Greener Health Care Operations are Top Concern in Health Care Sustainability Efforts
BOSTON, Apr. 25 /CSRwire/ – Hospitals are increasingly committed to greener healing environments, according to a poll conducted among select hospital administrators at the CleanMed 2013 Conference and Exposition – the nation’s preeminent conference focused on sustainability in health care – held last week in Boston. Among the survey respondents, 87 percent say their hospitals incorporate sustainability into both the decision-making process and hospital operations.
When it comes to the priorities of their sustainability strategy, 37 percent of hospital administrators cite reducing overall operational costs as their top priority naming energy usage as the main concern, followed by products and supplies and then waste disposal.
“It’s encouraging to see leaders at this conference making an increased commitment to sustainability,” said Laura Wenger, R.N., and executive director of Practice Greenhealth.