Scott Slotterback, Policy Director for Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), a program of Health Care Without Harm, and four sustainability leaders from GGHH members were among the ten winners in the Sustainability Category of the 2017 “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” Award. The GGHH member representatives include: Ahmed Idhammad (Head of Sustainable Development, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh, Morocco), Gustav Eriksson (Head of Environmental Department at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden), Sonia Roschnik (Sustainable Health Advisor, Previous Head of Unit to the NHS England SDU, United Kingdom) and Douwe Kiestra, President, International Federation of Hospital Engineering). In addition, Jon Utech, (Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at the Cleveland Clinic, USA), a member of GGHH’s partner program Practice Greenhealth is also winning the award.
GGHH’s Policy Director, Scott Slotterback, was interviewed about the role of the health care sector in addressing climate change at the Australasian College of Health Service Management/ Australian Council on Healthcare Standards Asia-Pacific Health Leadership Congress in Sydney that took place on 27-29 September.
Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) is pleased to announce the launch of the Green Health Challenges, a new initiative calling on its robust network of over 900 members, representing the interests of more than 28,000 hospitals and health centers in 49 countries, to increase their commitment to reduce their environmental footprint.
Founding participants include GGHH members from Asia, Pacific, Latin America, Europe, and Africa. The Challenges were first announced on October 10 at GGHH’s bi-annual Latin America regional conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil and will be featured at the Network’s Asia regional conference in Taiwan this week.