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Sioux Falls VA Receives National Award for Achievements in Sustainability

Jun 06, 2018 10:34AM ● By Alyssa McGinnis

In recognition of successful programs to reduce its environmental impact, the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System recently received the Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector.

The Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon programs to eliminate mercury, reduce and recycle waste, source products sustainably, and more. Winning facilities must demonstrate that they are recycling at least 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are on track to eliminate mercury, and have developed successful sustainability programs in many areas.

“As health care providers, sustainability is central to protecting the health of our Veteran patients, We take pride in the positive impacts our health care system has on the environment,” said Sara Ackert, Associate Director.