This commitment to stewardship is the basis for our efforts to address environmental stewardship at St. Patrick Hospital. Hospitals are polluting through intense energy consumption, high volumes of waste, and use of chemicals of concern in products and processes. At St. Patrick Hospital, we address each of these through our award winning program “Green 4 Good”.
The first recycling project at St. Patrick Hospital was in 1992. Since then, many steps have been taken to conserve energy and water, to reduce waste and treat hazardous waste properly, and to reduce exposures to chemicals for patients, staff, and the community. In addition, the Green 4 Good (G4G) Champions provide educational and fun opportunities each month to increase staff awareness and invite staff to participate. St. Pat’s staff work with the city of Missoula, the City-County Health Department, the University of Montana and Montana State University as well as numerous non-profit organizations in Missoula to provide education and information particularly about health and environmental issues.
Our long-term commitment to environmental stewardship is part of how we do business, insuring that we will continue to give the excellent patient care that we value with the least environmental impact possible.