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Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano Earns Clean Zone Certification for Recycling and Go Green Efforts
11/29/2011

PLANO, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is the first hospital in Collin County to earn Clean Zone certification for its recycling and Go Green efforts.

Environmental Services employees
Environmental Services employees (from left) Edwin Ortiz, Maria Luis, EVS Director Richard Murdock, Rebecca Escamilla and EVS Manager Saul Rodriguez.

For more than a year, the hospital’s Environmental Services department has worked to implement environmentally friendly cleaning practices, such as using microfiber mops and an eco-friendly carpet cleaning machine. Both are designed to clean without using harsh chemicals that may harm the environment.

“We’re always looking for ways to create a healthier work environment,” said Richard Murdock, director of Texas Health Plano’s Environmental Services. “We are proud to provide our patients and their visitors the comfort of knowing they are being cared for in a clean and safe environment. Earning the Clean Zone certification validates our efforts.”

Texas Health Plano also has a Go Green committee that works to raise awareness about recycling and other green initiatives. The group recently held a recycling day that collected four carts of old electronics.

“As a nonprofit, we work diligently to be good stewards of the community’s resources, including our environment,” said Dr. Jeffrey Canose, FACHE, Texas Health Plano president. “Our green initiatives are one more way that we work with the community to provide a healthier environment for all. I am especially proud that much of the genesis of these eco-friendly efforts was from our employees wanting to make a difference in their community.”

The certification as created by JanPak, a national cleaning and equipment supplier.

About Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano is a 368-bed acute care hospital and recognized clinical program leader, providing technologically advanced care to Plano and surrounding areas since 1991. The hospital’s services include orthopedics, cardiovascular services, oncology, pediatrics and women’s services. An affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, Texas Health Plano has more than 1,600 employees and 1,200 physicians on the medical staff. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL or visit TexasHealth.org/Plano.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. The health system includes 24 acute care and short-stay hospitals that are owned, operated, joint-ventured or affiliated with Texas Health Resources. It includes the Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial and Texas Health Harris Methodist hospitals, a large physician group, outpatient facilities, and home health, preventive and fitness services, and an organization for medical research and education.

For more information about Texas Health Resources, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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