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CleanMed is an annual global conference focused on environmentally sustainable health care. This international conference plays a crucial role in catalyzing environmental improvements in the health care sector. The conference draws a diverse mix of over 600 health care leaders, materials/ purchasing managers, environmental health & safety staff, doctors, nurses and providers, architects, designers, and medical and building product vendors from across the globe.

Each year at the CleanMed Conference a set of prestigious Environmental Excellence Awards are presented by Practice Greenhealth. The awards program is designed to recognize and reward pioneering organizations whose environmental programs are well established and who are leading the healthcare sector with innovative projects.

The Partner for Change With Distinction Award is a coveted competitive award that recognizes healthcare facilities that are leaders and well established in their path to sustainability. These facilities must demonstrate that they have achieved improvements in their mercury elimination, waste reduction, and pollution prevention programs well beyond the Partner for Change criteria.  The competition includes major medical institutions and groups like the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Kaiser Permanente, Stanford Medical Center, UCSF Medical Center, University of Chicago Medical Center, and Georgetown University Health Systems.

ORA® Oral Surgery & Implant Studio has had the exceptional distinction of not only receiving the Partner For Change With Distinction Award for Environmental Excellence but also for being the first Dental Surgical Facility to be awarded this exceptional honor.