Healthier Hospitals Initiative

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Menu, Please

HHI offers a big serving of sustainability.  Imagine it: The hottest restaurant in town is open and you have a seat. The table setting is beautiful and you can’t wait… Read More

Making Market Transformation a Reality

Join health care systems nationwide to demand healthier food and safer chemicals for your patients, families, visitors and staff. I remember the feel of the fabric—synthetic and shimmery—not natural. At… Read More

Engaged Leadership Challenge

A conversation with Mary Larsen, Environmental Stewardship manager for Advocate Health Care   Progress was submitted this year by 178 facilities in the Engaged Leadership Challenge of the Healthier Hospitals… Read More

Good Medicine

HHI is proving to be an environmental success story We are at The seventh inning stretch of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI)—a campaign to drive environmental engagement in hospitals in… Read More

Turn out the Lights

Think of energy conservation as a quality imperative. What do we mean when we talk about environmental stewardship as a quality imperative? Webinars The Healthier Hospitals Initiative has developed three… Read More

You Are What You Buy

The more we purchase, the more we create waste. EPP Pledge Signers Inova Health System North Shore LIJ Health System Fairview Health Services Gundersen Lutheran Health System, Inc. Stanford University… Read More

Order Out of Chaos

How to prevent waste and create recycling opportunities. When I walk into my 15-year-old daughter’s bedroom, I am overwhelmed by the clothing, trash, and other debris littering seemingly every flat… Read More

Healthier Environments

A patient’s perspective with John Kendle, St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Stockton, California  John Kendle is the director of support services operations for Dignity Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center, a 359-bed… Read More

Better Beverages

Vanguard Health delivers healthy options to its patients, staff, and community. Although New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban super-sized sugary soda drinks fizzled this past March, the mayor… Read More

Food For Thought

Energy savings in the kitchen—what more can your facility do? According to the Department of Energy, food services has the highest energy intensity of any sector, followed by health care.… Read More ← Older posts