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HELP awards to hospitals voluntarily achieving the goal of virtual mercury elimination.  Virtual mercury elimination is defined in the memorandum of understanding between the American Hospital Association and the U.S. EPA Council as “the elimination of the disposal or improper discharge of mercury from a facility and the replacement of existing products which contain mercury with those that are mercury-free or as mercury-free as possible.”

MaryLove Rueda of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, David Hartley and Mary Kathleen Pride of DTSC MaryLove Rueda of Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego, David Hartley and Mary Kathleen Pride of DTSC
Jack McGurk of DHS and Tracy Robles of Sutter Health Jack McGurk of DHS and Tracy Robles of Sutter Health showing the mercury elimination progress of Sutter Health System hospitals 
City of Hope/Beckman Research Institute, November 20, 2003 November 20, 2003, City of Hope/Beckman Research Institute Mike Samoylenko and Nasr Gergis of City of Hope, Steve Kubo of DHS 
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Mercury Award March 21, 2006, Linda Mowry of Santa Clara County Medical Center and Stephen Lowes of San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant. 
Downey Regional Medical Center Mercury Award February 9, 2006, Downey Regional Medical Center (DRMC) Safety Officer Stephen Cuthbertson and Los Angeles County Sanitation District Preeti Ghuman and Heather Lamberson display the banner recognizing DRMC for voluntarily eliminating the use of mercury. 

Certificates of Appreciation are presented to hospital systems voluntarily achieving a removal rate of 75% or greater. “Cooperative efforts such as this go a long way toward reaching the goals of Governor Arnold Schwarzeneger’s environmental action plan to reduce toxic waste in the state,” points out Leonard Robinson, Chief Deputy Director for the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

 
 
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