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Title: Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

Author: Kathy Gerwig

Date of Publication: 2014

 

As environmental protection grows into an imperative for all aspects of society, Greening Health Care offers an historical and practical approach to sustainable health care delivery.

The relationship between hospitals and the environment is defined by a glaring contradiction: as health care facilities deliver care at any cost, their environmental footprint — pollution, waste production, unsustainable food services — contributes to harming community health.

This book examines the intersections of health care and environmental health, both in terms of traditional failures and the revolution underway to fix them. Authored by one of the pioneers in health care’s green movement, it presents practical solutions for health care organizations and clinicians to improve their environments and the health of their communities.

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Title: Healthcare Facility Planning: Thinking Strategically

Author: Cynthia Hayward

Date of Publication: 2006

Are you faced with the daunting task of spending millions of dollars on updating, reconfiguring, expanding, or replacing your facility?

Healthcare Facility Planning: Thinking Strategically is a practical guide to help you ensure that your facility is flexible and able to meet the needs of patients, caregivers, and payers long into the future.

The focus of this book is on predesign planning, a stage of the healthcare facility planning, design, and construction process that is frequently overlooked. Benefit from the author’s 25 years of experience in healthcare facility planning and her involvement in major projects around the country with detailed examples, guidelines, and case studies will lead you step-by-step through a proven predesign planning process.

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