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Kaiser Permanente Wins National Green Awards
Date:5/20/2008

d. "The organization tackled the issue just as it would any other business challenge."

In addition to the System for Change award, Kaiser Permanente facilities and regions across the country received 11 awards in recognition of efforts to reduce waste and prevent pollution. The awards include:

-- Partner for Change Award: Kaiser Permanente Fontana (Calif.) Medical

Center, Kaiser Permanente Fremont (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser

Permanente Hayward (Calif.) Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente San

Francisco Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Health Plan of Ohio, Kaiser

Permanente Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States

-- Making Medicine Mercury-free Award: Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of

Ohio

-- Partner Recognition Award: Kaiser Permanente Anaheim (Calif.) Medical

Center, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of Georgia

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements and commitment of health care's environmental champions. The awards give special recognition to facilities whose efforts are aimed at eliminating mercury, preventing pollution and minimizing waste. This year's awards were held in conjunction with CleanMed 2008, a global conference for environmental leaders in health care.

About Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the result of the merger of the two leading organizations -- Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and the Green Guide for Health Care -- with a new clean energy and energy efficiency program - Healthcare Clean Energy Exchange. For more information on Practice Greenhealth, visit http://www.practicegreenhealth.org/

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health plan. Founded in 1945, it is a not-for-profit group practice prepayment program headquartered in Oakland, Calif. Kaiser Permanente s
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