A Moral Imperative for Healthcare Professionals


Climate change is a public health issue that threatens all of us. Water and air pollution increase, leading to more chronic respiratory disease, such as asthma. Increased temperatures due to climate change lead to increased ground-level ozone, which cause airway inflammation and damages lung tissue. That hospitals are a leading cause of climate change producing emissions should be a call to action to all healthcare workers to reduce waste and lower emissions.

Reducing Costs by Reprocessing


Report after report sounds the alarm. Hospitals are running out of money. One example: News from the Washington State Hospital Association that, if current trends continue, “about half of the state’s hospitals will be out of money by the end of 2023.” Hospitals in the state face over $2.5 billion in losses. The culprit is a brew comprised of longer hospital stays, growing wages, and a spike in travel costs.

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