical containers and has estimated five-year savings of $84,000 and 10-year savings of $230,000.
  • In an effort to reduce red bag waste, decrease OR turnover times, and promote worker safety, the hospitals implemented a fluid management system in 2011.
  • Vanguard Health Systems, MetroWest’s parent company and sponsor of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, chose single-use device (SUD) reprocessing as a system-wide sustainability initiative in 2012. MetroWest welcomed the challenge to improve SUD reprocessing and worked with physicians and OR staff on collection and buy back of reprocessed instruments. They have achieved 12-month savings of $96,849 and have diverted 7,994 units and 1,250 pounds from landfills.
  • MetroWest significantly reduced blue wrap use by converting to reusable rigid surgical containers.

Lean and Green

MetroWest Medical Center has also taken the bold step of adopting "Lean" as its management strategy. Lean inspires a culture of improvement with the objective of continuously pursuing perfection. It’s about the systematic identification and elimination of waste at every level of the organization. Lean is not a cost-reduction tool. It relies on a collaborative approach to improve quality and safety for patients and staff.

Simply stated, Lean is about respect for people, thinking deeply (“go see” and “ask why”) and eliminating waste. Lean teams are coached by a master teacher (“sensei”) and defects are eliminated from specific processes, waiting is reduced, space is better utilized, and visual tools are adopted to improve communication.

Below are examples of sustainable improvements that have been achieved by applying Lean concepts and tools:

  • Microfiber mop conversion: one-year savings equals 50 percent less time plus 58 percent less motion plus 90 percent less water.
  • Paper reduction: In 2011, paper spending decreased by $22,150 (16 percent) and printer cartridge expense by $47,710 (42.3 percent).
  • Reduced OR inventory and initiated OR Case Cart Parking Lot by consolidating instruments and materials by more than $250,000.

MetroWest’s Andrei Soran says it best. “MetroWest has realized a remarkable synergy between Lean and Green. The team has found that Lean concepts and tools can result in environmental improvements. We apply Lean to all sustainability initiatives and have achieved exceptional results.”

Environmental Leadership Circle

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove, IL
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago, IL
  • Borgess Medical Center Kalamazoo, MI
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo, MI
  • Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Lebanon, NH
  • Dominican Hospital Santa Cruz, CA
  • Fletcher Allen Health Care Burlington, VT
  • Gundersen Lutheran La Crosse, WI
  • Madigan Healthcare System Tacoma, WA
  • Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC Pittsburgh, PA
  • Metro Health Hospital Wyoming, MI
  • MetroWest Medical Center/Framingham Union Hospital Framingham, MA
  • MetroWest Medical Center/Leonard Morse Hospital Natick, MA
  • Northern Michigan Regional Hospital Petoskey, MI
  • Providence Milwaukie Hospital Milwaukie, OR
  • Providence Portland Medical Center Portland, OR
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Portland, OR
  • Providence St. Patrick Hospital Missoula, MT
  • Ridgeview Medical Center Waconia, MN
  • Sacred Heart Hospital Eau Claire, WI
  • Sequoia Hospital Redwood City, CA
  • St. Francis Hospital – Eastside, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Greenville, SC
  • St. Francis Hospital- Downtown, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System Greenville, SC
  • St. Joseph’s Medical Center Stockton, CA
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center Green Bay, WI
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers Ann Arbor, MI
  • University of Washington Medical Center Seattle, WA

Champion for Change with Distinction

  • Construction Specialties, Inc. Muncy, PA
  • Perkins+Will New York, NY

Champion for Change

  • Amerinet St. Louis, MO
  • BD Franklin Lakes, NJ
  • Boulder Associates Architects Boulder, CO
  • Compression Therapy Concepts Inc. Eatontown, NJ
  • Cordis Corporation, Part of Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies San Germán, PR
  • Global Links Pittsburgh, PA
  • HDR Omaha, NE
  • HealthTrust Purchasing Group Brentwood, TN
  • Johnson & Johnson New Brunswick, NJ
  • Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Baltimore, MD
  • Mazzetti Nash Lipsey Burch San Francisco, CA
  • MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Plano, TX
  • Medline
  • Novation, LLC Irving, TX
  • Ortho Clinical Diagnostics – part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies Raritan, NJ
  • Premier Healthcare Alliance Charlotte, NC
  • SRI Surgical Tampa, FL
  • Sterilmed Maple Grove, MN
  • Stryker Sustainability Solutions Tempe, AZ

System for Change

  • Advocate Health Care Oakbrook, IL
  • Bon Secours Health System, Inc. Marriottsville, MD
  • Cleveland Clinic Health System Cleveland, OH
  • Covenant Health Systems Tewksbury, MA
  • Dignity Health San Francisco, CA
  • Fairview Health Services Minneapolis, MN
  • Hospital Sisters Health System Springfield, IL
  • Kaiser Permanente Oakland, CA
  • MedStar Health Columbia, MD
  • Spectrum Health System Grand Rapids, MI

