Environmental Sustainability

Our commitment to building a healthier future for all also means taking care of the environment. We set the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare.

The four areas of environmental commitment we focus on include:

  • Pollution Prevention
  • Energy Conservation
  • Green Building Design
  • Sustainable Food sourcing

We make sustainable, green practices a priority. Strong advocacy at the top and awareness on the frontline have helped us successfully reduce our environmental footprint.  

We’ve introduced responsible ways to conserve energy as well as reduce, reuse and recycle materials with help from:

  • The Baldrige criteria
  • Lean processes
  • Evidence-based design 
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) design has also been important to us, resulting in Bronson Methodist Hospital’s:
  • Exceptional healing environment in 2000
  • Redevelopment of our North Pavilion 2007 
  • Kalamazoo's first LEED-certified healthcare facility 
A strong proponent of sustainable food sourcing, we became the first hospital (Bronson Methodist Hospital) in Michigan to sign the Healthy Food in Health Care Pledge (2008) and to implement a Styrofoam recycling program (2008).

Learn more about our journey.




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