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Name of Organization: 
Atlantic Health System - Morristown Medical Center
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Business Description: 
Atlantic Health System, headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey and one of the leading non-profit health care systems in the state, is committed to creating a Trusted Network of Caring®. Our promise to our communities is that all who enter our system receive the highest quality care delivered at the right time, at the right place, and at the right cost. Atlantic Health System includes Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ; Overlook Medical Center in Summit, NJ; Newton Medical Center in Newton, NJ; Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, NJ; Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, NJ; and Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, NJ, as well as Atlantic Rehabilitation, and Atlantic Home Care and Hospice. In addition, we have more than 600 community-based health care providers who are affiliated with us through Atlantic Medical Group. We are also part of Atlantic Accountable Care Organization, one of the largest ACOs in the nation, and are a member of AllSpire Health Partners.
Contact Person: 
Carolyn Brown-Dancy
Executive Director Environmental Health & Safety- Sustainability
Business Location: 
100 Madison Ave
07960 Morristown , NJ
United States
40° 47' 22.6536" N, 74° 27' 56.0448" W
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Renewal Date: 
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Management and Leadership
Adopt Environmental Policy Statement
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Identify Sustainability Leader
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AHS’s Executive VP and Chief Administrative Officer chairs the ESG -Community of Care committee. This position is responsible for oversight structure and accountability, charters, and corporate governance guidelines; including internal processes and procedures that are deemed appropriate for AHS. The Executive Director EHS/CSO: Develops and implements AHS’s overall sustainability strategy and oversees sustainability initiatives across all the departments for the entire system. Uses the Practice Greenhealth Gap analysis as a guide for setting sustainability goals. Establishes KPIs to measure and report on sustainability goals. Collaborate with executives to integrate sustainability into organizational policies. Corporate Social Responsibility Director: Develop and manage CSR programs. Establish partnership with community organizations to support sustainability initiatives. EVS directors and Finance/ procurement for sustainable finance and circular economy. ESG Governance: Atlantic Health has an Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Committee that reports to the Atlantic Health System Board of Trustees through the Board Governance Committee. The membership of the Committee consists of cross-functional leadership from multiple disciplines of the organization’s business that impact ESG. The Committee is chaired by a member of Atlantic’s Health’s executive leadership. The Committee provides periodic reports to the Governance Committee and the Audit & Compliance Committee, which reports are provided to the entire Board.
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Develop Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Plan
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Waste Recycling
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Morristown Medical Center has recycling programs in place to recycle plastics, glass, paper and cardboard. In 2017, Morristown Medical Center recycled 510,600 lbs of paper, resulting in a cost savings of over $17,000.
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Food Waste
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Recycles Cooking Oil from the Kitchen
Waste Other
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In addition to the “traditional” recycling programs, Morristown Medical Center recycles the following “non-traditional” items: batteries (alkaline, lead, lithium, nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride), fluorescent light bulbs, items containing lead, lead shielding, cooking oil from the kitchen, mercury waste, and consumer electronic waste, which includes television sets, laboratory equipment, and other electronic devices. The system has a comprehensive hazardous waste management plan the covers the recycling of all Universal Waste. Morristown Medical Center has a universal waste vendor that picks up all “non-traditional” recyclables. Morristown Medical Center also recycles toner cartridges for all printers in jointure with Staples, Inc.
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Energy Efficiency
Description of Action: 
Atlantic Health System has invested in energy efficiency measures throughout its locations. Morristown Medical Center has transitioned over to energy efficient lamps and LED light bulbs. LED bulbs are at least 40% more efficient over fluorescent and incandescent bulbs, and provide 50,000 to 100,000 hours of light per piece. Occupancy sensors have been installed in bathrooms, offices and conference rooms throughout the Morristown facilities. The sensors trigger lights to come on and stay on while the rooms are in use, but they prevent lights from having to be on unnecessarily resulting in significant energy savings.
Energy Other
Description of Action: 
Camfil has certified Morristown Medical Center with the “5-star” Energy Rating Achievement. The 5-star award recognizes the company for meeting all ECI (Energy Cost Index) air filtration standards to ensure continued energy savings while maintaining quality indoor air throughout the facility. The 5-star recognition indicates that the facility is using the most energy efficient, longest lasting filters available. A
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Water Conservation
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Morristown Medical Center has implemented low flow/high efficiency fixtures throughout its facilities in an effort to reduce water usage. All new construction includes installation of low flow/high efficiency fixtures as well.
Certification Programs
NJDEP Environmental Stewardship Program Recognition
Description of Action: 
In 2018 Morristown Medical Center was awarded an Environmental Stewardship Award from the NJDEP.
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Industry Specific Other
Description of Action: 
In 2018, Atlantic Health System - Morristown Medical Center became a partner level member of Practice Green Health.
Emergency Preparedness
Be Prepared for Emergencies
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Member Since: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018