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.

“One of the key issues today is climate change. Hospitals are working on mitigating their own impact, reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. They are working on resilience to climate change, preparing their facilities and their medical systems to be able to respond to the changes that are being driven by climate change. And they are working on leadership since the trusted voice of healthcare has a powerful impact”, explained Scott Slotterback in the interview.

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As Policy Director, Scott Slotterback assures the smooth functioning of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network while helping lead its ongoing development. He also plays a central role in building the technical capacity of the Network.

Scott Slotterback comes to this role after working for over 30 years on complex building and land use planning projects, including a decade at Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the USA, where he led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major healthcare buildings. He authored numerous sustainability focused case studies, design standards, white papers, and articles. He also presented climate change resiliency and environmental sustainability at numerous national and international conferences and served on the Steering Committee that wrote the Green Guide for Healthcare, which became the basis for LEED for Healthcare.