September 23rd, 2022 • Autumn Sypus & Kent Waddington

The 2021 Green Health Care Awards were announced Wednesday September 21st and Thursday September 22nd respectively, at virtual award presentations held by the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. The awards, made possible with support from Ontario’s Save on Energy initiative, honour Canada’s most sustainable health care organisations.

Recognition through the Green Health Care Awards is predicated upon the results of a completed Green Hospital Scorecard (GHS) survey, a comprehensive ‘Made in Canada’ health care benchmarking tool that measures hospitals’ performance in a number of crucial categories.

This year’s awards honoured the top performing Canadian hospitals in Energy and Energy Behaviour as well as Water, Waste, Leadership and Pollution Prevention categories. The hospitals with the best overall scores in their respective peer groups receive the Green Hospital of the Year Award. This year’s winners:

Green Hospital of the Year

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre (Barrie ON) – Community

Hamilton Health Sciences – Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre (Hamilton ON) – Academic

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto ON)– Non-Acute

Four Counties Health Services (Newbury ON) – Small

Water

Markham Stouffville Hospital (Markham ON) – Community

The Ottawa Hospital – General Hospital (Ottawa ON) – Academic

Provincial Health Services Authority – Sunny Hill Health Centre (Vancouver BC) – Non-Acute

Four Counties Health Services (Newbury ON) – Small

Waste

Ross Memorial Hospital (Lindsay ON) – Community

Trillium Health Partners – Queensway Health Centre (Toronto ON) – Academic

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto ON) – Non-Acute

Kemptville District Hospital (Kemptville ON) - Small

Leadership

Peterborough Regional Health Centre (Peterborough ON) - Community

University Health Network (Toronto ON) – Academic

Sinai Health – Mount Sinai Hospital (Toronto ON) – Academic

Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg (Winnipeg MB)– Academic

Unity Health Toronto (Toronto ON) – Academic

Trillium Health Partners (Toronto ON) – Academic

Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto ON) – Academic

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre (Toronto ON) – Academic

London Health Sciences Centre – University Hospital (London ON) – Academic

Rockyview General Hospital (Calgary AB) – Academic

Sinai Health – Hennick Bridgepoint Hospital (Toronto ON) – Non-Acute

West Park Healthcare Centre (Toronto ON) – Non-Acute

Kemptville District Hospital (Kemptville ON) - Small

Pollution Prevention

Northumberland Hills Hospital (Cobourg ON) – Community

Markham Stouffville Hospital (Markham ON) – Community

Unity Health Toronto - St. Michael’s Hospital (Toronto ON) – Academic

Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto ON) – Academic

Unity Health Toronto - St. Joseph’s Health Centre (Toronto ON) – Academic

Unity Health Toronto - Providence Healthcare (Toronto ON) – Academic

West Park Healthcare Centre (Toronto ON) – Non-Acute

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Toronto ON) – Non-Acute

Kemptville District Hospital (Kemptville ON) - Small

Energy Ontario

Northumberland Hills Hospital (Cobourg ON) – Community

Unity Health Toronto – Providence Healthcare (Toronto ON) – Academic

St. Joseph’s Health Care – Parkwood Institute Mental Health Care Building (London ON) – Non-Acute

Four Counties Health Services (Newbury ON) – Small

Energy Canada-Wide

Fraser Health Authority – Langley Memorial Hospital (Langley BC)– Community

Providence Health Care – St. Paul’s Hospital (Vancouver BC) – Academic

Energy Behaviour

St. Joseph’s Health Care London (London ON)

Originally developed by the Ontario Hospital Association (OHA) nine years ago in conjunction with an advisory committee of hospital staff and staff from the Coalition, the GHS is the only comprehensive environmental benchmarking tool in Canada specific to health care. In 2016, the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care became custodian of the Green Hospital Scorecard Awards program, continuing to make the program available to Ontario hospitals, and subsequently expanding the program to hospitals across Canada. In the near future, the Coalition will introduce a new scorecard dedicated to Canada’s long-term care and retirement homes.

The GHS provides a vehicle for standardized, sector-specific environmental benchmarking and to connect hospitals with environmental information that will assist them in making decisions to achieve environmental and economic benefits such as reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy and water efficiency and increased climate change resiliency.

Visit https://greenhealthcare.ca/ghs/ to learn more about the GHS.

Contact autumn@greenhealthcare.ca for any questions regarding the Green Hospital Scorecard and the Green Health Care Awards.