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VA wins ‘Greenhealth’ award

Yasmin Wood, Industrial Hygienist intern, and Steven Black, Industrial Hygienist.

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Yasmin Wood, Industrial Hygienist intern, and Steven Black, Industrial Hygienist.

The Northern Arizona VA Health Care System has won a “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award.

The Greenhealth Partner for Change Award recognizes health care facilities that continuously improve and expand upon their mercury elimination, waste reduction, recycling and source reduction programs, according to a news release.

At a minimum, facilities applying for this award must be recycling 15 percent of their total waste, have reduced regulated medical waste, are well along the way to mercury elimination, and have developed other successful pollution prevention programs in many different areas.

“Your innovation, initiative, leadership and hard work have earned you this important recognition — and we thank you for being a role model for the health care sector. Practice Greenhealth wants to ensure you get the help you need highlighting your achievements with your staff, associates, and your community,” stated the paperwork that came with the award.