Healthier Hospitals

The latest news on the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

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

Bon Secours Health System

Karen Schwartz, vice president of facilities and support services at Bon Secours, discusses sustainability. Greenhealth: Why is sustainability important to you? Karen Schwartz: The mission of Bon Secours Health System… Read More

Verdis Group

Greenhealth visits with Craig Moody, owner of the Verdis Group, a company that integrates sustainable strategies for the health care community. Greenhealth: What are some of the greatest challenges health… Read More

Less Waste Challenge

How the Healthier Hospitals Initiative can help your facility reduce waste The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is off and running! The Less Waste Challenge hones in on some win-win strategies… Read More

Wellness and Sustainability

Health care needs to look at the “cause of the cause” when creating more sustainable hospitals. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that approximately 75… Read More

Changing Hospitals for the Greener

The System for Change Award recognizes health care systems that are working cohesively to set system goals, track and benchmark data, and share successes in environmental performance.

Winners’ Circle

This year Practice Greenhealth inducts four health care facilities into the Environmental Leadership Circle—the top Award in the Environmental Excellence Awards program.

Take the Challenge

What is your health care facility committing to? In partnership with the Center for Health Design and eleven sponsoring health care systems, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth provide… Read More

Hospitals Challenge

Three benchmarks toward building a healthier, more sustainable food system. The way food is produced, processed, packaged, distributed and consumed in the United States has significant impacts on human health,… Read More

Leverage with Leadership

Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm, and The Center for Health Design have joined with many of the largest hospital systems in the nation to launch the Healthier Hospitals Initiative… Read More