Riverdale, NY, May 26, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Schervier Nursing Care Center was awarded the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. The Award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector.
The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling, and source reduction programs. At a minimum, facilities applying for this award must be recycling 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are well along the way to mercury elimination, and have developed other successful pollution prevention programs in many different areas.
“As a Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change Award winner, Schervier Nursing Care Center is committed to improving the health of our residents, staff, and community as a whole,” said Dominic D’Ambrosio, administrator of Schervier Nursing Care Center.” We take pride in our sustainability efforts to lessen our impact on the environment and look forward to working with Practice Greenhealth to continue this work across the country.”
The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards were presented May 19 in Dallas, Texas at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, the premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability.
About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.
About Bon Secours New York Health System
Bon Secours New York Health System (BSNY) is a not-for-profit, Catholic healthcare system committed to providing a range of compassionate health care services in the New York Metro area. BSNY is comprised of Schervier Nursing Care Center, a 364-bed long-term nursing facility providing skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services, palliative care, and care in a secure environment for those with Alzheimer’s and other cognitive impairments. In addition, short-term rehabilitation and cardio-pulmonary rehabilitation programs provide services for those recovering from illness and injury and returning to their home and community. The Schervier Apartments offer 154 units of federally-subsidized housing for independent living to seniors and heads of household with disabilities. BSNY Healthy Communities is sponsored by the mission fund of Bon Secours Health System and is committed to creating communities of health, hope and well-being. For more information, visit scherviercares.org or its Facebook page for frequent updates at facebook.com/SchervierNursingCareCenter.
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Diana Stager Bon Secours Health System 410-442-5511 Diana_Stager@bshsi.org
Source: Bon Secours