How green is my hospital?
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center has received national recognition for his environmental efforts.
Practice Greenhealth, the nation's only membership association devoted to environmentally responsible healthcare, recently offered BIDMC "Partner Recognition" as part of its 2009 Environmental Excellence Award program.
The competitive awards are given within the healthcare sector to institutions for outstanding programs to reduce the facility's environmental footprint.
BIDMC hosts an annual Health Work/Healthy Home event each spring to highlight efforts by people around the medical center to promote and environmental awareness at home and on the job.