Study: Green operations can save hospitals billions of dollars

11/05/2012

It pays to be green.

That's according to a new study sponsored by the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) and Health Care Without Harm through grants from The Commonwealth Fund and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The report was published today by the Commonwealth Fund.

The study looked at nine hospitals/health systems that developed sustainability operations over the last five years. Each of the health systems documented savings in waste management, energy use reduction, and changes in operating room supply procurement. In some cases, the savings required initial investments....

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