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Do Patients Care About Sustainability?

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The short answer to our headline question is a resounding “Yes.” Today’s hospital patients care about sustainability in a big way. They are much like consumers in all categories, three quarters of whom are more likely to buy a product or service if the organization behind it is committed to sustainable practices. It’s no wonder, then, that hospitals are investing in better care for the planet as part of their core mission to provide the best care for patients.

94% of patients say sustainability matters

Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina, Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

Finalists from Grand Rapids, Michigan; Los Angeles and Philadelphia Also Recognized
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CHICAGO, January 15, 2015 – In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina, is the recipient of the 2014 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare. The healthcare system was named a finalist for the award in 2011.

Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, PA. Receives Prestigious Foster G. McGaw Prize

Finalists from Great Neck, N.Y.; Houston and Napa, Calif. Also Recognized
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CHICAGO, January 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, Crozer-Keystone Health System in Delaware County, Pa. is the recipient of the 2013 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare.

Health System in Savannah, Ga. Recognized for Community Service Commitment with Foster G. McGaw Prize

2012 Winner Honored for its Holistic Approach to Healthcare
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After back surgery and an extended stay in the hospital, Savannah, Ga. resident Denet Whitfield found herself out of a job and without a source of income. She couldn't even afford groceries and feared losing her apartment. After reaching out to several government agencies for help, she was eventually referred to St. Joseph's/Candler Health System's St. Mary's Community Center and Health Center, a community outreach initiative dedicated to helping people in the poorest neighborhoods in Chatham County, Ga. improve their quality of life.

St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. Receives Prestigious $100,000 Foster G. Mcgaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service

Finalists from Austin, Texas; Cheyenne, Wyo. and New Haven, Conn. Recognized
Press Release

CHICAGO, January 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In honor of its broad-based efforts to improve the lives of the most vulnerable members of its community, St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System in Savannah, Ga. is the recipient of the 2012 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most esteemed community service honors in healthcare.

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