At Central Florida Regional Hospital we are committed to providing you with the best healthcare available, while striving to make changes that will not only improve our hospital, but also our planet.
Central Florida Regional Hospital’s Green Team has been recognized as a Green Business Member by the Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce. We received the Emerald Level award from the Chamber’s Let’s Think Green Committee at the Chamber Luncheon on November 19.
Photo left to right: John Eagen, Director of Supply Chain and Sustainability Coordinator, Russ Young, CFO and Green Team Chairman Christy Waldron, RN, Short Stay Surgery, accept the 2009 Green Business Member Emerald Award from Pam Czopp, Executive Director, and Charles Davis, Chairman, Greater Sanford Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Let’s Think Green Committee.
The Green Team’s first big project was the launch of single flow recycling. With this system we are now able to recycle:
- Sorted office paper
- Shredded paper
- Phone books
- Steel cans
- Glass Bottles
- Electronic Waste
The Green Team, led by Christy Waldron, RN, recently held “Green Week” to educate all hospital employees on the new recycling program.
Recycling is just one of the many ways we are reducing waste. Employees are encouraged to use reusable products like bringing in their own coffee mug to reduce the use of disposables, to think before printing and unnecessarily using paper, and to turn off lights and equipment in areas which are not being used.
Central Florida Regional Hospital also uses energy efficient, recyclable florescent lighting, recycles batteries, electrical equipment and computers, and saves energy by keeping empty rooms at 78°.
For more information about Central Florida Regional Hospital, call 1-800-445-3392 or visit our website at www.CentralFloridaRegional.com.