Member News — Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized Nationally Among the Greenest Hospitals
December 13th, 2018
Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare among 68 of the most “green” hospitals in the U.S.
“I want to congratulate our team for their dedication and innovation as they continue to advance our environmental and sustainability initiatives,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president of Hackensack University Medical Center. “They fully embody our mission to transform health care and serve as a leader of positive change.”
Hackensack University Medical Center was recognized for its environmentally-friendly efforts, promoting sustainability, establishing strong environmentally-preferred purchasing policies, and serving as a leader in antibiotic stewardship.
According to Becker’s, hospitals across the nation are taking steps to become more environmentally friendly and sustainable. These measures are improving the health of their communities and helping the institutions become more cost-effective.
Hackensack University Medical Center, in collaboration with The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, is committed to identifying, controlling, and ultimately preventing the toxic exposures in the environment that threaten the health and well-being of children, their families and the community.
Hospitals featured by Becker’s have made community stewardship at the environmental level a top priority and incorporated green building efforts into expansions as well as embraced projects to reduce waste and energy consumption. The Becker’s editorial team considered nominations and conducted editorial research in order to develop this list.