Celebrating Sustainability in Michigan
Award Presentation: Oct. 5
The MHA, through its Michigan Green Healthcare Committee (MGHC), works to establish a framework for Michigan’s healthcare sector to improve the health and well-being of the state’s ecology and its citizens. As part of that effort, the Michigan Green Healthcare Award was established in 2014 to recognize organizations and individuals who have had a significant impact on sustainability within the healthcare sector.
The 2017 Michigan Green Healthcare Awards will be presented to two successful nominees, who will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Michigan Green Healthcare Conference, scheduled for Oct. 4 and 5 in Lansing. Those eligible for the award include hospitals and health systems, long-term care facilities, sustainability officers, dieticians, clinicians, engineers, architects, pharmacists, environmental services personnel and companies, food and nutrition managers and organizations, maintenance managers, energy coordinators, business partners, governmental agencies, public health professionals and departments, nonprofits, and others with a passion for reducing the environmental footprint of healthcare.
One of the 2017 awards will recognize an organization (hospital, long-term-care facility, cancer center, university medical center, healthcare system, etc.) that made a broad impact and sustainability gain for the organization and its community during the past 12 months.
The second award winner will be an individual: a “hometown hero” in sustainability and green healthcare. This is a person who demonstrates a vision and passion at a group, department, or personal level and inspires others to make a difference.
Take a moment to contemplate who demonstrates leadership and foresight in green healthcare. Think of those who help safeguard and improve sustainable practices in patient care, delivery of services, or reducing the bottom line for their healthcare employer and/or is a tireless advocate for reducing healthcare’s environmental impact and engaging others to do the same. This is an opportunity to recognize hard work and dedication, as well as to shine a light on deserving individuals and organizations in healthcare.