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Hospital to offer shredding service on Earth Day


­The Uniontown Hospital Green Team is excited to announce their seventh annual Earth Week celebration event. This year’s festivities, which encourage the community to take action to better their environment, will be held April 21 and 22 at the hospital.

On Earth Day Friday, April 22, Uniontown Hospital will again partner with Shred-It, the hospital’s document shredding company, to provide free shredding services to securely destroy paper documents for our community. Local residents are invited to participate by bringing old or unwanted documents to the hospital to safely dispose of forms, documents, receipts or any other files they no longer need that are of a confidential nature.  

In addition, the service will include the destruction of unwanted hard drives and digital storage devices. This community shredding event will begin at 10 a.m. and will continue to 2 p.m. The Shred-It truck will be located by the Emergency Department parking lot near the main entrance of the hospital.

“The annual shredding event is something that the community really takes advantage of and we are happy to provide this service,” Community Relations Coordinator Josh Krysak said. “The Green Team, and the entire hospital staff, is committed to being the best stewards we can for our campus and our community.”

The Green Team is also hosting a hospital cleanup event on Thursday, April 21.

During the clean-up, hospital employees and Green Team members will volunteer their time to help beautify the campus by picking up debris and trash that may have accumulated during the winter months around the exterior of the building.

“This is our big week each year and we are excited to have so many of our team assist us in keeping our campus clean and green,” Green Team Chairman Ernest C. Robinson, said. “We want to make our hospital a place where patients and their families want to come for their care and part of that commitment extends to these initiatives.”

The Green Team was formed at Uniontown Hospital in 2009 and is focused on improving the environmental wellbeing of the hospital and the community through education initiatives and through encouraging behavior and habits that are environmentally friendly.

Through their leadership, the hospital now recycles magazines, books, batteries, glass bottles, aluminum cans, fluorescent lights, printer cartridges, cardboard, Xylene and furniture. 

Uniontown Hospital Green Team Members include Robinson, Patti Demaske, co-chair, Don Record, Uniontown Hospital Executive Director, Beth Sutton, Linda Stoots, Doug Hunt, Rosana Bodkin, Josh Krysak, Jennifer Nosky, Lori Matthews, and Peggy Karpel.

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