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Florida Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Quick Links

H2E - Florida Pollution Prevention Program &

Hazardous Waste Management

On June 24, 1998, the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) signed a landmark agreement to advance pollution prevention efforts in our nation's health care facilities. From this agreement came Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), a voluntary program for facilities committed to reducing the impact of their operations on the environment. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and H2E are working together to expand on the nationwide initiative to include hospitals and other health care facilities in Florida.

We encourage you to become a partner of Hospitals for a Healthy Environment. By pledging to become a partner, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) will provide you the best resources available, including hands on technical assistance and guidance at no cost.


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Collaborative Effort

The P2 Program and the Department’s Hazardous Waste Management Section have partnered to help Florida’s hospitals reach the goals developed by the Hospitals for a Healthy Environment initiative.


H2E Goals

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  • Virtually eliminating mercury-containing waste from health care facilities' waste streams by 2005
  • Reducing the overall volume of waste (both regulated and non-regulated waste) by 33 percent by 2005 and by 50 percent by 2010
  • Identifying hazardous substances for pollution prevention and waste reduction opportunities, including hazardous chemicals and persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic pollutants

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(Current as of March 31, 2006)
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Aventura Hospital and Medical Center
Aventura, Florida
Baptist Health System
Jacksonville, Florida
Blake Medical Center
Bradenton, Florida
Brandon Hospital
Brandon, Florida
Cape Canaveral Hospital
Cocoa Beach, Florida
Cape Coral Hospital
Cape Coral, Florida
Capital Regional Medical Center
Tallahassee, Florida
Cedars Medical Center
Miami, Florida
Central Florida Regional Hospital
Sanford, Florida
Columbia Hospital
West Palm Beach, Florida
Community Hospital of New Port Richey
New Port Richey, Florida
Coral Springs Medical Center
Coral Springs, Florida
Edward White Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida
Englewood Community Hospital, Inc.
Englewood, Florida
Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Port Charlotte, Florida
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Gulf Coast Hospital
Fort Myers, Florida
Gulf Coast Medical Center
Panama City, Florida
Health Park Medical Center
Fort Myers, Florida
Holmes Regional Medical Center
Melbourne, Florida
Homestead Hospital
Homestead, Florida
Imperial Point Medical Center
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
JFK Medical Center
Atlantis, Florida
Kendall Regional Medical Center
Miami, Florida
Lake City Medical Center
Lake City, Florida
Largo Medical Center
Largo, Florida
Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Ft Pierce, Florida
Lee Memorial Hospital
Fort Myers, Florida
Medical Center of Port St Lucie
Port St Lucie, Florida
Memorial Hospital Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
NCH Healthcare System
Naples, Florida
North Broward Hospital District
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
North Broward Medical Center
Pompano Beach, Florida
North Florida Regional Medical Center
Gainesville, Florida
Northside Hospital & Heart Institute
St Petersburg, Florida
Northwest Medical Center
Margate, Florida
Oak Hill Hospitals
Springhill, Florida
Ocala Regional/ West Marion Community Hospital
Ocala, Florida
Orange Park Medical Center
Orange Park, Florida
Osceola Regional Medical Center
Kissimmee, Florida
Palm Bay Community Hospital
Palm Bay, Florida
Palms West Hospital
Loxahatchee, Florida
Plantation General Hospital
Plantation, Florida
Raulerson Hospital
Okeechobee, Florida
Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
Hudson, Florida
Sarasota Doctor's Hospital
Sarasota, Florida
Shands at Lake Shore, Inc
Lake City, Florida
Shands Jacksonville
Jacksonville, Florida
South Bay Hospital
Sun City Center, Florida
Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center
Fort Myers, Florida
St. Petersburg General Hospital
St. Petersburg, Florida
Sun Coast Hospital
Largo, Florida
Thagard Student Health Center
Tallahassee, Florida
Twin Cities Hospital
Niceville, Florida
University Hospital and Medical Center
Tamarac, Florida
Veterans Administration - Bay Pines, Florida
Bay Pines, Florida
Veterans Administration - James A. Haley VA Medical Center
Tampa, Florida
Veterans Administration - West Palm Beach
West Palm Beach, Florida
West Florida Hospital
Pensacola, Florida
Westside Regional Medical Center
Plantation, Florida
Miami VA Health Care System
Miami, Florida
NF/SG Veterans Health System
Lake City, Florida
NF/SG Veterans Health System
Gainesville, Florida
Sarasota Memorial Health Care System
Sarasota, Florida

 


Florida H2E Program Contact Information

Laurie Tenace       Hazardous Waste Management
Aprilia Graves       Pollution Prevention Program

County Solid Waste, Recycling, Hazardous Waste and Pollution Prevention Contacts

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Learn More About How Other Facilities Have Benefited

Success Stories

Important Links

Hospitals for a Healthy Environment
http://www.h2e-online.org

Healthcare Without Harm
http://www.noharm.org

Environmental Self-Assessment Checklist for Health Care Facilities
http://www.dec.ny.gov/docs/permits_ej_operations_pdf/esahcf.pdf

Sustainable Hospitals project from the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production
http://www.sustainablehospitals.org

Great Lakes – mercury specific 
http://www.epa.gov/seahome/mercury_disclaim.html

Information gathered from a survey of 50 hospitals generated information about waste treatment and reduction, and toxics reduction, including mercury and PVC.
http://www.ewg.org/pub/home/reports/greening/greenpr.html

An informative guide to “green” cleaning and maintenance practices which provide efficient, productive and healthy operation of commercial buildings in Florida.
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Notes for Technical Assistance Providers

Last updated: August 01, 2007

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850-245-2100 (phone) / 850-245-2159 (fax) 
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