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Kaiser Permanente Wins National Awards for Commitment to Environmental Health
Date:5/19/2009

dmark initiative formed to improve the environmental performance of the health care industry. "This award is a reflection of Kaiser Permanente's business ethics and represents a strong commitment to protect patient health and preserve the environment," said Bob Jarboe, executive director of Practice Greenhealth.

In addition to the System for Change Award, Kaiser Permanente facilities and regions across the country received 12 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards in recognition of efforts to reduce waste and prevent pollution. The awards include:

  • Partner for Change Award: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Ohio, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Kaiser Permanente Fontana (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Fremont (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Hayward (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Antioch (Calif.) Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center and Clinic in Hawaii.
  • Making Medicine Mercury-Free Award: Kaiser Permanente Hayward (Calif.) Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente Antioch (Calif.) Medical Center
  • Partner Recognition Award: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia, Kaiser Permanente Roseville (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente San Jose (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente San Rafael (Calif.) Medical Center, and Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center.

For more information about Kaiser Permanente's commitment to community health, go to www.kp.org/communitybenefit.

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the result of the merger of two leading organizations - Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) and the Green Guide for Health Care (GGHC) - with a new clean en
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