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How Green Was My Hospital

Gary Baldwin, Editorial Director

Health Data Management Magazine, April 1, 2009

When it comes to environmentalism in health care, any push to “green” operations is driven as much by the folding kind of green as the leafy variety. It’s not that hospital executives are opposed to becoming better environmental stewards. Few are immune to the issue.

Many of those who have made strides toward reducing energy consumption, however, candidly concede their primary motivator was trimming expenses – not softening their carbon footprint. The leaders driving energy reduction programs, electronics recycling and modernized building design are just as likely to wear a suit to work as Birkenstocks. (more…)