The award recognizes Hallmark Health’s comprehensive programs and investments to reduce waste and decrease energy consumption. Hallmark Health has devoted significant resources in improvements and programs in the areas. They include numerous energy reduction initiatives throughout the system, infrastructure improvements, more efficient waste disposal, new linen and recycling programs and ongoing staff education to create a “greener” healthcare system.

“We are honored to have been selected for this recognition by this national organization,” said Michael V. Sack, president and chief executive officer of Hallmark Health. “We think of ourselves as leaders, but it’s more meaningful when your colleagues look at you the same way.”

VHA Inc. is a national network of not-for-profit healthcare organizations that work together to drive maximum savings, set new levels of clinical performance and best practices to improve operational efficiency and clinical outcomes. The award will be presented at a national conference in San Diego this month.

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.


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