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Champions' Hospital Environmental Compliance

Organization(s) Massachusetts Dept. of Environmental Protection
Project Description In February of 2006, Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) recognized the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MA DEP) as a "Champion for Change" for its work providing hospitals across the Commonwealth with technical assistance and cost-saving measures that enable them to comply with federal and state regulations for environmental protection.

H2E is a voluntary program founded in 1999 through a memorandum of understanding between the American Hospital Association, the federal Environmental Protection Agency, and Health Care Without Harm. It was designed to help hospitals and healthcare facilities enhance workplace safety, reduce waste and waste disposal costs, and become better environmental stewards and neighbors. To date, 54 hospitals and healthcare networks across Massachusetts have become H2E partners. More than 100 Champions and nearly 5,000 hospitals and healthcare networks are now participating actively in H2E across the country.

As an H2E Champion, MA DEP will help form a sustainable network to support hospitals across Massachusetts in making continuous progress toward achieving MA DEP and H2E's goals of mercury elimination, waste reduction and hazardous chemical minimization, as well as other pollution prevention initiatives. MA DEP will annually set measurable objectives and report on its progress.

More Info www.h2e-online.org/
Project Contact
Name John Reinhardt
Phone 617-292-5667
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Industrial Sectors Health Care and Hospitals
Activity Keywords Awards program
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 16 No. 1, Spring 2006 [PDF]


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