Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire received the "2018 Greenhealth Partner for Change Award." This award honors organizations that continuously improve and expand on programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably and more.
Eau Claire also received "Greening the OR" recognition. This distinction is awarded for reducing the environmental impact of surgical suites through energy conservation, waste reduction and recycling, and reprocessing surgical devices. Operating rooms are large contributors to a health care facility's environmental footprint, creating an opportunity for significant cost savings and sustainability improvements.
Practice Greenhealth is a national organization dedicated to reducing health care's impact on the environment. The awards recognize health care organizations that have programs to improve environmental performance and work toward higher sustainability goals.