The cover story for this month’s HealthLeaders magazine is about the very real pressures that are driving healthcare organizations to go green. The article, by Joe Cantlupe, details green initiatives by the Cleveland Clinic, Providence Newberg (OR) Medical Center, Baptist Health South Florida and Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming, MI.

Hospitals are not only the largest employers in many communities, they are also the largest generators of waste and consumers of energy. According to the HealthLeaders article, hospitals spend more than $5 billion on energy each year. Additionally, hospitals generate office waste, food waste, packaging waste and medical waste. There’s even the issue of radioactive waste.

Jon Cantlupe does a really nice job with this story. He doesn’t sugar coat the issue. The article is incredibly relevant and timely.  If you subscribe to HealthLeaders, I definitely recommend you check it out. You may also want to check their website to see if they’ve posted the story online.

If you’re interested in reading more about the green movement in healthcare (what I call the healthy hospital movement), I’ve written several posts about the topic and you can find them archived on this blog.

Post by Dan Dunlop, The Healthcare Marketer

1 comment on “Hospitals Going Green

  1. Pingback: The Greening of American’s Hospitals – The Healthcare Marketer

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