April 21, 2017
The Ohio Hospital Association today named TriHealth’s Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital winners of the 2017 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award.
Named after OHA Hall of Fame Inductee, Melvin Creeley, former 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.
“TriHealth continually strives to be good Stewards of our Resources through sustainability endeavors that contribute to both healthy people and a healthy planet,” said Katie Schneider, TriHealth Sustainability Consultant. “Every action makes a positive impact, no matter how big or small. We hope that through leading by example we are inspiring our community to take sustainability seriously as well and join in the efforts for our future generations.”
Bethesda North and Good Samaritan were the only hospitals in Cincinnati to win the award and were joined by seven other hospitals in the state. They were also two of three finalists for the John Chapman Award, which 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. The award will be presented at OHA’s Annual Meeting June 13 in Columbus.
This is the seventh time Bethesda North Hospital has won the Creeley award and the sixth time for Good Samaritan Hospital.