[Practice Greenhealth] launched the Healthier Hospitals Initiative in 2012 to raise the bar in healthcare sustainability, challenging the entire healthcare sector to accelerate its progress as a whole. With the backing of 12 founding health systems, Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth and the Center for Health Design set out to reduce the environmental impact of hospitals and health systems across the country and lead out nation on a path to a healthier future.

More than 1,200 hospitals stepped up to the plate, reducing energy use and waste, serving healthier food and reducing the use of chemicals of concern. We feel strongly that the participation of these hospitals, outlined in our 2014 Milestone Report, shows significant progress in six “challenge” areas: engaged leadership, healthier food, leaner energy, less waste, safer chemicals and smarter purchasing…

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