Environmentally friendly care for Northeast Wisconsin
Green health care focuses on providing patients with the highest degree of care while taking steps to protect the environment. Small steps, like using exam gowns made out of recycled paper to larger steps like building a clinic with recycled materials, are all part of health care’s push to be green.
Each action accumulates into savings both financially and ecologically. At Ascension, we take pride in being an industry leader in sustainable design and finding new ways to protect our environment. Innovation moves us toward better care, a better environment and a better world.
Our commitment has been recognized by a number of national health and environmental agencies including:
• Practice Greenhealth (formerly Hospitals for a Healthy Environment)
• Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
• Making Medicine Mercury Free
• Environmental Leadership Circle.
In 2006, Ascension received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and Making Medicine Mercury Free award.
Ascension was inducted into the Environmental Leadership Circle by Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) in 2007. In addition, Ascension Medical Group Pediatrics Clinic received LEED certificationfrom the U.S. Green Building Council.
In 2008, Ascension was awarded continuation into the Environmental Leadership Circle.