25 most environmentally friendly hospitals, ranked by Practice Greenhealth

Twenty five hospitals were honored by Practice Greenhealth for their environmental sustainability efforts this year.

Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit sustainable healthcare networking organization. Winners of its annual Environmental Excellence Award are hospital applicants that have the highest scores on the Greenhealth Partner for Change application.

Here are the 25 hospitals that achieved Practice Greenhealth's Environmental Excellence Award, listed alphabetically:

1. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Lincoln, Ill.)
2. Boston Medical Center
3. Caribbean Healthcare System (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
4. Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (Fort Hoods, Texas)
5. Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center (Milwaukee)
6. Cleveland Clinic
7. Erie (Pa.) VA Medical Center
8. Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center
9. Harborview Medical Center (Seattle)
10. Hudson (Wis.) Hospital
11. Iowa City (Iowa) VA Medical Center
12. James E. VanZandt VA Medical Center (Altoona, Pa.)
13. Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune City, N.J.)
14. Lakeview Hospital (Stillwater, Minn.)
15. Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (New York City)
16. Minneapolis VA Health Care System
17. Overlook Medical Center (Summit, N.J.)
18. Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital (St. Louis Park, Minn.)
19. Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center (Charleston, S.C.)
20. Regions Hospital (St. Paul, Minn.)
21. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles)
22. Seattle Children's
23. St. Cloud (Minn.) VA Healthcare System
24. Stony Brook (N.Y.) University Hospital
25. The University of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington)

Editor's note: This article was updated June 24 at 2:10 p.m. CDT.

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