Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 56.19
Liaison Lissette Hernandez
Submission Date May 13, 2016
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

Florida International University
EN-16: Hospital Network

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alexandra Dutton
Program Manager
Office of University Sustainability
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Is the institution a member of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network?:

Is the institution a member of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative?:

Is the institution a member of Practice Greenhealth?:

A brief description of the hospital’s sustainability initiatives:

Baptist Health Systems:

Here is summary of eco-friendly initiatives launched over the last year:

-PC monitors. An energy-saving feature powers down computer monitors on more than 8,000 desktops throughout the organization after 30 minutes of inactivity. The measure will yield about $150,000 in annual energy savings.
-Waste management and recycling programs. Baptist Health recycles more than 20 tons of solid waste per month through a pilot program that is being rolled out throughout the organization.
-Paperless purchases. Baptist Health is eliminating catalogues and other paper materials from many purchasing processes.
-Recycled printing supplies. The organization uses recycled materials for printing.
-Educational and training events. Baptist Health provides sustainability training, Earth Day fairs and other educational opportunities to employees.
-Community outreach. Using print, television and online media, Baptist Health shares green initiatives with the public.
-Community events include Hands on Miami Day, on which Baptist Health employees landscaped, painted and refurbished the Florida Baptist Children’ Home, a residence for abused and neglected children in Miami.


Cleveland Clinic:


Our program focuses on:

-Our Buildings: We are committed to designing and building safe, green buildings using evidence-based design and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED ) system to deliver healthier environments in which to work and heal.
-Our Operations: In connection with creating a healthier-built environment, we strive to design and implement operational processes that reduce waste and chemical use, and promote improved stewardship of our natural resources.
-Better Buying: We are committed to selecting non-hazardous alternatives to conventional products, to seeking out ways to stop waste at its source, and to engaging caregivers in using products more efficiently.
-Our Involvement: We are committed to educating and engaging our workforce and visitors to help our region’s communities become “Green Cities on a Blue Lake.” We seek to pioneer sustainable healthcare on a national scale by leveraging Cleveland Clinic’s standing and expertise.
-Among other affiliations, Cleveland Clinic is an ENERGY STAR Partner, a member of Practice Greenhealth and the U.S. Green Building Council, and an active participant in Sustainable Cleveland 2019.


Broward Health – Medical Center, Broward Health Coral Springs, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health North, Broward Health Weston:


Some of Broward Health's system-wide green initiatives include:
-Reprocessing of single-use devices
-Recycling (paper, plastics, glass, aluminum, lamps, cardboard, etc.)
-E-waste (hard drives, batteries)
-Food waste (solid waste converted to liquid)
-Green office supplies
-Green cleaning supplies and systems
-OR waste reduction (med/surg kits and packs)
-Recovery of solvents (formalin, alcohol, xylene)
-IS green initiatives
-Converted to 100% green paper towels and tissue products

The website URL where information about the hospital’s sustainability initiatives is available:
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