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ASAE Association Spotlight Shines on Power of A Gold Winners Focused on Sustainability

Practice Greenhealth – Improving environmental health and sustainability

practicegreenhealth-logoPractice Greenhealth has earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), a national campaign to implement a new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the healthcare sector.

ASAE honored Practice Greenhealth for enriching lives through its collaborative efforts to create a guide for hospitals to reduce energy and waste, chose safer, less toxic products and purchase and serve healthier, locally sourced foods.  Practice Greenheath’s partners include Health Care Without Harm, the Center for Health Design and 12 of the largest health systems.  The guide includes tools, best practices, how-to information, one-on-one assistance and more, and considers the initiative an invitation for healthcare organization to join the shift to a more sustainable business model.

HHI has 1,000 enrolled hospitals in its program today, directly affecting 7.7 million patients.  The HHI will continue to enroll hospitals in all 50 states and the District of Columbia over three years to implement sustainable operations and will measure the impact on improved patient, staff and community health, the environment and reduced costs.  HHI’s implementation to date has yielded a body of evidence that demonstrates superior environmental performance.

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