Recognized for embracing initiatives to reduce the environmental footprint in our communities, Advocate Christ Medical Center has been named one of the 60 greenest hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review.
“Advocate Health Care is nationally recognized for its environmental leadership, and Advocate Christ is proud to continue that tradition,” said Richard Heim, president of Advocate Christ Medical Center. “This recognition would not be possible without the remarkable physicians, nurses and associates who work every day to provide the best care and environment for patients.
Advocate Christ Medical Center has continued its commitment to sustainability efforts through completion of the East Tower, an OPP LEED Gold certified green building with water and energy efficiencies, and through the surgical device reprocessing program, which donates medical supplies to both Animal Welfare League and Project CURE.
Demonstrating the depth and breadth of sustainable practices throughout the health system, six Advocate hospitals were named to the list. In addition to Advocate Christ, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove; Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Barrington; Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago; Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge; and Advocate Trinity Hospital in Chicago were awarded the honor.
Advocate Health Care also received the Practice Greenhealth System for Change Award in 2017, the ninth consecutive year the system has been recognized for achieving environmental solutions in the health care sector and creating better, safer, greener workplaces and communities.
To compile the list, the Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team considered nominations and conducted editorial research, looking at awards won from Practice Greenhealth, the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Advocate Christ Medical Center is part of Advocate Health Care, which is one of the nation’s leading health care networks. A not-for-profit, 749-bed, premier teaching institution with more than 1,400 affiliated physicians, Christ Medical Center is a leader in health care and one of the major referral hospitals in the Midwest in a number of specialties, including cardiovascular services, heart, kidney and lung transplantation, neurosciences, oncology, orthopedics and women’s health. The hospital also has one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in Illinois providing emergency care for more than 100,000 patient visits annually and is a leader in breakthrough technologies, including eICU® (electronic intensive care unit) monitoring, robotic da Vinci Surgery System® and CyberKnife® Radiosurgery. U.S. News & World Report has ranked the medical center among the nation’s leading providers for cardiology & heart surgery and diabetes & endocrinology and rated it overall as being among the top four hospitals in Illinois. The hospital is also recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Magnet Center. Magnet status represents the highest honor in the nursing profession.