Washington Hospital recognizes the critical link between the health of
each individual and the health of the environment. As the hospital reaffirms
its commitment to promoting a healthier community, it’s taking a
leading role in environmental awareness.
Join Washington Hospital and the City of Fremont to Celebrate
Earth Day—April 23
Washington Hospital and the City of Fremont agree: A healthy community
needs a cleaner, greener, healthier environment and everyone can make
a difference in helping to clean up our world.
For the sixth year in a row, the two organizations are partnering to present
“Let’s Go Green Together!” a free, community-wide Earth
Day celebration on Saturday, April 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event
will be held in the Conrad E. Anderson, MD, Auditorium and the parking
lot of the Washington West building next to Washington Hospital.
To find out more about the “Let’s Go Green Together!”
Earth Day event, click
here or go to www.fremont.gov/earthday.
Washington Hospital named a Practice Greenhealth
Partner for Change
Cited as a leader in health care environmentally preferable practices.
Washington Hospital was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for
Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading
health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies
and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care
through tools, best practices and knowledge.The Award is one of the organization’s
Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental
achievements in the health care sector.
“We have sustainability efforts through out the Hospital,”
said Paul Kelley, director of biomedical engineering and head of Washington
Hospital’s Green Team. "Last year, one of our goals was to
decrease use of all paper by five percent which we exceeded. Since the
EPIC (EMR) golive, our paper usage has been dropping and this past year
paper usage was reduced by 31 percent"
The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities
that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste
reduction, recycling and source reduction programs. At a minimum, facilities
applying for this Award must be recycling 15 percent of their total waste,
have reduced regulated medical waste, are well along the way to mercury
elimination, and have developed other successful pollution prevention.
About Practice Greenhealth:
Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community
that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental
stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best
practices and knowledge. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit