Falls Church, VA – In recognition of achievements and innovation in health care sustainability, all five Inova hospitals received the Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare. In addition, Inova received the System for Change Award, which recognizes Inova’s ongoing commitment to improving environmental performance and efforts to build sustainability into its operations and culture.
Inova has made great strides in recent years toward reducing its impact on the environment and is committed to doing even more. Examples of Inova’s environmental sustainability accomplishments in 2021 include:
- Recycled or diverted more than 3 million pounds of material from local landfills and waste to energy facilities.
- Continued the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) to help Inova team members access local and sustainable foods. Team members made more than 1,692 orders, contributing to their own wellbeing as well as the wellbeing of the planet.
- Distributed more than 1,000 tree seedlings to team members to help support the expansion of the tree canopy across the region.
The Practice Greenhealth awards recognize health systems, hospital facilities, health sector suppliers and member organizations for their work on waste minimization, green buildings, alternative transportation, sustainable purchasing and more.
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Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 20,000 team members care for patients through more than 2 million visits annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes.
Inova’s five hospitals are consistently recognized by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals and Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades for excellence in healthcare.
Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at www.inova.org.