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Coral Gables Hospital Receives Environmental Excellence Award

Jan 30, 2020

group holding award

Left to right: David Araya, Director of Business Development; Henry Capote, Chief Financial Officer; Jessica Miller, Assistant Chief Nursing Officer; Cristina Jimenez, Chief Operating Officer; David O'Brien, Chief Nursing Officer; Patrick Downes, Chief Executive Officer.

Miami, FL (July 16, 2015) – Coral Gables Hospital is proud to achieve the “Greenhealth Partner for Change Award” from Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit organization that serves as the source for environmental solutions in the healthcare sector. This award recognizes Coral Gable Hospital’s superior performance in environmental sustainability.

“Coral Gables Hospital strives to set a positive example as an environmentally friendly hospital,” said Cristina Jimenez, chief operating officer of Coral Gables Hospital. “It is a priority of ours to implement sustainable practices that will ultimately benefit our patients, staff and the community.”

Coral Gables Hospital received the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award for continually making environmental improvements and upholding green standards. The hospital participates in an integrated solid waste recycling program with Stericycle, which allows employees to recycle batteries, cardboard, paper, plastic, aluminum, steel cans, computers, electronics and fluorescent lamps. By contributing to this recycling program, the hospital reduces the amount of solid waste it generates. Coral Gables Hospital also takes part in a reusable pharmaceutical waste container program, which effectively reduces the amount of cardboard and plastic materials the hospital receives each day.

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