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Hospitals Purchasing, Using Safer Chemicals

More hospitals are reducing patient and staff exposure to toxins by purchasing and using safer chemicals, according to the 2014 Milestone Report, released by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI). The report summarizes three years of progress among hospitals across the country that submitted data to quantify their sustainability efforts. Hospitals … Read more »

Hospitals Stop Purchasing Furniture with Toxic Flame Retardants

Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and University Hospitals will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame retardant chemicals. Combined, these four health systems represent 7,000 patient beds throughout Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Each of the systems will specify with their suppliers that upholstered … Read more »

Hospitals Divert 100m Pounds From Landfill

Hospitals Divert 100m Pounds From Landfill

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative kept more than 100 million pounds of waste out of landfills in its initial year, according to the program’s first progress report. The program’s 370 member hospitals recycled more than 50 million pounds of materials and diverted an additional 61.5 million pounds of construction and demolition from … Read more »