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Hospitals can be the largest employers in a community and can positively impact the environment when they pursue stewardship activities. In 2015, University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UHCMC) became the first hospital in Ohio to join as a Gold Level member of the E3 program. UHCMC participates in the challenges of the Practice Greenhealth Healthier Hospitals Initiative: Less Waste, Safer Chemicals, Leaner Energy, Smarter Purchasing, Healthier Foods and the Engaged Leadership Challenges.
Some of the stewardship activities at UHCMC include:
If you represent a hospital and are interesting in pursuing environmental stewardship activities, these resources are available to help you:
The Ohio Hospital Association also recognizes outstanding environmental performance by hospitals through award programs.
The E3 program provides three recognition levels: Achievement, Silver and Gold. The Gold Level recognizes organizations that are in environmental compliance, have completed environmental stewardship activities, and are committed to pursuing long-term environmental improvement projects. Any organization in Ohio may apply for membership. Applications are accepted annually and include both written and on-site evaluations.
Interested in applying for recognition for your organization under the E3 Program? If so, please visit epa.ohio.gov/ocapp/ohioe3.aspx or call (800) 329-7518. We would be glad to help guide you through the process and get your organization the recognition it deserves.
Division of Environmental and Financial Assistance
Compliance Assistance Hotline: (800) 329-7518
Funding: (614) 644-2798 ~ Fax: (614) 644-3687 ~ Contact Us
Compliance: (614) 644-3469 ~ Fax: (614) 644-2807 ~ Contact Us
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1049, Columbus, OH 43216-1049
Street Address: 50 West Town Street, Suite 700, Columbus, OH 43215
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