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May 18 - 20, 2009

Awards & Scholarships

International Regenerative Health Care Award

Environmental Health Hero Award

Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards

Charlotte Brody Award

Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction Award and Scholarship

Hollie Shaner-McRae Nursing Student Essay Contest

Awards & Scholarships

Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction Award and Scholarship

With the death six years ago of Stephanie C. Davis, healthcare waste reduction and pollution prevention in healthcare lost a great and tireless champion. With the invaluable support of Health Care Without Harm, Stephanie’s colleagues, friends and family have established this Award and Scholarship for CleanMed - to recognize and support those in health care organizations who struggle to “green” healthcare. CleanMed is honored to present our four award / scholarship recipients, selected through a competitive process, for their past accomplishments and their ambitious plans to continue healthcare waste reduction and pollution prevention in the healthcare sector.

Stephanie Davis As many of you know, Stephanie had a passion for the environment and she directed that passion to waste reduction in healthcare. At the start of her career, Stephanie worked as a garbage and recycling guru for the New York Sanitation bureau. Around the same time, she forged a partnership with the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, initiating a Garlic Day and causing the New York Times to dub her New York’s garlic queen! Stephanie created her own consulting firm - Waste Reduction Remedies. She worked for several hospitals including Alta Bates-Summit Medical Center and Sutter Antioch Hospital - both in Northern California. Shortly before she became sick, Stephanie landed a dream job - working with the San Francisco Department of the Environment on healthcare pollution prevention. But Stephanie’s energies could not be contained by a mere job. She published articles on waste reduction in both the peer-reviewed and the popular press; she volunteered to run conferences, speak at workshops and help her community. Stephanie also believed in CleanMed - and would be delighted to know that this award and scholarship are supporting healthcare staff committed to her passion: greening the healthcare system and safeguarding the public’s health.

2009 Stephanie Davis Award Recipients

Valerie Briscoe, RN
John Muir Health
Walnut Creek, California

Joe L. Knight
Arkansas Children’s Hospital
Little Rock, Arkansas

Judith Kratka
Abington Memorial Hospital
Abington, Pennsylvania

Nicole Webel, MD
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Seattle, Washington

2008 Stephanie Davis Award Recipients

Carol Chandler, MSN, RN
Shady Grove Adventist Hospital
Rockville, MD

Adelaida Gibson
Metro West Medical Center
Natick, MA

Josh Miller
Spectrum Health
Grand Rapids, MI

Ron Sanchez, CHESP
Catholic Healthcare West
Redwood City, CA

Candace A. Thompson
Mercy Health System
Janesville, WI

Kathleen Visinski
Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Hartford, CT


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