In recognition of its achievement and innovation in healthcare sustainability, Aspirus Wausau Hospital is recipient of the Partner Recognition Award from Practice Greenhealth, an organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in healthcare.

The award recognizes facilities that have a commitment to environmental improvements and have achieved progress in several areas of the organization such as waste reduction, renewable energy adoption, food purchasing and mercury elimination.

They must also have a recycling rate of at least 10 percent for their entire waste stream.

Aspirus Wausau was recognized for having a baseline of 23 percent recycling rate and for having 39 percent of its operating rooms already implemented with HVAC setbacks, which is an energy-saving strategy when an operating room is not in use.

The award will be formally presented at the Environmental Excellence Awards Gala May 9 in Nashville.