RESTON, VA–(Marketwired – Jul 24, 2014) – The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced currently that a Michigan Health Hospital Association (MHA) has strictly enrolled 50 Michigan hospitals in a Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of heading health caring institutions joined to assistance speed a health caring zone toward environmental sustainability and softened race health. HHI is a coordinated, sector-wide proceed formed on a grounds that how we design, build and work hospitals can assistance grasp a Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) Triple Aim — softened caring for individuals, softened health for populations, and reduced per capita costs. The MHA was a initial state sanatorium organisation to turn a Supporting Organization of HHI, demonstrating a joining to building healthier communities by softened environmental health and sustainability in Michigan and via a nation.
HHI was launched by 12 sponsoring sanatorium systems — Advocate Health Care, Bon Secours Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity Health, Gundersen Health System, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), Inova Health System, Kaiser Permanente, MedStar Health, Partners HealthCare, Stanford University Medical Center, and Tenet Health Systems (including former Vanguard Health System hospitals) — along with Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm and a Center for Health Design, in May 2010.
The heading sanatorium systems, Supporting Organizations and health caring comforts work together to accelerate a widespread use of proven sustainability practices in 6 pivotal „Challenge” areas:
- Engaged Leadership
- Healthier Food
- Leaner Energy
- Less Waste
- Safer Chemicals
- Smarter Purchasing
Each Challenge consists of minute metrics and an doing plan, including box studies, fact sheets, how-to guides, webinars, a communications toolkit, and information acquiescence superintendence that can be blending by hospitals of all sizes. Success is totalled and tracked with total information that can be sorted by state or sanatorium form — information that will be of good use for demonstrating success.
„Michigan hospitals have a long-standing joining to building healthier communities as evidenced by their intentional efforts to exercise smoke-free sanatorium campuses, discharge industrial trans fats and adopt healthy eating practices. The MHA is unapproachable to enhance these efforts by ancillary a Healthier Hospitals Initiative to urge environmental health and sustainability in Michigan and via a nation. We are gratified to have reached a miracle of 50 Michigan hospitals enrolled in a HHI. We demeanour brazen to offer successes as a hospitals are among a inhabitant leaders whose strengths and insights will figure a new American medical system,” pronounced Steven Johnson, comparison executive of operations during a MHA.
In committing to this caring position in inhabitant medical sustainability, Michigan hospitals were also respected with 18 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards, presented during a CleanMed Conference Jun 5, 2014 in Cleveland, Ohio. The winners include:
Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming
Circles of Excellence
Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak (Food)
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Waste)
Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming (Waste)
Greenhealth Emerald Award
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
Greenhealth Partner for Change Award
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial Hospital, Fremont
Spectrum Health Kelsey Hospital, Lakeview
Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital
Spectrum Health United Memorial Hospital, Greenville
Sinai Grace Hospital, Detroit
Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center, Iron Mountain
Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo
System for Change Award
Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids
Making Medicine Mercury Free Award
Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak
Partner Recognition Award
Detroit Receiving Hospital/University Health Center
Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Detroit
„The Michigan Health Hospital Association’s joining to demonstrating a sustainability caring of Michigan hospitals creates them an ideal believer of HHI,” pronounced Gary Cohen, boss of Practice Greenhealth and owner of HHI. „I honour a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award winners and commend that by specific statewide goals, a MHA is assisting hospitals lead their communities to a healthier future.”
HHI Supporting Organizations support a goals of a Healthier Hospitals Initiative and find opportunities to share information with classification members and associates. This beginning is totally in unison with any organization’s goal of improving a health and contentment of their community, and compelling effective stewardship of tellurian and financial resources.
Learn some-more about a Healthier Hospitals Initiative during www.healthierhospitals.org.
About a Healthier Hospitals Initiative
The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is a inhabitant debate to exercise a new proceed to improving environmental health and sustainability in a health caring sector. Led by 12 sponsoring health systems and 3 nonprofits, HHI hurdles hospitals to revoke rubbish in 6 Challenge areas: Engaged Leadership, Healthier Food, Leaner Energy, Less Waste, Safer Chemicals and Smarter Purchasing. More information is permitted during www.healthierhospitals.org.
About a MHA
Based in larger Lansing, a MHA advocates in Michigan and Washington, DC, on interest of medical providers and a communities and patients they serve. The MHA is a nationally famous personality on initiatives that strengthen and foster quality, cost-effective and permitted healthcare. To learn more, revisit www.mha.org.
About Practice Greenhealth:
Practice Greenhealth is a nation’s heading health caring membership village that empowers a members to boost their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving studious reserve and caring by tools, best practices and knowledge. To learn some-more about Practice Greenhealth, download a backgrounder here. To learn some-more about Practice Greenhealth and a Environmental Excellence Awards revisit www.PracticeGreenhealth.org/Awards.
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