April 17, 2012 – 2:00 pm – April 17, 2012 – 3:00 pm — Eastern Standard Time
Register at http://practicegreenhealth.org/webinars/introducing-healthier-hospital-initiative
Join the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Co-Directors, Seema Wadhwa and Janet Brown as they introduce the three-year Healthier Hospitals Initiative. Coordinated by Health Care Without Harm, Practice Greenhealth and the Center for Health Design, HHI is a sector-wide initiative to measure the environmental and financial benefits to six “challenge” areas in environmental sustainability in health care. Practice Greenhealth members have been leaders in health care sustainability and participation in the Environmental Excellence Awards program has resulted in the sector-only Sustainability Benchmark Report. But thanks to eleven sponsoring health systems, the coordinated HHI is no charge to any hospital in the United States and Canada. How-to guides, case studies, forums and a Mentor Program will help hospitals successfully meet the goals of their chosen challenge area(s).
- Join us to learn more about HHI
- Learn about the eleven sponsoring health systems
- Understand the six challenge areas
- Learn how to register and join the momentum, leading communities to a healthier future
Seema Wadhwa, Co-Director, Healthier Hospitals Initiative
Seema Wadhwa is the Co-Director of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. She also is the Director of Sustainability at Urban Ltd. and serves as the Director of Sustainability for Inova, an HHI sponsor comprised of hospitals, nursing homes, emergency- and urgent-care centers, assisted-living communities and community health and wellness programs.
Seema is responsible for the creation and adoption of sustainable management practices at Inova. Prior to her role with Inova, Seema spent several years managing engineering design projects. Seema’s industry experience extends to advising about best practices in green building, enabling a sustainable approach to the design and implementation of health care projects. She is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) accredited professional.
Janet Brown, Director, Content & Outreach, Healthier Hospitals Initiative
Janet Brown, EDAC is Director, Content and Outreach for the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and Director, Facility Engagement for Practice Greenhealth. Janet works with hundreds of facilities on environmental improvement activities and is a frequent speaker and writer on health care sustainability and respectful work environments.
Prior to joining Practice Greenhealth, Janet coordinated health care environmental management programs for Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City from 1991 to 2004. Janet is Contributing Editor for Health Care Design Magazine, where she writes the monthly Green Column.