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Healthcare facilities cut expenses with sustainability programs

March 23, 2017

Healthcare facilities' sustainability programs are targeting operating room waste, energy efficiency and printers, according to an article on the Healthcare Finance website. 

As hospitals reconcile their massive environmental footprints, more systems are focusing on sustainability to cut their imprints and save money at the same time, the article said.

Hospitals emit roughly 8 percent of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. They also produce more than 4.67 million tons of waste every year and use 7 percent of the country's commercial water supply.

In operating rooms alone, fluid management programs, reformulation of operating room kits and unused tools, medical device reprocessing and HVAC setbacks for when ORs aren't in use can save $25,000 annually for just one operating room. 

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