Providence St. Joseph Hospital recognized for excellence in environmental stewardship

Providence St. Joseph Hospital was recognized by Practice Greenhealth with the Partner for Change award for our work in environmental stewardship. This prestigious award acknowledges the hospital’s commitment to environmental excellence. 

“We are honored to receive this award and consider it a testament to our unwavering commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability,” said Jason Zepeda, Executive Director of Operations. “We are proud to be a part of the movement towards a greener healthcare industry. I extend a heartfelt thank you to all our caregivers for their dedication and efforts in making St. Joseph Hospital a safe, environmentally friendly healthcare facility."

Practice Greenhealth is a leading nationwide organization for sustainable health care. Its awards program recognizes hospitals and health systems that have gone above and beyond in areas of sustainability and energy reduction. 

Winners of this award have made substantive progress on mercury elimination. Providence is committed to becoming carbon negative by 2030. Providence St. Joseph Hospital is committed to reducing our environmental footprint by focusing on Waste, Energy/Water, Agriculture/Food, Chemicals and Transportation known as (WE ACT). This includes tracking and monitoring waste, converting to LED lighting to reduce energy usage, joining the Cool Food Pledge to reduce food-related greenhouse gas emissions related to climate change and much more.