Who We Are

Original Founding Health Systems:

  • Advocate Health Care*
  • Bon Secours Health System
  • Catholic Health Initiatives
  • Dignity Health*
  • Gundersen Health System
  • Hospital Corporation of America*
  • Kaiser Permanente*
  • Inova Health System*
  • MedStar Health*
  • Partners HealthCare*
  • Stanford University Medical Center
  • Tenet Healthcare (includes former Vanguard hospitals)
  • Practice Greenhealth*
  • Health Care Without Harm*
  • Center for Health Design*

* Founding Sponsors

Who are we? We are you. The Healthier Hospitals program represents a shared leadership around healthier communities. Enroll in HH and join us in the movement – leading communities to a healthier future.

Now that Healthier Hospitals is a permanent program of Practice Greenhealth, we have a free, powerful resource to advance sustainability. This makes it easier for all health care organizations - large or small, urban or rural - to implement sustainability practices at no cost, beginning their sustainability journey.

Healthier Hospitals has provided more than 1,300 hospitals of all sizes with free tools and resources that help focus sustainability efforts on the health care sector's bigges areas of opportunity and risk. Our program participants are seeing amazing results - using less energy, using fewer chemicals and increasing healthy foods service.

Our success is due in large part to the strong partnerships we've formed with health care organizations and other nonprofit organizations. And we continue to grow! 




“The twelve sponsoring health systems have embarked on this journey and are sharing successes, strategies and creative solutions to address today’s environmental challenges. We urge every hospital – large or small, urban or rural, to be part of HHI and the groundswell response that will move health care towards a healthier future.”
- John Messervy, AIA
Director of Capital & Facility Planning, Partners HealthCare
HHI Steering Committee Chair