Mercy Health - Cincinnati Earns Environmental Excellence Awards

Bon Secours Mercy Health and Mercy Health - Cincinnati implemented system-wide sustainable initiatives that earned environmental excellence awards from Practice Greenhealth, a leading sustainability member organization for hospital networks.

Bon Secours Mercy Health won the System for Change Award, which recognizes health systems that are working cohesively to set system-wide sustainability goals, track performance data, benchmark and support intra-organizational learning and implementation within their institutions.
Major health system successes that led to the award include:
  • Achieving system-level recycling at Practice Greenhealth’s median percentage; BSMH’s average of 27% exceeds Practice Greenhealth’s target with five BSMH hospitals performing above the 90th percentile.
  • BSMH eliminated the use of desflurane as an anesthetic gas to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, translating to the avoidance of approximately 1,671 metric tons of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. 
Read the full press release here.