Tools and resources

Stony Brook University Hospital sample of sustainability job responsibilities

Stony Brook University Hospital has formally embedded sustainability-related job responsibilities for a specified role. This is an example of the chief nursing officer or chief regulatory officer including sustainability responsibilities and expectations.

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Bon Secours Mercy Health collaboration and governance frameworks

Bon Secours Mercy Health ESG initiatives are overseen by the board’s Executive and Governance Committee along with the executive leadership team. Day-to-day responsibility is managed by a cross-functional ESG Steering Council supported by various internal teams such as the Sustainability Council, Socially Responsible Investing Workgroup, and Clinical Leadership Council.

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OhioHealth sustainability governance

OhioHealth has a set of board goals that focus on sustainability. These goals and the associated programs are implemented by and through a sustainability governance framework involving various teams across the system and associated hospitals.

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Ascension sustainability organizational structure

The governance structure of the Environmental Impact & Sustainability program extends from the executive Steering Committee to Green Teams at each site of care in order to create a continuum of engagement for Ascension associates. 

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Providence sustainability team structure

Providence’s sustainability team structure, focused on environmental stewardship, has a strong emphasis on sponsors, “caregivers,” and “partners” to advance sustainability. 

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Webinar: Collaborating to prevent Nitrous Oxide waste in medical gas systems

Several Pacific Northwest sustainability leads were inspired by the collaborative research, assessment, and solutions developed by Dr. Brian Chesebro and Andy Mason from Providence St. Vincent Medical Center that was presented during the 2022 CleanMed Conference. With continued interest, the group convened a collaborative to expand their solutions across the region with the goal of transforming…

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Stanford Health Care Sustainability Program organizational chart

Stanford Health Care has a Sustainability Program Office and an associated organizational chart that includes both full-time Stanford employees and part-time contractors.

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Health Care Emissions Impact Calculator

The Health Care Emissions Impact Calculator is an accounting tool specifically designed to help health care organizations measure their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The calculator can be used to develop a GHG inventory at the facility and/or system level for all Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. Note: In order to accommodate data from multiple facilities, the system version will require you to…

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Why buy local?

  Invest in healthy people, places, and economies The health care sector can increase access to healthy foods while addressing the social and environmental determinants of health in their communities, by creating jobs and contributing to a strong and equitable food economy. A Health Care Without Harm position statement

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CCCAS Antimicrobial Stewardship through Food Animal Agriculture Toolkit

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This toolkit introduces the core elements of antimicrobial stewardship for health care facilities and health professionals and offers some important strategies for becoming an effective policy advocate.

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