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August 14th, 2008
Hospital moves to recycled paper for newsletter

From Central Texas Medical Center

Central Texas Medical Center has added another green initiative to their growing list of environmentally friendly practices and technologies. The hospital’s Hill Country Health magazine will be published on all recycled paper beginning with the fall issue which is due to hit mailboxes later this month.

The complementary quarterly magazine highlights tips for a healthy lifestyle as well as keeping the community informed of health related news.

“Printing Hill Country Health on recycled paper is just one of the ways that CTMC is helping ensure the preservation of our environment for future generations,” says CTMC President and CEO, Gary Jepson. “Our employees actively participate in our various green efforts. I am glad to say that I rarely see paper or cardboard waste in the trash.”

The upcoming $35 million expansion, scheduled to break ground on September 4, will also feature green initiatives including construction activity pollution prevention and several environment friendly technologies such as energy efficient lighting and materials.

Electricity is not the only fuel that CTMC is saving. The hospital has recently added additional parking for bicycles and motorcycles. Also, employees have been granted fewer but longer shifts and are being encouraged to form car pools in order to reduce commutes.

For updates on Central Texas Medical Center’s green efforts or expansion, visit the hospital’s Web site.

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