Ohio Hospital Newswire


Three Ohio Hospitals Named Among Greenest in America




This month three Ohio Hospital Association member hospitals were recognized for their sustainability efforts in Becker Hospital Review’s list of the 68 greenest hospitals in America. Hospitals earning the rankings are Cleveland Clinic System, Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital and University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center.

2018 OHA John Chapman award winner, Cleveland Clinic system was recognized for its plans to be carbon neutral by 2027 and its successful LED lighting efforts, replacing about 400,000 fluorescent tubes with LED lighting in 2017, which reduced its carbon footprint by nearly 19,400 tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Cleveland Clinic Marymount Hospital was recognized for being LEED-Certified and for being one of the first community hospitals to undertake a clinical plastics recycling program.

Also recognized was University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood for its holistic, environmentally friendly design. The medical center features a healing garden, a white roof that absorbs less heat and reduces energy use, and a water-efficient plumbing system that has reduced water use by 25 percent. University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center received a John Chapman Award in 2017.

The John Chapman Award recognizes a hospital or health system that has demonstrated leadership in guiding their facility toward the goals of environmental sustainability, regulatory compliance, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention, all of which are proven to result in healthier hospital workforces and communities. The John Chapman Award winner is selected from the Melvin Creeley nominees and is accepted by the CEO of the recipient hospital. 

The OHA Energy & Sustainability Program helps hospitals achieve energy and environmental goals through technical assistance, ENERGY STAR Benchmarking and advocacy for fair rates and energy efficiency rebates at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

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