Portland Business Journal

Legacy Health has earned notice for adding sustainable business tenets to its roster of medical services.

Portland-based Legacy captured the 2015 “Greenhealth Partner for Change” Award given by Practice Greenhealth, a national organization that “supports the health care sector to create better, safer, greener workplaces and communities.”

Legacy earned notice for improving and expanding on its waste reduction systems, as well as boosting recycling rates and source reduction programs.

It also added more healthy items to its cafeterias’ menus.

Legacy also:

  • Offers sustainability content in all new employee orientation sessions.
  • Has a comprehensive energy efficiency program.
  • Achieved a 25.67 percent systemwide average recycling rate.

“Legacy Health is committed to improving the health of our patients, staff, and community as a whole,” said Milrose Mercado, vice president of Legacy Health’s supply chain, in a release.

“We take pride in our sustainability efforts to lessen our impact on the environment and look forward to working with Practice Greenhealth to continue this work across the country.”

Pat Lydon, the company’s sustainability program manager, accepted the awards at a May 19 event in Dallas.