10 Jul '18, 9am

Through environmental stewardship, hospitals can preserve and protect health

Hospitals are anchors in every community, doing good on a daily basis as a trusted provider of care for those in need. What we rarely equate with hospitals, however, is that they also happen to be major contributors to environmental harm — just by virtue of the work they do. Chemicals, a whole host of supplies and a battery of energy-intensive machinery and devices allow hospitals to protect and preserve patient health while simultaneously contributing to pollution and carbon emissions. Environmental harm is an issue that the health sector has taken great strides to prevent, working together to find better options that have the least negative impact. For Englewood, Colorado-based Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI), one of the nation’s largest nonprofit, faith-based health systems, protecting the environment is central to our mission and our commitment to build healthier com...

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