Georgia Cancer Specialists Goes Green

Friday, April 16th, 2010

Green Initiative Saves 395 Trees, 8,840 Gallons of Oil, and 162,838 Gallons of Water Annually

CintasGeorgia Cancer Specialists (GCS) has gone green! In the spirit of making Georgia a cleaner place to live, the largest private medical oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast has begun recycling documents at 30 of its offices. In 2009, these efforts saved approximately 395 trees, 8,840 gallons of oil, and 162,838 gallons of water.

This month, Cintas president and COO Karen Carnahan presented the Environmental Award to GCS “in recognition of GCS’s commitment to protecting the environment and preserving natural resources.”

GCS has contracted with Cintas Document Management to recycle paper waste.

“Our employees have embraced the green initiative,” said Dr. Bruce Feinberg, president and CEO of GCS. “We’re honored to receive this award.”

GCS Medical Records Supervisor, Valerie Stephen, was instrumental in orchestrating the initiative.

“At the beginning of the year I started reevaluating our document destructions services,” said Stephen. “It’s good to know that we’re making a positive difference in our environment.”

Georgia Cancer Specialists is the largest private medical oncology/hematology practice in the Southeast and a leader in advanced cancer treatment and research. The practice offers community-based medical oncology and hematology services and is the first private oncology practice to also provide a full range of support services for patients in Georgia, including nutritional counseling, pain management, wellness counseling, and home health coordination. The GCS research department, whose focus is bringing targeted cancer therapy to communities, is the first in Georgia to offer Phase I clinical trials, the most novel cancer therapies available. GCS has 30 offices, 42 physicians, and more than 480 support staff members located in Metro Atlanta, North and Central Georgia, Southeast Tennessee, and Southwest North Carolina, and provides care through approximately 205,000 annual patient visits. Georgia Cancer Specialists can be found on the web at www.gacancer.com. GCS is The Cancer Answer.

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