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Mayo Clinic in Arizona Joins Major Health Systems in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative
Date:11/15/2013

n six key “Challenge” areas:
  •     Engaged Leadership
  •     Healthier Food
  •     Leaner Energy
  •     Less Waste
  •     Safer Chemicals
  •     Smarter Purchasing

Mayo Clinic’s Green Advisory Group, led by Dr. Henry Tazelaar, focuses on five enterprise-wide sustainability themes: energy management, waste stream management, greening of the supply chain, the built environment and industry engagement. The Arizona campus specifically has had success converting all green landscape waste into mulch for sale to consumers. See the video of Dr. Tazelaar stating why sustainability is a leadership issue.

Success of the campaign will be measured and tracked with aggregate data that can be sorted by state or hospital type—data that will be of great use for demonstrating success. The data collected in 2012 was used to showcase HHI’s success in its first year in the 2012 HHI Milestone Report published in April 2013.

The green movement in health care is completely in concert with any organization’s mission of improving the health and well-being of their community, and promoting effective stewardship of human and financial resources.

Learn more about the Healthier Hospitals Initiative at http://www.healthierhospitals.org.

Contact:    Sherry MacDonald
        (703) 870-7494
        smacdonald(at)practicegreenhealth(dot)org

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About the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a national campaign to implement a new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability
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