BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HealthTrust, a Parallon affiliate, was selected for the fifth time as a recipient of a “Champion for Change” award from Practice Greenhealth, a national membership organization for healthcare facilities committed to environmentally responsible operations. The award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the healthcare sector.
J. Michael Jones, FACHE, director of Clinical Education and Sustainability, accepted the 2014 award on behalf of HealthTrust at the annual CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, the premier environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability, held recently in Cleveland.
“Through coordination with Practice Greenhealth and its GPO Work Group, HealthTrust has enhanced its sourcing processes to include focused attention on environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) across our expanding portfolio of contracts and solutions for total cost management,” Jones says.
The Champion for Change Award is reserved for organizational partners supplying healthcare products and services that are considerate of the earth and its resources. The winners of this award have achieved success in greening their own organization and have also assisted others who are committed to improving their environmental performance. Research has demonstrated that such efforts not only result in significant savings, but also will not increase operating costs.
A member of Practice Greenhealth since 2008, HealthTrust has won the award five times and is also a supporting partner of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative—Practice Greenhealth’s national campaign to improve sustainability in the healthcare sector through energy reduction, safer chemicals, environmentally preferable purchasing and waste reduction.
HealthTrust (legally known as HealthTrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust (www.healthtrustpg.com) serves nearly 1,400 acute care facilities, 800 ambulatory surgery centers and members in more than 10,600 other locations, including physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC (www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions.
About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in healthcare that have made a commitment to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.