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Engaged leadership and the value of sustainable health care

  • Benchmark Report
  • Engaged Leadership
  • Report
  • Toolkit
In a shifting health care landscape, sustainability programs are a timely investment that can generate significant cost-savings while offering a range of co-benefits. Across the country, hospitals are taking leadership roles in their communities in advocating for more environmentally responsible operations, cleaner energy, healthier and more sustainable food systems, and a smarter supply chain…

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Engaged leadership

HealthPartners EV Philosophy

  • Exemplary Document
  • HealthPartners
  • Transportation
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Policy
HealthPartners is committed to supporting sustainable transportation, including accommodating electric vehicles on our campuses. As an enterprise, we intend to offer EV charging at facilities where this is reasonably possible and where the need has been identified.

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HealthPartners Supply Chain Services Policies 2016

  • HealthPartners
  • Exemplary Document
  • Policy
  • Supply Chain
  • Transportation
  • Fleet Vehicles
HealthPartner's policy on vehicle fleet management. This guidance includes steps to ensure a consistent purchasing process that takes advantage of volume discounts, best pricing, and promotes standardization as well as communication about options for maintenance and repairs to fleet vehicles and the re-use and proper disposal of vehicles.

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HealthPartners Sustainability Benefits of Telemedicine

  • Exemplary Document
  • HealthPartners
  • Presentation
A slide from a HealthPartners presentation on the sustainability benefits of telemedicine. The slide contains data on estimated mileage and emissions saved.

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HealthPartners five-year sustainability plan

  • Examplary Document
  • HealthPartners
This exemplary document from HealthPartners demonstrates a timeline and goals for its five-year sustainability plan. 

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Healthy beverage baseline audit tool

  • Guide
  • Food and Beverage Purchasing
  • Tap water access
The critical first step in creating a Healthy Beverage Program in hospitals is performing an audit of beverage policies, practices, access points, and product selection currently in place. This will give the food service department the framework they need to create a clear and comprehensive plan for developing and implementing a Healthy Beverage Program. In the following pages you will find a…

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HMC Bike Locker and Shower Map

  • Exemplary Document
  • Harborview Medical Center
  • Poster
Poster of the bike locker and employee shower locations at Harborview Medical Center.

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: Environmental effort posters

  • Poster
  • Exemplary Document
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
These posters from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston celebrate environmental efforts at the hospital. The first poster includes 10 facts, the second includes the facilities awards, and the third poster is an environmental report card showing how Beth Israel measures up to their environmental goals.  

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center posters

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