St. John’s Riverside Hospital Has Gone Green!
9/11/2014 9:38 AM
St. John’s Riverside Hospital was given $1,000,000 from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to renovate several rooftops. This funding provided for the transformation of six asphalt roof areas with new green rooftops. This installation covers approximately 24,000 square feet of roof. The benefits to this green initiative include reduction of the hospital’s energy consumption; improvement of energy efficiency; slows local storm water run-off; extends the life of the roofs, provides noise and thermal insulation; cost savings on energy bills, roof replacements and repairs; better community relationships; better environment for patient healing; and improved experience for our patients, staff and visitors.
A press conference was held Wednesday, September 10, 2014 to reveal the energy saving roof tops. In attendance were Ron Corti, President & CEO of St. John’s Riverside Hospital: Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano; Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins; Yonkers Councilman Michael Sabatino and Dr. Marsha Gordon, President & CEO of The Business Council of Westchester as a representative from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.
“The green roof tops are designed to reduce the hospital’s energy consumption, improve our energy efficiency, and slow local storm water run-off, “ said Ronald J. Corti, President & CEO of St. John’s Riverside Hospital. “As a hospital, we are also interested in the intangible benefits including increased patient healing and a better environment and experience for patients, staff and visitors,” he said. We pride ourselves on our ‘green initiative’ focus and this seemed a natural next step in our efforts.”
The Facilities Corporation created the Green Innovation Grant Program using federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. New York was the only state to apply its "green" dollars in this manner. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized this groundbreaking program earlier this year with a 2012 Environmental Quality Award.
St. John’s Riverside Hospital is a 407-bed hospital that has provided health care to the City of Yonkers and southern Westchester since 1869. Approximately 400 physicians, representing almost every medical and surgical specialty, are on staff. Riverside Health Care System, Inc. includes St. John’s Andrus, Dobbs Ferry and ParkCare Pavilions, the Cochran School of Nursing and the Michael N. Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavilion. For more information please visit RiversideHealth.org.