Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital
Wins National Award for Environmental Sustainability
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[May 22, 2020]
In recognition for its achievement and innovation in health care
sustainability, Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital has been named a
2020 recipient of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award winners,
the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. ALMH
also won Circles of Excellence honors in Greening the OR.
The awards are given annually as part of Practice Greenhealth’s
Environmental Excellence Awards to honor health care’s achievements
“In a shifting health care landscape, a focus on sustainability can
help build resilience while better protecting the health of patients
and the community,” said Gary Cohen, Practice Greenhealth founder.
“Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital demonstrates the kind of
leadership, innovation, and performance that can drive the entire
health sector toward more environmentally responsible practices.”
Anesthetic gases can make up over 5% of a hospital’s carbon
footprint, with many of them considered potent greenhouse gases
known to cause health detriments.
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With an 80% reduction in anesthetic gas purchased in just one year, Abraham
Lincoln Memorial Hospital exemplifies their commitment to the health and safety
of their staff and patients, the community, and the planet.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located
at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois. ALMH is an affiliate of Memorial
Health System. For more information, visit www.ALMH.org.
About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the leading membership and networking organization for
sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to more than 1,100
U.S. hospitals and health systems. Learn more at practicegreenhealth.org.