Ridgeview named one of the 50 “greenest” health care organizations in the country

Waconia, Minn. (Sept. 16, 2013)—Ridgeview Medical Center was recently named one of the 50 “greenest” health care organizations in the nation by Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading magazine for the hospital and health system industry. According to Becker’s, those on the list “lead by example through mass-scale and local carbon-cutting efforts, and they also demonstrate how environmental sustainability is everyone's responsibility.”

For the past seven years, Ridgeview has been named to Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Leadership Circle—an accomplishment no other hospital in Minnesota has attained. A pioneer in the health care environmental field, Ridgeview adopted a sustainability pledge in 2001 to improve public health.

Pollution prevention has been at the heart of Ridgeview’s goals, as it won a Governor’s Award in 2003 for regulating red bag waste, concentrating cleaners and applying other pollution prevention strategies to improve the safety and health of its community. Ridgeview also improved its water efficiency by 21 percent over the past several years through water flow control devices and other water conservation practices.

About Ridgeview Medical Center
Ridgeview is an independent, regional health care network serving the west-metro area. Its award-winning network includes the Waconia-based acute care hospital, numerous primary and specialty care clinics, emergency services, specialty programs and Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. For more information about Ridgeview Medical Center and its clinics, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org.