|You’re well-aware that the health care industry is devoted to improving the lives of others, which is why it makes perfect sense that more hospitals and clinics throughout North America are going green.In addition to being environmentally conscious and improving the quality of life for patients and visitors, many green efforts save organizations big bucks in the long run, and these efforts can actually bring in additional revenue. In fact, it has been estimated that every dollar a nonprofit health care organization saves on energy is equivalent to generating $20 in new revenue.It’s true that, on a large scale, going green can be expensive. But, you don’t have to install solar panels or build new LEED-certified facilities to make a turn for the greener; there are plenty of steps your health care organization can take that are easily adaptable and affordable.|
After the announcement is made, provide staff with a Recycled Pen, Note and Flag Set or Jute Tote to drive home the message and keep ‘green’ at the top of their minds. Or, go one step beyond and encourage them to take the green mentality home: provide fun and informative EcoHome Energy Conservation Kits.
Start by thinking small. Baby steps like these can make a valuable impact in your health care organization and lead to bigger steps like addressing the building and overhauling the entire way you provide care. Get started with your plan to go green today to do what you do best—taking care of others and improving the quality of life for patients, visitors and the community.
“Going Green in Health Care.” HFMA – Healthcare Financial Management Association. Web. 2 Nov. 2009.
“10 Ways to Go Green at Work.” The Green Life. Web. 25 Nov. 2009.
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