Green Healthcare: Growing Your Organizations Bottom Line & Mitigating Risk

Venue: Internet

Location: modesto, United States

Event Date/Time: Apr 12, 2011 End Date/Time: Apr 12, 2011
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The specter of global warming and ever-rising energy costs have prompted healthcare providers to be far more environmentally conscious than ever. However, that does that not automatically mean extra costs. Six and seven-figure annual savings can easily be achieved through the tweaking of day-to-day operations via green healthcare initiatives – money that goes right to your organization’s bottom line. Moreover, the use of green practices also saves money by mitigating some risk management costs.

This webinar will answer the “how and why” of green healthcare’s bottom line and more. It is co-sponsored by Payers & Providers and features three of the biggest names in the green healthcare movement: Gary Cohen of Health Care Without Harm, Kathy Gerwig of Kaiser Permanente and Gil Friend of Natural Logic.

About Health Care Without Harm
The Boston-based Health Care Without Harm is an international coalition of hospitals and healthcare systems, medical professionals, community groups, health-affected constituencies, labor unions, environmental and environmental health organizations and religious groups. The organization encourages healthcare organizations to engage in more environmentally conscious practices such as disposal of medical waste without incineration and green building practices.

About Kaiser Permanente
The Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente is one of the largest healthcare organizations in the United States. Its Environmental Stewardship Council has pushed the organization to purchase more renewable goods and use more sources of renewable energy and engage in green building practices.

About Natural Logic
The Berkeley, Calif.-based Natural Logic has provided sustainability consulting to some of California’s largest enterprises, including Hewlett-Packard, the City of Los Angeles and Levi Straus & Co.