St. Rita’s recognized for sustainability efforts

LIMA — Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center was recently recognized as a Greenhealth Partner for Change for environmental sustainability by Practice Greenhealth, a sustainability member organization for hospital networks like Bon Secours-Mercy Health.

To improve sustainability, the health system has installed electric vehicle charging systems on campus and invested in energy efficient windows and a fully insulated roof during its latest renovation to the medical center.

St. Rita’s also earned an EnergyStar award for a fourth consecutive year in 2021, during which the medical center was found to be 79% more energy efficient than similar structures nationwide, according to a press release announcing the awards.