Coral Gables Hospital has achieved the “Greenhealth Partner for Change Award” from Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit organization that serves as the source for environmental solutions in the healthcare sector. This award recognizes Coral Gables Hospital’s superior performance in environmental sustainability.
“Coral Gables Hospital strives to set a positive example as an environmentally friendly hospital,” said Cristina Jimenez, chief operating officer of Coral Gables Hospital. “It is a priority of ours to implement sustainable practices that will ultimately benefit our patients, staff and the community.”
Coral Gables Hospital received the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award for continually making environmental improvements and upholding green standards. The hospital participates in an integrated solid waste recycling program with Stericycle, which allows employees to recycle batteries, cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum, steel cans, computers, electronics and fluorescent lamps. By contributing to this recycling program, the hospital reduces the amount of solid waste it generates.
Coral Gables Hospital also takes part in a reusable pharmaceutical waste container program, which effectively reduces the amount of cardboard and plastic materials the hospital receives each day. Coral Gables Hospital is a 245-bed acute care hospital located at 3100 Douglas Rd. in the heart of historic Coral Gables.