MD H2E annually gives its Trailblazer Award to Maryland hospitals that have shown leadership in advancing sustainability in a particular area or areas of their operations. The winners are all strong models for other hospitals, blazing the trail of sustainable health care by reducing their environmental footprint and raising the bar on achieving improved results.

Each 2011 award winner was presented with a Trailblazer Award at MD H2E’s annual November conference, Environmental Excellence in Health Care: Measuring Success.
The 2011 Trailblazer winners are:

Anne Arundel Medical Center

Carroll Hospital Center

Good Samaritan Hospital

Union Hospital of Cecil County

University of Maryland Medical Center

Click on each hospital to learn more about their award-winning green initiatives.


Each awarded hospital hosts an educational event highlighting their sustainable successes and showing how YOU can do it too! Below is the MD H2E Trailblazer Event Calendar and presentations from the events:

  • SUSTAINABLE FOODS – Video soon to come!
    Union Hospital of Cecil County – March 22, 11am-1pm
  • GREENING THE SURGICAL SERVICESTrailblazer Presentation
    Anne Arundel Medical Center with Practice Greenhealth – April 27, 11:30am-1:30pm
    Carroll Hospital Center – May 15th, 10am – 12pm
    Good Samaritan Hospital – June 19, 1-3pm