Posted on October 06, 2017
The Michigan Green Healthcare Conference was held Oct. 4 and 5 in Lansing, gathering sustainability officers, dieticians, clinicians, engineers and others with a passion for reducing the ecological footprint of the healthcare sector. During the conference, the 2017 Michigan Green Healthcare Awards were presented to Keith Miller, corporation facilities, McLaren Health Care, Flint, and to St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor.
The award is presented to an organization that made a broad impact and sustainability gain for the organization and its community and to an individual who demonstrates leadership, strives to improve sustainable practices in patient care and inspires others to make a difference. Miller was honored for his work as McLaren completed the world’s largest intelligent LED lighting upgrade across 11 of its hospitals, saving an estimated 12 million kilowatts and $1.6 million annually. Miller stands out within the McLaren Health Care community as an individual committed to sustainable strategies within their organization.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor was recognized for its commitment to nourishing communities with healthy food and programs through The Farm at St. Joe’s. The collaborative team at the farm engages its membership to actively plan and implement cultural wellness initiatives and strategies. The Farm at St. Joe’s serves the community by improving access to fresh food, nutrition education and therapy.
Photos from the event are available via Facebook.
For more information on the Michigan Green Healthcare Conference or the Michigan Green Healthcare Awards, contact Kristen Cavanagh-Strong at the MHA.
(Top photo) MHA CEO Brian Peters (left) presents the 2017 Michigan Green Healthcare Awards to Keith Miller, corporation facilities, McLaren Health Care, Flint, and to Pierre Gonyon, CHSP, system environmental safety and health leader, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, and Rob Casalou, regional president and CEO, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Canton.
(Middle photo) Jeffrey Thompson, MD, senior advisor & CEO emeritus at Gundersen Health System, spoke to the audience about leadership in the keynote address of the conference.
(Lower photo) Panelists from Spectrum Health, Bronson Healthcare Group and Sparrow Hospital spoke on senior leadership, with Dr. Thompson moderating.
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