Mount Carmel Honored with Environmental Award on Earth Day

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Mount Carmel Honored with Environmental Award on Earth Day
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System Receives OHA Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award

Columbus – The Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) selected Mount Carmel Health System as one of 12 Ohio recipients of the Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award. The award was announced on Earth Day. This is the second straight year Mount Carmel has won the award.

“Mount Carmel’s mission is to improve the health of our communities and to steward the resources entrusted to us. Those resources include our environment, so we are excited that the hard work of our associates, physicians and volunteers has been recognized by the Ohio Hospital Association,” said Christine Browning, Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Mount Carmel.

Named after Mel Creeley, retired CEO from East Liverpool City Hospital and past chair of OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council, the award recognizes hospitals for promoting sound practices through environmental stewardship. One of the recipients will be named the winner of OHA’s John Chapman Award, which will be announced at OHA’s 2013 Annual Meeting in June.

The John Chapman Award recognizes a hospital or health system that demonstrates excellence in initiating or supporting pollution prevention programs. The award is named after John Chapman or “Johnny Appleseed,” who planted thousands of apple trees across the Midwest during the 19th century.