05 Apr '12, 12pm

500-plus hospitals join forces to green the health care industry #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

500-plus hospitals join forces to green the health care industry #GrnBz via @GreenBiz

A coalition of hospital and health care groups in the U.S. has written a detailed prescription on how to transform the industry by tackling waste, runaway energy consumption, lax supply chains and other major obstacles to sustainability. The group, which collectively represents more than 500 hospitals, has also pledged to take its own medicine and will follow a six-point sustainability agenda that the coalition issued this week. What's more, the group -- which is banding together in an effort called the Healthier Hospitals Initiative -- is looking to draw at least another 2,000 hospitals to the cause in the next three years. And the sponsoring health care companies and organizations behind the initiative are offering an array of free resources to any hospital that wishes to pursue the initiative. "There really is no barrier to entry," said Gary Cohen, the founder and presi...

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