RIDGEWOOD, NJ, May 22, 2023 — For the eighth consecutive year, The Valley Hospital has received national accolades for its achievements and innovation in healthcare sustainability from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare.
Valley received the Partner for Change Award for its ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance and for its efforts to build sustainability and resiliency into the operations and culture of the institution. Practice Greenhealth also awarded Valley its Greening the OR Recognition Award, for its efforts to improve environmental performance in the operating room.
“Valley is committed to minimizing the impact of hospital operations on the environment and contributing towards a more sustainable future," said Audrey Meyers, President and CEO of Valley Health System. “Sustainability practices are essential for the health and well-being of our patients and families, as well as for the larger environments of our community and our planet.”
“In a shifting healthcare landscape, a focus on sustainability can help build resilience while better protecting the health of patients and the community,” said Gary Cohen, founder of Practice Greenhealth. “Valley demonstrates the kind of leadership, innovation, and performance that can drive the entire health sector toward more environmentally responsible practices.”
About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the leading membership and networking organization for sustainable healthcare, delivering environmental solutions to more than 1,100 United States hospitals and health systems. Learn more at practicegreenhealth.org.