Advocate Health Care hospitals earn national honors for environmental stewardship

Advocate Health Care has been awarded a “System for Change” Award from Practice Greenhealth, a leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety. This is the 7th consecutive time Advocate has earned the recognition. The announcement was made today.

The award recognizes health systems that are working cohesively to gather data, set system goals, benchmark, and share successes in environmental performance.

“Our goal of creating the most efficient, least wasteful processes has a direct impact on patient care and good health outcomes,” said Mary Larsen, director of environmental stewardship at Advocate Health Care. “Implementing sustainable and environmentally sound methods aligns with Advocate’s Mission, Values and Philosophy.”

Additionally, nearly all of Advocate’s hospitals earned honors for their green efforts.

       Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award

       The award honors hospitals who have the highest overall scoring and best meet key performance indicators.

  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center

    Greenhealth Emerald Award

    The award is earned by hospitals that demonstrate superior sustainability programs.

  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

  • Advocate BroMenn Medical Center

  • Advocate Condell Medical Center

  • Advocate Eureka Hospital

  • Advocate Sherman Hospital

  • Advocate South Suburban Hospital

  • Advocate Trinity Hospital

       Circles of Excellence Award

       The award recognizes hospitals for outstanding performance in one specific area of expertise.

  • Leadership – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital

  • Chemicals – Advocate Trinity Hospital

  • Green Building – Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

  • Energy – Advocate Illinois Masonic, Good Samaritan, Christ Medical Center

Vincent Pierri
Manager, Public Affairs
Advocate Health Care
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About Advocate Health Care

Advocate Health Care is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care and 12 hospitals, including five of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care), three Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health and hospice companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state.