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Practice Greenhealth Supporting Healthy Hospitals Initiative
May 26, 2010, 9:46 am
Filed under: News

Six major health systems have created the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), which will collectively work to help the health care sector move toward sustainability. This initiative will use a sector-wide approach to moving suppliers, policymakers, regulators, etc, to provide products, research, policies, and funding to help hospitals that are engaging in the transition to sustainable operations. Supporting organizations include Advocate Health Care; Catholic Healthcare West; Hospital Corporation of America (HCA, Inc.); Kaiser Permanente; MedStar Health; and Partners Healthcare.
Three partner organizations – Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth, and The Center for Health Design – will provide expertise and technical assistance and will develop and implement training and other programs to help hospitals carry out the HHI agenda recommendations. Research conducted under the auspices of the program will be overseen by the Health Care Without Harm Research Collaborative, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
A Press Release announcing the formation of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative was distributed during a press conference at CleanMed 2010.
Practice Greenhealth is encouraging both individual hospitals and health systems sign on to the HHI Pledge to indicate their support for HHI and the Agenda that HHI has developed for sustainable health care.
The pledge indicates the hospital’s support for system-wide initiatives that will assist in creating an environment that is conducive to achieving sustainable operations. Please take the time to read over the Agenda and the Pledge and present them to your hospital or the health care facility that you work with to ask them to join this important effort.
Hospitals can also join HHI as a supporting organization.
The Agenda and the Pledge, as well as more information about the Healthier Hospitals Initiative are available on the new HHI website, www.healthierhospitals.org.

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