www.greenhospitals.net | October 2014

In this Issue

Get Ready to Connect!
Australia | Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank
US | Video Highlights Hospitals' Leading Role in Sustainability
Argentina | Conference on Energy Efficiency

US | Healthier Hospitals Initiative Milestone Report
Asia | New Sustainability Coordinators
Welcome New Members!
Case Studies

Get Ready to Connect!

gghhconnectimgGGHH is thrilled to announce the upcoming debut of GGHH Connect, a powerful multilingual Internet platform built in collaboration with Cisco and Skoll Foundation. GGHH Connect provides a hub to catalyze and accelerate large-scale change in the health sector. Learn more

Australia | Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank

HCWH’s Strategic Partner the Climate and Health Alliance and GGHH Founding Member the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association will be hosting the “Greening the Healthcare Sector Think Tank” on October 14th. The event provides an opportunity to contribute to a discussion about how to accelerate progress towards sustainable healthcare. Check out the final program here

US | Healthier Hospitals Initiative Releases Milestone Report

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), GGHH founding member representing the U.S. healthcare sector in this global forum, released their second Milestone Report. The report shows that more leading hospitals are adopting innovative sustainability practices to reduce their environmental footprint, lower costs and improve the health of patients and staff.  Read more

US | Video Highlights Hospitals' Leading Role in Sustainability

Led by Bill Ravanesi and Paul Lipke from HCWH US, hospitals in Boston continue to create and lead some of our most ambitious efforts, including: toxics reduction, green building, cleaner energy, and environmental health community benefits. These efforts have turned Boston into a model city where the health care sector is leading the effort to address climate change. This video features some Healthier Hospitals Members' (GGHH sister network in the US) work. Watch online

Asia | New Sustainability Coordinators

Based in HCWH's Asia office in Manila, Nischal Neupane is the new regional Sustainability Coordinator. Before being involved with HCWH, Nischal worked in Nepal promoting conscious water use. Meet Nischal!

Based in China, Chao Jiang works as the national Sustainability Coordinator at HCWH's partner organization in Beijing, Rock Environment and Energy Institute. Chao has four years' work experience in chemical safety and environmental health advocacy. Meet Chao!

Argentina | Conference on Energy Efficiency 

Health Care Without Harm, Rosario’s Technological University (UTN-Rosario) and the Health Secretary of the City of Rosario, will be hosting a Conference on Energy Efficiency and Clean, Renewable Energy Generation in Health Facilities. The event will take place Thursday,  October 16th, in Rosario, Santa Fe (Argentina). Read more

Welcome New Members

Bhutan Ministry of Health, Infection Control and Medical Waste Management program (Bhutan)
Complejo Hospitalario San José de Maipo (Chile)
E.S.E. Hospital Departamental Universitario Santa Sofía de Caldas (Colombia)
E.S.E. Hospital Regional de Duitama (Colombia)
E.S.E. Hospital San Vicente De Ramiriquí (Colombia)
E.S.E. Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (Colombia)
Hospital Clínico San Carlos (España)
Hospital Nacional Psiquiátrico Presbítero "Manuel Antonio Chapul" (Costa Rica)
Hospital Tunjuelito II Nivel ESE (Colombia)
Indonesian Health Promoting Hospital Network (IHPHNet) (Indonesia)
Instituto de Zoonosis Luis Pasteur (Argentina)
Khayelitsha Hospital (South Africa)
Phuntsholing General Hospital Bhutan (Bhutan)
South Western Sydney Local Health District (Australia)
St. Vincent's Health Australia Limited (Australia)
The Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh (Morocco)
See full list of members


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