Fletcher Allen, a Vermont university hospital and medical center, serves all of
Vermont and the northern New York region. Located in Burlington, Fletcher Allen is a regional, academic healthcare center and teaching hospital in alliance with the University of Vermont.
Fletcher Allen Wins National Award For Green Practices
Immediate (May 4, 2012)
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BURLINGTON, VT – Fletcher Allen’s commitment to become one of the greenest health care organizations in the country was recognized this week with an award from the nation's leading association devoted to environmentally responsible health care.
For the fourth year in a row, Fletcher Allen was selected to be in the “Environmental Leadership Circle” by Practice Greenhealth. The Leadership Circle awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of their operations. Between 2007 and 2011, Fletcher Allen has increased its annual recycling by more than 60 percent to 1,160 tons. Electric use at the Medical Center Campus dropped 2 percent in 2011.
“We’re incredibly proud of the green
initiatives at Fletcher Allen, and are committed to continuing our efforts to
further reduce our environmental impact,” said Sandra Felis, senior vice
president of patient care services and chief nursing officer of Fletcher Allen
Health Care. “This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication of many
Fletcher Allen employees who have helped make our organization an environmental
role model and a leader in green health care.”
Leadership Circle awards are given to institutions that have demonstrated an
outstanding commitment to reducing the environmental footprint of their
operations, including environmentally-friendly practices and
sustainability. Fletcher Allen participates in dozens of
pro-environment initiatives, including seeking out environmentally-friendly products
for use in maintaining and cleaning its facilities, selecting sustainable food
choices and composting.
“This Award demonstrates Fletcher Allen’s commitment to their community to protect public health and preserve the environment,” said Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth. “Fletcher Allen is truly demonstrating leadership for the future of health care.”