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:
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.
"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
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