Making Strides in Sustainability

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As one of the leading providers of healthcare services in the nation, HCA Healthcare is committed to the care and improvement of human life. We demonstrate this commitment through service to our patients, in our communities and for one another. But what most don’t know is our interest in protecting the environment – a natural extension of our mission – through company-wide sustainability efforts.

HCA Healthcare has organized its sustainability initiatives under the Sustainability Steering Committee, chaired by Alan Yuspeh, senior vice president and chief ethics and compliance officer, where four task forces work on environmental issues with company-wide application:

  • Construction and Major Renovation – reducing construction waste and building towards LEED standards where practical;
  • Energy and Water – decreasing the overall energy and water use at facilities;
  • Waste Stream – finding recycling and waste disposal solutions throughout the HCA Healthcare system, and,
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing – looking for goods and services with low environmental impact.

Those are just a few of the many ways HCA Healthcare – and all its facilities – are working to become more environmentally friendly for our employees, patients and the communities we serve.

Watch the video below to see how we are practicing environmental sustainability, and ultimately, creating true healing environments.

Any ideas for our sustainability efforts? Let us know in the comment section.  

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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