Firelands Regional Medical Center was recently recognized with the Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award. Awarded by the Ohio Hospital Association. Firelands was one of 10 hospitals in Ohio to be recognized for promoting sound environmental practices through environmental stewardship and exemplifying the best practices for other hospitals to follow.
“Firelands is excited to be recognized for our efforts in being more environmentally friendly,” said Richard Brown, Director of Environmental Services at Firelands Regional Medical Center. “In 2011 alone, Firelands Regional Medical Center recycled over 74 tons of cardboard/plastic/glass and 81 tons of paper.”
The award is named after the retired president and CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital, Melvin Creeley, who chaired OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council from its inception in 2001 and 2010. As an ENERGY STAR partner, OHA is also working to protect the environment. OHA’s Team Green is collecting electronics such as computers, CDs, radios and other electronic devices to be recycled. OHA recently received the Ohio Alliance for the Environment Award from the Environmental Education Council of Ohio, which honors a business or industry that is dedicated to fostering a climate of cooperation for resolving environmental issues. And in an initiative begun last year, the OHA Energy Program is assisting hospitals to become more energy efficient.