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School of Environment and Natural Resources


Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients: Hospitals Reduce Their Environmental Footprint

Oct 16, 2018, 7:15am - 9:45am


This EPN Breakfast program, in collaboration with the Ohio Hospital Association’s Environmental Leadership Council, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care without Harm, focuses on efforts to embed environmental sustainability into healthcare systems in Ohio. We will explore how three hospitals – the Cleveland Clinic, Barnesville Hospital and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center are working to increase their energy efficiency, retrofit lighting fixtures, engage in staff and public education programming and reach carbon neutrality goals. This program will conclude with a presentation of several Ohio EPA Encouraging Environmental Excellence (E3) Award winners from our state’s hospital sector.

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Jeff Sharp, School of Environment and Natural Resources, The Ohio State University 



Lauren Koch - associate director for the Climate and Health program at Health Care without Harm



James Evans - project manager for Cleveland Clinic’s Office for a Healthy Environment

David Phillips - chief executive officer and administrator of Barnesville Hospital

Aparna Dial - senior sustainability consultant for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center