Inspiring a Greener Future

10/14/13

With board support and leadership direction, sustainability becomes part of hospital culture

Remember when going green was too expensive for hospitals? Those days are gone, and now hospitals and systems can’t afford not to embrace sustainability.

The value of establishing an environmental stewardship program is better understood now than ever before. Yet at the same time, health care systems have to run leaner and embrace transformational change. So the question is not so much why we need to do this work, but how can we get it done amid so many competing priorities?

Hospitals don’t have to reinvent the wheel. The American Hospital Association’s Sustainability Roadmap for Hospitals provides tools for health care organizations to establish successful and efficient sustainability programs.

Read more in the October edition of TRUSTEE magazine by clicking the DOWNLOAD link.

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