In 2015, affiliated hospitals began using 30-watt or less light bulbs, an upgrade estimated to reduce annual carbon dioxide emissions by more than 6 million pounds.
Our organization’s top priority is to provide quality healthcare. We also understand that the delivery of health services has the potential to affect our environment. That’s why our organization is working to identify and implement processes that improve efficiency, reduce consumption and waste, minimize environmental impact and improve the well-being of the communities we serve.
Our baseline Sustainability Report was published in 2010 with a follow-up report published in 2012. Our third Sustainability Report, originally scheduled for publication in 2014, was published in 2015, and incorporates our understanding of the sustainability practices underway at hospitals that joined our organization through the acquisition of Health Management Associates, Inc. in January 2014.
As we continue to operate responsibly, we are developing meaningful, quantifiable initiatives designed to enhance sustainable practices. Representatives from many areas of our organization, including operations, facilities management, materials management and purchasing, clinical quality, patient safety, employee safety, human resources, and more, are working together to demonstrate an organization wide commitment to sustainability and good stewardship.