Upstream partner Fairview Health Services is committed to driving a healthier future in partnership with our community. This commitment means looking beyond the walls of clinics and hospitals and meeting people where they work, live, learn, play, and worship, including in our shared natural spaces.
Fairview is one of Minnesota’s largest employers with 30,000 team members, 80 clinics, 10 hospitals, and 100+ specialties. Whether it’s a focus on a movement towards a waste free future, or dedicating resources to energy conservation and design at their brick and mortar sites and facilities, their commitment to using environmentally responsible suppliers and materials is part of who they are into the future. Environmentalism isn’t just about conservation and waste reduction. Getting outside is also important to Fairview’s employees which is why they offer reimbursement for State Park passes and why they prioritize physical spaces with access to the outdoors to promote health and healing. Like Upstream, Fairview knows that keeping people well is more than going to the doctor, taking medicine, or getting treatment.
Fairview’s energy program is designed to enhance patient outcomes and the patient experience while reducing operating expenses. As the model of healthcare evolves, Fairview is committed to reducing environmental, economic and human impact by reducing energy intensity. Fairview’s commitments to both affordable care and external partnerships with ENERGY STAR and the Better Buildings Challenge have created goals of becoming 20% more energy efficient across more than 20 million square feet of facilities.
Fairview lives Upstream–putting an emphasis on caring for our places and providing excellent care for the people of Minnesota.