10 findings on how hospitals are going green

Shannon Barnet

May 20, 2015

Becker's Hospital Review

Nearly 1,000 U.S. hospitals have reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved the health of patients and staff by focusing on sustainability efforts, according to the Healthier Hospital Initiative's 2014 Milestone Report.

HHI's most recent report summarizes three years' worth of progress among the 395 hospitals that submitted data to quantify their sustainability efforts across six areas:

·         Engaged leadership

·         Healthier food

·         Leaner energy

·         Less waste

·         Safer chemicals; and

·         Smarter purchasing

Highlighted below are 10 findings from the report.

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