Healthy Planet, Healthy Patients: Hospitals Reduce Their Environmental Footprint
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.
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