Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Hospitals Implement Environmental Management Systems
Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Hospitals Self-Declare Conformity to ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Standards
Fontana, CA – The Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Hospitals are the first Kaiser Permanente hospitals to determine, and declare, that they have achieved full conformance with the ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Kaiser Permanente has set the goal, that by 2025, all Kaiser Permanente hospitals will implement environmental management systems that conform with a leading international standard, known as ISO 14001:2015.
“Kaiser Permanente recognizes the need to provide high-quality, affordable health care, and part of our overall standard of excellence includes operating in a way that emphasizes positive environmental impacts,” said Senior Vice President and Area Manager Greg Christian. “Starting this approach in the birthplace of Kaiser Permanente, just made sense.”
To meet this goal, Kaiser Permanente has adopted a systematic approach to environmental management. This approach includes objectives based on a formal review of issues that are relevant to the organization, such as local and global environmental conditions that can affect activities and services.
Tree Planting Ceremonies were held in October, to commemorate the ISO 14001:2015 Self-Declaration at the Kaiser Permanente Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario.
About Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve more than 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.kp.org/share.
Kaiser Permanente’s San Bernardino County Service Area has provided comprehensive, affordable health care to the Inland Empire for 75 years and serves nearly 600,000 members. The San Bernardino County Service Area includes the Kaiser Foundation Hospitals in Fontana and Ontario, and medical offices in Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Colton, Claremont, Montclair, Chino, San Bernardino, Hesperia, Victorville, Redlands and Upland.