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Poll at CleanMed Boston 2013: 90% of hospitals increasing sustainability investment

A poll conducted among several hospital administrators at the recent CleanMed 2013 Conference found most hospitals are increasing sustainability investments and committing to greener healing environments.

Among the survey respondents, some 87 percent said their hospitals incorporate sustainability into both the decision-making process and hospital operations. When it comes to spending, 20 percent indicated their organization invested more than $1 million in sustainability initiatives in 2012, which includes the purchase of sustainable products.

The poll reflects sustainability investment in the health care sector is on the upswing — a total of 90 percent of those surveyed indicated that their hospital increased investment in sustainability in 2012 versus the previous year. Some 37 percent of hospital administrators cited reducing overall operational costs as a top priority. Read full article at