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Posted: Tuesday, May 7, 2013 3:07 pm | Updated: 7:39 am, Wed May 8, 2013.

Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers, Dignity Health Members, each received the Partner for Change award by Practice Greenhealth, an industry leader and nonprofit organization that recognizes healthcare facilities for going above and beyond in keeping and maintaining a “green” workplace.

“We are honored to be recognized for our efforts to hold our hospitals to superb environmental standards,” said Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. “This marks the second year in a row that Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert have received recognition from Practice Greenhealth, and we will continue to be committed to providing sustainable, environmentally-friendly care to our community.”

The Partner for Change award is given out annually to healthcare facilities that are actively engaged in making the workplace a sustainable environment. Various qualifications have to be met in order for a facility to receive recognition. Key criteria include recycling 15 percent or more of the hospital’s total waste output and having a mercury elimination program and active pollution prevention as well as sustainability projects in place. Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert have shown consistent improvement in all areas of the application and are continuing to implement projects that will increase hospital sustainability and responsible waste reduction.

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