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Consorta Receives Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award for Sixth Consecutive Year
Date:5/22/2009

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Consorta, a leading healthcare group purchasing and resource management organization, announced today that they have received the Practice Greenhealth Champion for Change Award for outstanding contributions to environmentally responsible healthcare. Consorta was presented the award at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards, held in conjunction with CleanMed 2009, the premier Global Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Health Care.

Consorta was recognized for its continuous support of the goals of Practice Greenhealth. Practice Greenhealth is a landmark initiative to improve the environmental performance of the healthcare industry. This is the sixth consecutive year Consorta has been recognized for its ongoing successful efforts to help its member healthcare facilities reduce their collective impact on the environment and improve the health of the communities they serve.

"Consorta has long been the leader in environmentally preferable purchasing and receiving this award for the sixth consecutive year affirms the leadership role we has taken in greening healthcare," said Darrel Weatherford, president and CEO of Consorta. "We were the first healthcare GPO to introduce a searchable database of environmentally preferable products. Plus, we continue to work closely with suppliers to educate them on the need to eliminate potentially dangerous content from the manufacturing process, as well as work toward good waste minimization practices."

Laura Wenger, director of Clinical Integration for Consorta, who oversees the organization's environmental initiatives, added, "Consorta continues to work to find environmentally-friendly alternatives for our members through advocacy, education, contracting disclosures, and the development of environmentally preferable purchasing and chemical policies. We will continue to work closely with HealthTrust Purchasin
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