greening at Bon Secours St. Petersburg
In the winter of 2010 Bon Secours St. Petersburg Health System was awarded the Partner for Change award from Practice Greenhealth – the leading organization working to decrease the environmental degradation caused by the healthcare industry.
We were recognized for our efforts in increasing recycling and reducing the disposal of Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) as a percentage of total waste. At Bon Secours St. Petersburg, we have begun the process of replacing toxic cleaning agents with effective yet less environmentally harmful products. Lastly, we have invited caregivers at all levels to enter into a covenant to reduce consumption and reuse items wherever and whenever possible within the limits of appropriate healthcare operations. At Bon Secours St. Petersburg, we are providing Good Help to the environment.
Bon Secours St. Petersburg will be a collection site for materials needed for oil spill rescue efforts for the Suncoast Seabird Sanctuary. In addition, caregivers from Bon Secours will volunteer as needed should the Bay area be directly affected by the spill.