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Kaiser presses suppliers on ‘green hospital’ goals
Sacramento Bee

Kaiser Permanente, which has been on the leading edge of the “green hospital” movement, said Tuesday it will begin pressuring its suppliers to be better stewards of the environment and public health.

As part of a sweeping new environmental initiative, the health care giant will require vendors to disclose environmental data on a host of products – from bandages to hospital beds, from syringes to oxygen monitors – to help promote a healthier environment for patients and workers.