Apr242013By: HHI Admin
For Release: April 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m. EDTContact: Sheri Singer, firstname.lastname@example.org, 703-346-7111, @sherisinger Robin Buckley, email@example.com, 703-201-3524 In the first-ever Healthier Hospitals Initiative 2012 Milestone Report released today, 370 HHI-member hospitals indicate that they have reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved patient health by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business models. This is the first time hospitals have quantified sustainability efforts by collecting and reporting data to...
California Hospital Association Becomes Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals InitiativeBy: Sherry MacDonald
Study Finds Hospital Environmental Sustainability Efforts Could Save Health Care Sector $15B over 10 YearsBy: HHI Admin
For Immediate Release: November 2, 2012
Contact: Lauren Smith
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Efforts by hospitals to develop “greener,” or more environmentally sustainable operations result in significant savings rather than incur additional costs, according to a study of nine hospitals/health systems that underwent such changes in their operations over the last five years. A new Health Care Research Collaborative study, “Can Sustainable Hospitals Help Bend the Health Care Cost Curve?,” sponsored by the...
Michigan Health & Hospital Association Becomes the First State Association Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals InitiativeBy: Kevin Conway
For Immediate Release: October 24, 2012
Contact: Sherry MacDonald
RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the Michigan Health & Hospital Association is the first state hospital association to become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to help speed the health care sector toward environmental sustainability. HHI was launched by...
Jul252012videoBy: Sherry MacDonald
For Immediate Release: July 25, 2012
Contact: Sherry MacDonald
View recordings of White House event: Greening America's Hospitals Part 1 and Part 2
RESTON, VA—The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) yesterday hosted the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) for a discussion celebrating the health care industry’s innovative success in adopting more sustainable practices. The event, “Greening America’s Hospitals,” specifically highlighted...
White House Highlights Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Success in Reducing Environmental Impact and CostsBy: Sherry MacDonald
For Immediate Release: July 24, 2012
Contact: Lauren Smith
RESTON, VA—The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will today facilitate discussions among leaders in health care and policy to highlight the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s (HHI) successful efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of hospitals, lower costs and improve patient health by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business models.
Over ten leaders of the health and...
Media Advisory: White House Event to Address Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Progress on Reducing Cost and Improving Environmental Sustainability in HospitalsBy: Sherry MacDonaldMedia Advisory
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2012
Contact: Lauren SmithWhite House Event to Address Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Progress on Reducing Cost and Improving Environmental Sustainability in Hospitals
What: The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will host top Administration officials, hospital administrators and policy experts for a discussion, “Greening America’s Hospitals,” highlighting the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s (HHI) role in...
Jul112012By: Sherry MacDonald
Washington, D.C.— The 11 major U.S. hospital systems that form the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) have sent letters to scores of manufacturers urging them to accelerate the development of products that do not contain halogenated flame retardants. HHI’s 11 hospital systems represent 500 hospitals and more than $20 billion in health care purchasing power.
In the letters, the HHI hospital system representatives incentivized the development of HFR-free products, pledging, “As products that meet these requirements are developed, our commitment to the HHI Challenges means our...
HHI Becomes Founding Member of International Network to Reduce Hospital Environmental Footprint, Improve Human HealthBy: Eileen Secrest
Washington, DC— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) has joined the international Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network (GGHHN) as a founding member that will represent the U.S. healthcare sector in this global forum. HHI is a U.S.-based collaboration of hospitals and three non-government organizations formed to improve public health by speeding the implementation of sustainable operations in the health care sector. The GGHHN is an international initiative to reduce the health sector’s ecological footprint and promote public environmental health.
The Healthier Hospitals...
HCWH President Gary Cohen and Regional Director Bill Ravanesi Accept EPA New England Region Environmental Merit AwardsBy: Eileen Secrest
(Boston, MA) Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) President Gary Cohen, of Jamaica Plain, MA, and Bill Ravanesi, HCWH Boston Regional Director, of Longmeadow, MA, today accepted the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) New England Region Environmental Merit Award for their work in the region on behalf of Health Care Without Harm. The awards, which are the highest awards bestowed by the EPA in the New England Region, were presented for “extraordinary accomplishments to protect New England's environment” in the Environmental, Community, Academia & Nonprofit category.