Navigation Links
VHA Citizenship and Sustainability Scorecard Shows Progress in the Health Care Network's Earth-Friendly Business Practices
Date:6/24/2009

VHA Releases "Go Green" Principles to Change the Nature of Business Operations

IRVING, Texas, June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VHA Inc., the national network of not-for-profit, community-owned hospitals, today released its second annual Corporate Citizenship & Sustainability Scorecard, showing progress in sustainability-related efforts across VHA and its family of companies. Ratings also improved in key workplace indicators, including improved employee satisfaction, workplace diversity, and training and development programs. VHA's CC&S Scorecard tracks progress in four strategic business areas: workplace, operational transparency, community engagement and sustainability.

"Over the past year, our family of companies - VHA, Novation and Provista - acted in ways that not only enhanced member services and supported our mission, but positively impacted our world," said Curt Nonomaque, VHA's president and chief executive officer. "How we operate is just as important as the financial results we deliver. In fact," Nonomaque added, "they are inseparably linked. We can't have one without the other."

This year's CC&S Scorecard includes some of the names and faces of employees who have taken the citizenship and sustainability value to heart, leading efforts to be more efficient and create a positive business environment that is good for employees, hospital members and local communities.

"Our progress would not be possible without dedicated efforts by team members across the company and throughout our regions," said Michael Regier, VHA's general counsel and senior vice president of Legal and Corporate Affairs. "From visionary leadership to employees who come in every day with fresh ideas to make a difference, we all contribute to reducing costs, limiting waste and increasing efficiency."

Some of the employee stories included:

  • Donna Clutter, director of Business Development and Marketing at VHA Central in Indiana, and her team spearheaded a special program involving hospitals across the region - Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan - that focused on sharing strategies to support and lead hospitals to sustainable operations.
  • Jennifer Waddell, senior director of Contract and Program Services at Novation, led the team that launched Novation's Environmentally Preferred Purchasing (EPP) product catalogue. With more than 3,000 products and growing, the new catalogue helps VHA hospital members achieve green purchasing objectives.
  • Derek Mims, service desk manager at VHA, pioneered a recycling program for outdated IT equipment that fulfills EPA regulations and keeps waste out of landfills.
  • Robert Ayr, manager of Production Services at VHA, began utilizing new software, which allowed VHA to host multiple applications on a single server, reducing its carbon footprint and saving $15,000 in energy consumption a year.

Nonomaque also announced the company's new "Go Green Principles," which outline how the company strives to fulfill its mission to improve its health care members' clinical and economic performance while also shrinking its environmental footprint. The six principles range from seeking business partners that share VHA's commitment to the environment, to measuring and benchmarking performance, to communicating its environmental practices with employees and members.

To view the CC&S Scorecard, including the six Go Green Principles, visit www.vha.com.

About VHA - VHA Inc., based in Irving, Texas, is a national network of not-for-profit health care organizations that work together to drive maximum savings in the supply chain arena, set new levels of clinical performance, and identify and implement best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. Formed in 1977, VHA serves more than 1,400 hospitals and more than 23,000 non-acute care providers nationwide.

    Contact: Lynn Gentry
    lgentry@vha.com
    (972) 830-0798


'/>"/>
SOURCE VHA Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Abbott Highlights Strong Corporate Responsibility Performance With Release of 2008 Global Citizenship Report
2. Abbott Releases 2007 Global Citizenship Report Highlighting Strong Commitment to Access to Health Care
3. Community Health Centers Reveal Specific Ramifications of The Medicaid Citizenship and Identification Documentation Requirements
4. REES Names Director of Sustainability
5. Coalition Says On-Site Infectious Medical Waste Treatment Key To Disease Control and Hospital Sustainability During a Pandemic
6. Aveda Sets Groundbreaking Standard in Sustainability for Beauty Industry
7. Procter & Gamble Deepens Corporate Commitment to Sustainability
8. P&G Takes Bold Step and Adjusts Sustainability Goals
9. Practice Greenhealth Enters Partnership with Johnson & Johnson for Health Care Sustainability Research and Training
10. Baxter Releases Ninth Annual Sustainability Report
11. Creating Healing Environments: Healthcare Industrys Largest Sustainability Conference to be Held May 20-22 in Pittsburgh
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can now turn ... to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey brings specialization ... selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under the direction ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, Dr. Omkar Marathe earned ... the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained in Internal Medicine at ... fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where he had the opportunity ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary ... Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. ... Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A recent ... most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that individuals are ... many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. The Los ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and ... "Structural Electronics 2015-2025: Applications, Technologies, Forecasts" report ... In-Mold Electronics, Smart Skin, Structural Health Monitoring, ... Structural electronics involves electronic and/or electrical components ... replacing dumb structures such as vehicle bodies or ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 According to a ... (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, ... Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & ... studies the market for the forecast period of 2016 ... 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... 23, 2016 Research and Markets has ... - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the function ... the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to keep ... in balance. Increasing number of ESRD patients ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: