Sustainability solutions for health care

Practice Greenhealth is the leading membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, delivering environmental solutions to hospitals and health systems across the United States.

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Promote green and healthy health care facility design, construction, renovation and operations in order to minimize environmental impacts and foster restorative and sustainable healing environments.

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Work with health care to eliminate harmful chemicals or substitute them with safer alternatives while minimizing chemical exposure of patients, health care workers, communities, and the environment.

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Climate and Health

Health systems and health professionals are implementing business-smart initiatives that also protect their communities from increased diseases and more frequent extreme weather events caused by climate change.

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Accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency while promoting clean, renewable energy in health care, mobilizing the sector as a leader for a healthy energy future for all.

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Engaged Leadership

Almost 90 percent of the top-performing institutions in our sustainability benchmark report have an executive-level champion at the top of the reporting structure.

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Promote, purchase, and serve sustainably grown, healthy food to improve environmental health, build better food systems, and address the upstream social and economic determinants of non-communicable diseases.

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Greening the OR

Though a tiny percentage of a hospital’s total physical footprint, operating rooms can drive big facilities’ cost savings and efficiency improvements through smart, incremental, sustainable practices.

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Sustainable Procurement

Sustainability professionals and purchasing managers should work together to embed sustainability into purchasing processes and engage suppliers to provide innovative, sustainable products with a reduced impact on human health and the environment.

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Promote transportation strategies for patients, their families, and staff that support healthier local and regional transport systems while reducing health care's environmental impact.

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Promote zero waste policies, reduce the volume and toxicity of waste produced by the health care sector, and implement safe, sustainable disposal options as alternatives to incineration.

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Reducing water consumption is a great place for hospitals and health systems to start improving their environmental impact and sustainability practices.

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News & Updates

Last Affiliate Premium Partner Forum of 2022

30 November 2022

Learn and network with new affiliate premium partners Join Practice Greenhealth on December 8 at 11:00 a.m. ET for our last partner forum of the year featuring GE HealthCare and Johnson & Johnson. These quarterly, interactive education and networking events provide our affiliate partners – manufacturers, suppliers, service providers, or other supply chain partners – a chance to introduce, share, and spark conversations and solutions with the larger Practice Greenhealth network. What attendees can expect: Featured partners sharing information about their companies’ sustainability efforts and achievements  Engagement with hospital partners who are working to advance health care sustainability  An open dialogue about sustainability solutions and opportunities in health care, facilitated through breakout sessions with your peers  We encourage and invite ALL Practice G...

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8 recipes and video demos to inspire your Plant-Forward Future

21 October 2022

We teamed up with two chefs to create recipes and film demo videos for eight mouthwatering, plant-forward dishes. 

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Meet the team: Matt Pietro

12 October 2022

Matt Pietro has served Practice Greenhealth as sustainability strategy manager since February 2022. Learn about his proudest moment at Practice Greenhealth, who is on his A-team, and why he looks forw...

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