Valley receives national awards for achievements in sustainability

For the eighth consecutive year, the Valley Hospital has received national accolades for its achievements and innovation in health care sustainability from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care.

Valley received the Partner for Change Award for its ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance and for its efforts to build sustainability and resiliency into the operations and culture of the institution. Practice Greenhealth also awarded Valley its Greening the OR Recognition Award, for its efforts to improve environmental performance in the operating room.

“Valley is committed to minimizing the impact of hospital operations on the environment and contributing towards a more sustainable future,” said Audrey Meyers, CEO and president of Valley Health System. “Sustainability practices are essential for the health and well-being of our patients and families, as well as for the larger environments of our community and our planet.”

“In a shifting health care landscape, a focus on sustainability can help build resilience while better protecting the health of patients and the community,” said Gary Cohen, founder of Practice Greenhealth. “Valley demonstrates the kind of leadership, innovation and performance that can drive the entire health sector toward more environmentally responsible practices.”