Medical Musings: A White House discussion on PVC in hospitals

08/20/2012

The drive to improve environmental sustainability in American hospitals went prime time last month in a program at the White House that was streamed at WhiteHouse.gov.

The White House Council on Environmental Quality invited the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) and senior Administration officials to participate in panel discussions about efforts to reduce costs and hospitals' environmental footprint while improving patient care.

The panel was a Who's Who of people leading the charge, such as Gary Cohen, president, Health Care Without Harm, and founder, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and Kathy Gerwig, vice president, Workplace Safety and environmental stewardship officer at Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, CA)....
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