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Sustainable Operations

Sustainable operations address core issues in the hospital or facility that pertain to advancing a culture of environmental health and sustainability. For long term success, hospitals must support engaged leadership, go above and beyond regulatory compliance, and implement policies and programs that lay the foundation for long-term success.

Based on our years of experience and solid reputation in the industry, MD H2E works with hospitals to develop, implement, and evaluate sustainable policies and programs that improve the health of patients, staff, and community and the environment in which the live.

MD H2E staff are available to:

  • Meet with executive leadership at your facility

  • Present at a Green Team meeting

  • Conduct an educational seminar

  • Work on a pilot project

  • Collaborate on research or a case study

  • Conduct a specialized audit (e.g., mercury, pesticides) Assist in developing a plan for creating a sustainable culture and operation.

The following list is a sampling of topics that MD H2E can assist your facility with:

  • Blue wrap recycling

  • Community benefit

  • Energy conservation

  • Environmentally preferable purchasing

  • Goal development

  • Green cleaning

  • Greening the operating room Integrated pest management

  • Mercury elimination

  • Pharmaceutical waste management

  • Physician engagement

  • Policy development

  • PVC/DEHP elimination

  • Recycling Waste prevention

  • Regulated medical waste reduction

  • Visioning

  • Water conservation

Contact Joan Plisko to learn more.

Using microfiber mops along with greener
cleaning products in hospitals reduces patient
and worker exposures to harmful chemicals,
saves water and reduces waste.

Registered nurse and green team leader
Suzanne Jacobson of Frederick Memorial
Hospital showcases recycling on her unit.