BRENTWOOD, Tennessee—May 20, 2016—HealthTrustSM was selected for the seventh time as a recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth. The recognition is one of the national membership organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given annually to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the healthcare sector.
HealthTrust Director of Education & Sustainability Faye Porter accepted the 2016 award last evening on behalf of the organization during Practice Greenhealth’s annual CleanMed Conference in Dallas, Texas.
Porter says, “HealthTrust is committed to supporting the sustainability initiatives of our member hospitals. Our sourcing processes support environmentally preferable purchasing in many product categories across our portfolio, and we have increased the sustainability resources provided to our members through our online portal. Additionally, over the past year, we have had an internal focus on environmental responsibility, providing colleagues access to resources for being more sustainable at work and at home. We recently held our first Earth Day Fair, including a “limit your print” campaign in conjunction with Earth Day in April.”
The Champion for Change Award is reserved for organizational partners supplying healthcare products and services that are considerate of the earth and its resources. The winners of this award have achieved success in greening their own organization and have also assisted others who are committed to improving their environmental performance.
A member of Practice Greenhealth since 2008, HealthTrust has won the award seven times and is also a supporting partner of Healthier Hospitals—Practice Greenhealth’s national campaign to improve sustainability in the healthcare sector through safer chemicals, environmentally preferable purchasing, and energy and waste reduction. HealthTrust also congratulates its many hospital member organizations that received provider recognition from Practice Greenhealth during the CleanMed Conference.
HealthTrust (Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves over 1,400 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,600 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is an affiliate of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.
About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading healthcare community dedicated to transforming healthcare worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability, and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.
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Deborah Borfitz, manager of Corporate Communications