Environmental Sustainability at Asante
Our community is increasingly concerned about preserving our natural resources and so is Asante. Our goal is to pursue recycling and energy saving policies to the fullest extent whenever possible – from grassroots employee efforts to large-scale construction projects, we are doing our best to treat our environment with respect:
- The expansion of our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is certified as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) project by the US Green Building Council. LEED-certified construction projects use materials and finishes with more natural or recycled fibers and more energy-efficient ventilation systems.
- Our "Go Green" Committee, comprised of Asante employees, initiates and reports on eco-friendly projects throughout our health care system.
- We provide carpooling services and incentives to our employees.
- Our environmental services departments use "Green" certified cleaning products, wherever possible.
- Asante is moving towards a paper-free environment; through the change to paperless medical records, eNewsletters, and enhanced usage of Information Systems.
- We are developing an all-new facility plan to become LEED certified to significantly lower use of water and energy.
- We are also reducing plastic and paper use in food service.