Today, hospitals have chosen an approach that which has turned them into innovative health centers and caring care centers, that of course and so they run high quality standards with cost control.
Though adopting this approach looks desirable, but in reality, these managerial approaches have strongly pushed the environment, In other words, hospitals and health centers are caught up in a management paradox.
In recent years, various organizations and environmental NGOs have been putting pressure on hospitals and health centers to control their environmental impacts, but these social and governance pressures have led to increased costs and superficial controls.
Sustainability in hospitals and healthcare centers is a subject which is acquiring more and more consideration by health-care professionals, public authorities and donor agencies. The healthcare sector and especially hospitals account for a massive, but often neglected or even ignored impact on the environment and face high costs for use of energy, water and disposal of material (waste). Other issues described in this guide also influence safety and quality of services provided.
Green Hospitals is a project which provides technical support to the healthcare industry for selecting products and work practices that reduce occupational and environmental hazards, maintain quality patient care, and contain costs.
The positive implications of Green hospitals:
What areas are focused in the Green Hospital?
- Energy Consumption
- Water Consumption
- Waste Management
- Administration and Management affairs
- Catering, Restaurant, Cafeteria
- Garden and Green Space
- Patient care
- Housekeeping (Cleaning & Disinfecting)
The green Hospital model has 245 indicators in the domains mentioned above. These indicators can be used in the form of user-defined checklists and allows the user to audit and rate the hospital in terms of the conditions of a green hospital.
The method of scoring in this model determines the distance to the ideal level and the user can define the improvement projects accordingly.
In this model, prioritizing improvement projects is one of the important issues that are determined by a scientific method through scoring cards.
Auditing and Certification:
This model, after implementation of improvement projects and internal audits by users, based on hospital request, External audits are conducted by the experts of Sustain Ever and ultimately lead to a formal certification by The Energy Globe Foundation.
Certificate of The Energy Globe Foundation is one of the most known in the world. The Energy Global Foundation has 182 member countries.
Note: An external audit of hospital can be made in an unobstructed and self-explanatory manner by the applicant.