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Sustainability in Health Care Organizations: Successes, Challenges, and Opportunities
Keywords: Health care, sustainability
Abstract: Health care organizations have a scope of operations which involves uses of energy and production of waste which far exceeds that of organizations in other industries. As a result, hospitals, in particular, have opportunities to be leaders in the sustainability movement. This paper explores the nature of sustainability opportunities and the challenges associated with implementing sustainable business practices in health care organizations, and provides examples of successful sustainability programs.