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Colorado Biz Magazine Names Good Samaritan Medical Center on Green Colorado 2014 List

July 01, 2014

Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center is an acute care, 234-bed hospital that opened in 2004. In 2011 the hospital achieved the Silver leader level in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Environmental Leadership Program, and in 2013 became a Gold leader.

Among the hospital’s accomplishments was it increased its landfill diversion rate from 21 percent in 2012 to 25 percent in 2013. The facility recycles everything from cardboard and batteries to computers and X-ray film. Exempla Good Samaritan also reduced energy consumption by 8 percent, by using room occupancy sensors, energy efficient lights and ballasts, and other practices.

The hospital uses xeriscaping, and reduced water use for irrigation by 15 percent. It’s also an Energy Star partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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