Based on organization environmental data collected by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) this summer, Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre qualified as a Silver hospital in the Green Hospital Scorecard.
The Green Hospital Scorecard is a tool for hospitals to benchmark their environmental performance against their Ontario peers.
“Hotel Dieu Shaver participation with the Green Hospital Scorecard is an integral piece in promoting environmental awareness within our hospital and the Niagara community," explains Jane Rufrano, CEO of Hotel Dieu Shaver Health and Rehabilitation Centre. “The Green Hospital Scorecard gives the hospital a benchmark to improve our corporate commitment to reduce our environmental impact."
The intention of participation in the Scorecard is to report with trending data how attention to environmental performance is making a difference in Ontario's hospitals. In 2013-2014, Hotel Dieu Shaver focused on decreasing overall hospital waste and increasing recycling.
“Leadership at Hotel Dieu Shaver is committed to improving green initiatives at the hospital," continues Rufrano. “By reducing environmental impacts and becoming more energy efficient, Hotel Dieu Shaver has elevating its' standing from Bronze to Silver in only one year."