I am proud to be a member of the planning committee for the Sustainable Pittsburgh series on sustainability in the healthcare industry- one of the first series in our region to cover a wide-range of topics on sustainability and the options available to healthcare providers and consumers. Due to the size of our healthcare sector in Western PA, it is crucial that we discuss new options that are available around the country to make our healthcare facilities, systems, products, and providers more sustainable. Ultimately, healthcare purchasing decisions affect not only contract negotiators, but all the “downstream” participants, from hospital and medical staff to patients and their families. This series stresses how collaborations with suppliers to bring safer, cleaner products into healthcare institutions make a healthier environment both inside and outside the hospital.
The sheer volume of purchasing power wielded by healthcare facilities can help to drive market change: forcing suppliers to disclose ingredients, offer green alternatives and ultimately offer more options for healthier hospitals, healthier patients and healthier employees.
On Thursday March 8, 8:00 to 10:30 am, please join us- in person or via webinar – for “Improving Healing Environments — Building Value Chain Capacity: Sustainability’s Role in Product Purchasing and Service Procurement for Healthcare.” The workshop will be held at the Regional Learning Allicance, 850 Cranberry Woods Drive, in Cranberry Township. Breakfast is provided.
Click here to register and for more information.