Janesville's Mercy Health System gets awards

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Steve Benton
Friday, May 23, 2008
— Janesville's Mercy Health System is getting recognition for saving money and reducing their impact on the environment.

System Vice President Dave Kurtz says over the last several years they've implemented a number of programs to reduce waste, including one that affects patients. He says food can be ordered through a computer program, which reduces waste.

Kurtz says they're using about 342,000 gallons less water in their new cooling system, and they're also saving money with a better lighting system.

Kurtz says this ongoing program is paying off and getting them some recognition in the industry. They've received the "Partners for Chance Award" and are now included in the "Environmental Leadership Circle." The awards are handed out by Practice Greenhealth and Hospitals for a Healthy Environment.

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