Healthcare Finance has come out with a new article that profiles hospitals and how they can save millions of dollars with sustainability programs. Citing advocacy group Practice Greenhealth, the article points out that hospitals are the second greatest commercial energy user behind commercial food service, emitting roughly 8 percent of the country’s greenhouse gas emissions. Hospitals also produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste every year and use 7 percent of the country’s commercial water supply. With a formidable environmental footprint, more hospital systems are focusing on how to reduce their imprints and save money.
SUD medical device reprocessing is one option that has saved $2.5 million in one year for the OR at the Cleveland Clinic for ‘the same clinical outcomes and it makes care more affordable’. Other solutions that health systems are targeting include operating room waste, energy efficiency, recycling and even zero waste printers. Read More.