Sustainability is not unique to health, yet sustainability is a unique vehicle for promoting healthy values. This book challenges healthcare leaders to think through the implications of our decisions from fiscal, societal and environmental perspectives. It links health values with sustainability drivers in order to enlighten leadership about the value of sustainability as we move toward a new paradigm of health.
Fully updated for the second edition, the book now includes case studies about:
- Waste disposal and cost
- Chemicals of concern
- Cost of water
- Green building ratings
This book is a unique resource for researchers, students and professionals working in health and healthcare management because the book connects key concepts of environmental sustainability with healthcare operations. Readers will gain an appreciation for translating leadership priorities into sustainability tactics with beneficial operational outcomes.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. 1. Hippocrates was right 2. From governance to operations 3. Saluting the captain of the ship 4. Waste not, want not 5. The long and winding road (leads me home) 6. Good-bye fried chicken, hello healthy, sustainable food 7. Through the looking glass 8. Before a baby’s first breath 9. Downstream without a paddle 10. Building brand, literally 11. Water changes everything 12. Environmental ethics in healthcare management
Carrie Rich is the co-founder and CEO of The Global Good Fund and serves on the adjunct faculty at George Washington University, USA and on the faculty at the Amani Institute, Internationally. She is the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of the Year, and recipient of the POLITICO Women Who Rule Award.
J. Knox Singleton is CEO of Inova Health System, a leading not-for-profit healthcare system in the Washington DC region. He is co-founder of The Global Good Fund, and co-founder and past president of the Community Coalition for Haiti, which creates community-driven solutions in healthcare, education, and community development in Haiti.
Seema S. Wadhwa is the Assistant Vice President of Sustainability and Wellness for Inova Health System. Ms. Wadhwa has helped drive the link between sustainability and wellness in the healthcare industry while leading the Healthier Hospitals Initiative from launch to over 1,300 hospitals, through her work at Inova and while sharing her passion through education. Seema is most fulfilled when serving in the local and global community.
"Pursuing sustainability is core to modern healthcare leadership. Through water conservation, sustainable packaging, renewable energy, and reducing carbon emissions, we save money, improve the health of the planet, and compete in business efficiently." — Michael Sneed, Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs for Johnson & Johnson, USA