Winthrop Named “Champion for Clean Air”
In recognition of its commitment to improving air quality
in the New York Metro area, Winthrop-University
Hospital has been named a “Champion for Clean Air” by
the New York State Department of Transportation’s Clean
Air NY initiative.
Clean Air NY is a collaborative initiative that
encourages organizations and individuals to take actions
to improve air quality and combat ozone pollution –
a threat that greatly increases risk of respiratory disease.
To reduce the number of cars on the road and reduce air pollution, Winthrop
has taken several important steps including the provision of informational conferences
for employees in collaboration with Long Island Transportation
Management (LITM); establishment of a guaranteed ride home program through
the LITM, which matches employees for carpooling; and creation of a pre-tax
transit benefit program for employees through Transit Center, which enables
employees to save money by paying for public transportation with pre-tax dollars.
“Winthrop employs more than 5,000 full-time and part-time men and women,”
said George P. Rainer, Vice President, Human Resources at Winthrop, “and we are
committed to supporting them in their transportation needs while also helping to
improve the environment.”
Vol. 19, No. 2
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