Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care also recognizes hospital in four sub-categories
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care has named Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital the Green Hospital of the Year for 2019 in the non-acute hospital peer group. It also recognized Holland Bloorview for its environmental and sustainability initiatives with a top score award for pollution prevention, and honourable mention awards for leadership, waste and water.
A comprehensive healthcare benchmarking tool, the Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) measures energy and water conservation, waste management and recycling, corporate commitment and pollution prevention. Participating hospitals report on their environmental and sustainability initiatives through an online questionnaire and the resulting scorecard summarizes their environmental performance relative to their peers.
“This is a great honour,” says Ian Rogers, senior director, facilities management, building and transportation services. “I speak for the entire building and transportation services team at Holland Bloorview when I say we are committed to staying green. I’m proud to be acknowledged for our efforts to create a more environmentally-friendly organization.”
Hospitals were selected for awards based on data submitted to the 2019 GHS program. Neil Ritchie, executive director, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care, presented the awards at a virtual ceremony in December 2020.
Holland Bloorview has been recognized with awards from the coalition since the inception of the GHS program in 2014.
About the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care
The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care is recognized as Canada's premier, integrated green resource network driving leadership in environmentally-sustainable health care practices. A national not-for-profit, the Coalition is a catalyst for environmental change encouraging the adoption of resource conservation and climate change resiliency practices, pollution prevention principles and effective environmental management systems to reduce the Canadian health care sector's ecological impact while protecting human health. To learn more, visit www.greenhealthcare.ca.