Providence Alaska Medical Center receives award for sustainability, waste reduction

April 24, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – In recognition for achievements in sustainability and waste reduction, Providence Alaska Medical Center has received the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. 

The award is one of the Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor environmental achievements in the health care sector. 

“This award is a result of our work to be good stewards of our resources and do our part to limit waste and minimize our environmental impact,” said Richard Mandsager, M.D., chief executive at Providence Alaska Medical Center. “Through our recycling program, use of a well-water cooling system, protection of green spaces and other efforts we hope to continue to this commitment.” 

The award is given to health care facilities that are changing their practices to become more sustainable and have achieved progress in areas such as waste reduction, renewable energy adoption, food purchasing and mercury elimination. They also must have a recycling rate of at least 10 percent for their entire waste stream. 


About Providence Alaska Medical Center
Providence Alaska Medical Center, a nationally recognized trauma center, is part of Providence Health & Services, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information about PAMC, visit

About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community dedicated to transforming health care worldwide so that it reduces its environmental footprint, becomes a community anchor for sustainability and a leader in the global movement for environmental health and justice. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit