Sustainability and resiliency are common buzzwords today. But for healthcare facilities to make progress in these areas, it's important to take a practical, feasible approach that aligns with budget considerations. Thinking strategically about incorporating sustainability can help hospitals save resources and become more efficient.
Sustainability requires evaluating systems--including building infrastructure and organizational practices-and implementing measures in line with proper budget planning. A healthcare facility needs to have reliable and resilient engineering systems to ensure safety for its patients. While other industries may be more willing to try new technologies and strategies to promote sustainability, healthcare facilities must find solutions proven to work in the unique healthcare environment.
Read the full article by HGA experts Krista M. Biason and Peter Dahl from Inside ASHE.
This article originally appeared in Inside ASHE. Copyright ASHE 2016, reprinted here with permission.