UMHS named one of 50 greenest hospitals in U.S.

October 31, 2016  //  FOUND IN: UMHS News

From green roofs to light sensors that automatically turn on and off depending on whether a patient room is occupied, UMHS is leading the way when it comes to sustainable, environmentally-friendly health care.

The organization’s efforts were recently recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review, which named UMHS one of the 50 greenest hospitals in the U.S.

To compile its list, Becker’s looked at awards given out by Practice Greenhealth, the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Environmental Protection Agency. This year, UMHS earned the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth.

UMHS was specifically lauded by Becker’s for requiring every major construction project to meet LEED Silver level of certification. Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital and C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, for example, met these standards by utilizing a green roof, motion sensors in rooms and HEPA filters throughout the hospital to improve air quality.

Congratulations to UMHS and everyone here who works to protect the environment. 

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