Partner for Change with Distinction

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center and Hope Children’s Hospital Oak Lawn, IL
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Barrington, IL
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge, IL
  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital Hazel Crest, IL
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital Chicago, IL
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Boston, MA
  • Bon Secours Community Hospital, Bon Secours Charity Health System Port Jervis, NY
  • Christiana Hospital Newark, DE
  • Columbia St. Mary’s Health System Milwaukee, WI
  • Department of Veterans Affairs, Portland VA Medical Center Portland, OR
  • Euclid Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Euclid, OH
  • Fairview Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Cleveland, OH
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital Edina, MN
  • Good Samaritan Hospital, Bon Secours Charity Health System Suffern, NY
  • Harborview Medical Center Seattle, WA
  • Inova Alexandria Hospital Alexandria, VA
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax, VA
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital Leesburg, VA
  • Inova Mount Vernon Hospital Alexandria, VA
  • James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center Altoona, PA
  • Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center Baltimore, MD
  • Maryview Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Hampton Roads Portsmouth, VA
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center New York, NY
  • MI Nursing Restorative Center Lawrence, MA
  • Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children’s Hospital Spokane, WA
  • Providence St. Peter Hospital Olympia, WA
  • Saint Anthony Community Hospital, Bon Secours Charity Health System Warwick, NY
  • San Diego V. A. Healthcare System San Diego, CA
  • South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Warrensville Hts., OH
  • Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids, MI
  • Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids, MI
  • St. John’s Regional Medical Center Oxnard, CA
  • St. Joseph Regional Health Network Reading, PA
  • St. Mary’s Health System Lewiston, ME
  • St. Vincent Hospital Green Bay, WI
  • Stanford University Medical Center Palo Alto, CA
  • The Ottawa Hospital- General Campus Ottawa, ON
  • UCSF Medical Center/ UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, CA
  • University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore, MD
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – Riverside Campus (West Bank) Minneapolis, MN
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview – University Campus (East Bank) Minneapolis, MN
  • Washington Hospital Healthcare System Fremont, CA
  • Wilmington Hospital Wilmington, DE
  • Youville Place Lexington, MA

Partner for Change

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center Libertyville, IL
  • Arkansas Children’s Hospital Little Rock, AR
  • Ashtabula County Medical Center, a Cleveland Clinic Affiliate Ashtabula, OH
  • Baptist Hospital of Miami Miami, FL
  • Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati, OH
  • Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia- Hampton Roads Norfolk, VA
  • Bon Secours Hospital, Bon Secours Baltimore Health Corporation Baltimore, MD
  • Bon Secours Maria Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System St. Petersburg, FL
  • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia- Richmond Mechanicsville, VA
  • Bon Secours Richmond Community Hospital, Bon Secours Virginia- Richmond Richmond, VA
  • Bon Secours Saint Mary’s Hospital, Bon Secours Virginia – Richmond Richmond, VA
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Richmond Midlothian, VA
  • Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center Fort Hood, TX
  • CHRISTUS Saint Frances Cabrini Hospital Alexandria, LA
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health & Surgery Center, Independence Independence, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center, Beachwood Beachwood, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Brunswick Brunswick, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Westlake Westlake, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Chagrin Falls Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Solon Solon, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Strongsville Strongsville, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Willoughby Hills Willoughby Hills, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Wooster Wooster, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston, FL
  • Community Hospital of San Bernardino San Bernardino, CA
  • Department of Veterans Affairs Nashville, TN
  • Doctors Hospital Coral Gables, FL
  • Evans Army Community Hospital Fort Carson, CO
  • Evergreen Healthcare Kirkland, WA
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital Burnsville, MN
  • Good Samaritan Hospital Cincinnati, OH
  • Greater Baltimore Medical Center Towson, MD
  • Hillcrest Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Mayfield Heights, OH
  • Homestead Hospital Homestead, FL
  • Hudson Hospital & Clinics Hudson, WI
  • Huron Valley Sinai Hospital Commerce, MI
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church, VA
  • Iowa Health – Des Moines Des Moines, IA
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Antioch Antioch, CA
  • Kaiser Foundation Hospital Walnut Creek Walnut Creek, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Georgia Region Atlanta, GA
  • Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Ohio Cleveland, OH
  • Kaiser Permanente of the Mid Atlantic States Rockville, MD
  • Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center Riverside, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Sacramento, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center San Jose, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
  • Lakewood Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Lakewood, OH
  • Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, SC
  • Lutheran Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Cleveland, OH
  • Mariners Hospital Tavernier, FL
  • Maristhill Nursing and Rehab Waltham, MA
  • Mary Immaculate Hospital, Bon Secours Virginia- Hampton Roads Newport News, VA
  • Marymount Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Garfield Heights, OH
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire – Luther Campus Eau Claire, WI
  • Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Medina, OH
  • MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore, MD
  • MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore, MD
  • MedStar Harbor Hospital Baltimore, MD
  • MedStar Union Memorial Hospital Baltimore, MD
  • Mercy Gilbert Medical Center Gilbert, AZ
  • Moncrief Army Community Hospital Fort Jackson, SC
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Allen Hospital New York, NY
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center New York, NY
  • North Shore University Hospital Manhasset, NY
  • Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge, CA
  • Northwest Hospital Baltimore, MD
  • Our Lady of Bellefonte Hospital, Bon Secours Kentucky Health System Ashland, KY
  • Palomar Medical Center Escondido, CA
  • Pomerado Hospital Escondido, CA
  • Providence St. Mary Medical Center Walla Walla, WA
  • Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center Oregon City, OR
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles, CA
  • Saint Francis Medical Center Grand Island, NE
  • Saint Vincent Hospital Worcester, MA
  • Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center & Orthopaedic Hospital Santa Monica, CA
  • Schneck Medical Center Seymour, IN
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley, CA
  • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore Baltimore, MD
  • South Miami Hospital South Miami, FL
  • Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Reed City, MI
  • Spectrum Health United Hospital Greenville, MI
  • St. Andre Health Care Biddeford, ME
  • St. Anthony Hospital Gig Harbor, WA
  • St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Effingham, IL
  • St. Clare Hospital Lakewood, WA
  • St. Francis Hospital Federal Way, WA
  • St. John Hospital and Medical Center Detroit, MI
  • St. Joseph Hospital Nashua, NH
  • St. Joseph Medical Center Tacoma, WA
  • St. Mary Health Care Worcester, MA
  • Tampa General Hospital Tampa, FL
  • The Ottawa Hospital- Civic Campus Ottawa, ON
  • The Ottawa Hospital- Riverside Campus Ottawa, ON
  • UC Davis Health System Sacramento, CA
  • VA Medical Center Huntington Huntington, WV
  • W.S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital Madison, WI
  • Westlake Hospital Melrose Park, IL


  • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center, Bon Secours Virginia – Richmond Midlothian, VA

Making Medicine Mercury Free

  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health & Surgery Center, Independence Independence, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health and Surgery Center, Strongsville Strongsville, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Brunswick Brunswick, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Willoughby Hills Willoughby Hills, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Chagrin Falls Chagrin Falls, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Westlake Westlake, OH
  • Cleveland Clinic Family Health Center, Wooster Wooster, OH
  • Evans Army Community Hospital (EACH) Fort Carson, CO
  • Hudson Hospital & Clinics Hudson, WI
  • James E Van Zandt VA Medical Center Altoona, PA
  • Lexington Medical Center West Columbia, SC
  • Marymount Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Garfield Heights, OH
  • Provena Mercy Medical Center Aurora, IL
  • Providence Holy Family Hospital Spokane, WA
  • Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Grass Valley, CA
  • South Pointe Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic Hospital Warrensville Heights, OH
  • Spectrum Health United Hospital Greenville, MI
  • St. Anthony Hospital Gig Harbor, WA
  • St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital Effingham, IL
  • St. Elizabeth Hospital Enumclaw, WA
  • St. Joseph Healthcare Bangor, ME
  • Westlake Hospital Melrose Park, IL
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital New Haven, CT

Partner Recognition

  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center Normal, IL
  • Advocate Eureka Hospital Eureka, IL
  • Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Fort Campbell, KY
  • Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler, AZ
  • Children’s Hospital of Michigan Detroit, MI
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Hartford, CT
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center Detroit, MI
  • DMC Surgery Hospital Madison Heights, MI
  • Harper University Hospital and Hutzel Woman’s Hospital Detroit, MI
  • Huron Valley Sinai Hospital Commerce, MI
  • Kaiser Permanente Fontana/Ontario Fontana, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Fremont Fremont, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center Hayward Hayward, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Panorama City Panorama City, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center South San Francisco, CA
  • Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center Vallejo, CA
  • Kaiser Roseville Medical Center Roseville, CA
  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas, OR
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network Allentown, PA
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network Bethlehem, PA
  • Littleton Adventist Hospital Littleton, CO
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital – 2012 Washington, DC
  • Naval Hospital Bremerton Bremerton, WA
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York New York, NY
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/The Westchester Division White Plains, NY
  • Paradise Valley Hospital Phoenix, AZ
  • Parker Adventist Hospital Parker, CO
  • Providence Centralia Hospital Centralia, WA
  • Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital Hood River, OR
  • Providence Medford Medical Center Medford, OR
  • Providence Newberg Medical Center Newberg, OR
  • Providence Seaside Hospital Seaside, OR
  • Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point Hospital Hudson, FL
  • Saint Francis Litchfield Litchfield, IL
  • Scott & White Hospital-Temple Temple, TX
  • Sinai-Grace Hospital Detroit, MI
  • Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital Freemont, MI
  • Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital Lakeview, MI
  • St. John Medical Center Westlake, OH
  • St. John’s Hospital Springfield, IL
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese, IL
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Chippewa Falls, WI
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland Highland, IL
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Streator, IL
  • St. Mary’s Hospital Decatur, IL
  • St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home Inc. Elmhurst Township, PA
  • St. Nicholas Hospital Sheboygan, WI
  • UH Ahuja Medical Center Beachwood, OH
  • UH Richmond Medical Center Richmond Heights, OH
  • University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center Chardon, OH
  • US Department of Veterans Affairs VA New Jersey Health Care System East Orange, NJ
  • Winn Army Community Hospital Fort Stewart, GA
  • Youville House Assisted Living Residence Cambridge, MA