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Healthier Hospitals pushes for hospital sustainability
Modern Healthcare

Eleven health systems with a total of more than 500 hospitals have partnered with three healthcare-related environmental groups to improve environmental health and sustainability within the healthcare sector. Called the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, the effort brings together providers such as Bon Secours Health System, Inova Health System, Tenet Healthcare, Catholic Health Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente and Hospital Corporation of America with Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth and the Center for Health Design to create the new group as a guide for hospitals to reduce energy use and waste, buy environmentally responsible products, choose safer and less toxic products, and serve healthier foods.