Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.82
Liaison Kimberly Reeves
Submission Date Feb. 20, 2015
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
EN-16: Hospital Network

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Linda Kogan
Office of 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:

Two hospitals within the University of Colorado Health hospitals are enrolled in Healthier Hospitals Initiative: Poudre Valley and Medical Center of the Rockies. Medical Center of the Rockies is also a member of Practice Green health. Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs was recently purchased by the UC Health system and has not yet enrolled in Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

Poudre Valley Hospital has successfully decreased its environmental impact and costs, according to the first Healthier Hospitals Initiative Milestone Report. Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colo., focused on energy use and was able to reduce CO2 emissions by 40,000 pounds, saving the hospital an estimated $13,797 annually.

Medical Center of the Rockies
Medical Center of the Rockies is a 166-bed regional medical center in Loveland, Colorado, with a full spectrum of services. It specializes in heart (Heart Center of the Rockies) and trauma care (Trauma Center of the Rockies). Surgical services include general surgery, cardiothoracic, orthopedic, and neurological trauma and robotic-assisted surgery programs. MCR has two intensive care units, a birthing center and special care nursery, a medical nursing unit, a surgical nursing unit, an inpatient acute rehabilitation unit and full-service radiology and laboratory departments. To help in the patient’s recovery you will find healing gardens, kitchens and lounges for guests and families, spectacular views of Longs Peak, and large private patient rooms with warm décor, windows that open, and a place for loved ones to sleep.
MCR opened in February of 2007 and was the first LEED Gold Certified hospital in Colorado and only the second in the nation. It was designed as a world-class facility that would not only promote health and healing, but also support the environment, enhance staff comfort, and benefit the bottom line through sound product purchases and energy efficiency. As a member of Practice Greenhealth and a participant in the Healthier Hospital’s Initiative, MCR plays an important role in the University of Colorado Health’s quest to become a better environmental steward.
With a 2012 Site EUI of 166 kBtu per square foot and an ENERGY STAR score of 89, MCR is the only hospital in Colorado with a 2013 ENERGY STAR label. Close monitoring of energy and water consumption and implementation of conservation strategies have resulted in steadily decreasing use when normalized on an adjusted patient day basis. Reflecting UCHealth’s vision of “From health care to health,” MCR is transforming the industry and taking positive steps to lower the cost of healthcare.

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

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