Environmental Stewardship Excellence

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We are proud that our bold commitment has been recognized for excellence by leading global sustainability organizations. We remain steadfast in our belief that a healthy planet is critical for the continued health of our communities and have more work to do.

Providence has been honored with awards from Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm and achieved LEED and Energy Star standards in recognition of our ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon footprint and expand environmentally sound practices in our operations. Learn more about our most recent recognitions.

Providence was awarded three 2020 Climate Champion awards for renewable energy, climate resilience and climate leadership by Health Care Without Harm.

Ali Santore, EVP, Chief Advocacy and Sustainability Officer

Ali Santore, Executive Vice President, Chief advocacy and sustainability officer, was honored as the 2020 winner of the Visionary Leader Award by Practice Greenhealth. The annual award recognizes a senior-level health care executive who has effectively advocated for and woven sustainability and environmental stewardship into health care operations through innovative strategies and mentorship. 

Healing Spaces with the Environment in Mind

As leaders in health care, we know that healthy buildings foster a holistic healing environment for patients. Providence is committed to supporting development of healthier, more energy efficient buildings that are good for the environment and patients.

  • Providence Newberg Medical Center became the first LEED Gold certified hospital in the country in 2006
  • Providence Holy Cross Medical Center was named the first LEED Silver hospital in Southern California
  • Swedish Issaquah Hospital is one of the most energy efficiency hospitals in Providence and is carbon neutral for electricity and natural gas purchased, using wind energy to power the campus and offsetting all natural gas use though a local forest carbon project

National and Global Leadership