A healthy human greatly depends on a healthy environment.
St. John’s Medical Center is committed to protecting and preserving
the environment by promoting cost-effective business practices consistent
with the following principles:
- We will meet or exceed all environmental laws and regulations
- We support and encourage recycling of the materials used within the hospital
- We minimize waste and ensure that contaminated waste is disposed of in
a safe and responsible manner
- We encourage the use of alternate transportation through financial and
- We purchase products that contain recyclable or reusable materials whenever possible
- We practice water conservation and energy efficiency
- We use environmentally friendly cleaning products whenever possible
- We strive to eliminate the emissions of toxins or dangerous substances
into the air, water, or earth
- We participate with organizations, businesses, and the public to encourage
environmentally responsible practices within our community and state.
Our recent accomplishments and sustainability goals include:
- Increase our percent spent on foods grown within a 250 mile radius by 2%
for calendar year 2018. Increase our on-site grown produce by 100% (Goal
of 200# grown in our gardens and on our hydroponic walls.)
- Reduce our drive alone rate by 3% between the months of May and September
2018 by using a sampling survey before and after the targeted timeframe.
- Complete an Energy audit before the end of 2018 so that energy improvement
efforts can be quantified.
- Increase the amount in tons, of the 10 recycling items collected by our
local recycling service by 1%, by creating a recycling team of at least
4 employees from at least 3 different departments and creating a reward
system to incentivize participation.
- Decrease red bag waste by 5% by providing employee education and purchasing
trays to decrease use of wrap.