Environmental Stewardship

Providence Environmental Stewardship Report

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1993 2010 Portland, OR administrative offices receive LEED Gold certification Reusable sharps container program keeps 191.4 tons of plastic out of the landfill annually 2020 2007 Environmental Stewardship Milestones 1989 Medical supply recovery program in Olympia, WA diverts excess supplies from landfills Metro passes & commuter benefits reduce single occupancy vehicle use by nearly 20% among caregivers in Portland, OR 1992 First ground source cooling system installed at St. Patrick Hospital (MT) First Green Team established at St. Patrick Hospital (MT) Providence establishes environmentally preferable purchasing policy 26 facilities run fully or partially on renewable electricity Providence named Climate Champion by Health Care without Harm Swedish Issaquah becomes carbon neutral for energy Every acute care facility in CA conducts water reduction assessment and builds action plans 2021 First engagement with Healthcare Without Harm 2003 Providence helps test and launch the US EPA benchmarking capability for hospitals 2004 Providence earns Energy Star for leadership in energy efficiency St. Peter Hospital (WA) reduces water use by 50% 2006 Newberg Medical Center (OR) becomes first hospital in the country to receive LEED Gold Standard Providence establishes first environmental stewardship council in WA and MT Providence named EPA Energy Star Partner of the Year for sustained excellence Newberg Medical Center (OR) becomes first Providence hospital to install solar panels on rooftop 2009 2013 Swedish Issaquah named the most energy-efficient hospital in the U.S. 2016 Initiative to reduce anesthesia-related greenhouse gas emissions launches in Portland, OR Providence pledges to become carbon negative by 2030 & launches WE ACT framework Providence Centralia installs the largest solar array on a hospital in WA 2000 Swedish First Hill partners with Creative Energy to establish energy district 2018 Partnership with Schneider Electric and the Resource Advisor database Development of the Providence Recycling Center 13

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