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The Finley Hospital recognized for environmentalism

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Officials with The Finley Hospital in Dubuque say the facility is being honored with a 2011 "Partner for Change, with Distinction" award from Practice Greenhealth.  The award is one of the organization's seven Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in health care sector.

Finley says it's one of ten Dubuque businesses participating in the Petal Project, which consists of waste reduction, energy conservation, pollution prevention, staff education, and water conservation.

The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards in eight categories were presented in Phoenix, AZ in conjunction with CleanMed 2011, a global conference for environmental leaders in health care.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment. Practice Greenhealth is a source of environmental solutions for the health care sector. For more information on Practice Greenhealth, visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.

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