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MGHC recognizes the interconnection between human health and the environment. We support and encourage sustainability initiatives that improve human and environmental health and financial performance that strengthen Michigan’s healthcare sector.

MGHC Goals:

  • Examine how the design and operation of our health care facilities impact human, community and environmental health.
  • Identify cost savings achieved through sustainability programs.
  • Establish annual goals.
  • Promote sustainable strategies for healthcare facilities, including:
    • Reduced energy consumption.
    • Responsible waste management.
    • Healthy, sustainable and local food.
    • Safer chemicals.
    • Environmental preferable purchasing.

MGHC Resources:

Membership & Communications

  • Membership for this committee requires yearly enrollment.
  • The committee term runs from the beginning of July to June of the following year.
  • Members will receive communications to keep them informed about webinars, committee events, and new action items.

2015 Michigan Green Healthcare Annual Conference

To review the conference brochure and for registration information, please click here. To register online, please click here.

The Michigan Green Healthcare Conference is intended for individuals and organizations interested in promoting sustainability practices within the healthcare industry. We encourage sustainability officers, dieticians, clinicians, engineers, architects, pharmacists, environmental services, food and nutrition, and maintenance managers, energy coordinators, business partners, governmental agencies, public health professionals, non-profits, and anyone else with a passion for reducing the ecological footprint of the healthcare industry to attend the conference.

Please review the 2015 Save the Date and Sponsorship Opportunities for more information.

Michigan Green Healthcare Award Nominations due Aug. 28, 2015. Please review the Awards Brochure for more information.

The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee is pleased to organize this event with the Michigan Health and Hospital Association.

2014 Michigan Green Healthcare Conference

Please review the 2014 event brochure and sponsorship opportunities for more information.

The 2014 recipients of the Inaugural Michigan Green Healthcare Awards include Beaumont Health System and Colin Murphy, Building Systems and Energy Manager, University of Michigan Hospitals & Health Centers.

Beaumont Health System was presented the Michigan Green Healthcare Champion Award. This award recognizes the broad impact and sustainability gain Beaumont has made for the organization and its community.

Colin Murphy was presented the Michigan Green Healthcare Hometown Hero Award. This award recognizes how Colin has demonstrated a vision and passion in his role at UMHS and how he inspires others to make a difference.

Thank you to our 2014 sponsors and exhibitors!

2014 Sponsors

2014 Exhibitors

2014 Conference Presentations

Current Action Items

  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative
    • The Healthier Hospitals Initiative, organized by Health Care Without Harm, Practice Green Health and The Center for Health Design, is a call-to-action for an entire industry. The HHI recruits the nation’s hospitals to participate in any of their initiatives: Engaged Leadership, Healthier Food, Leaner Energy, Less Waste, Safer Chemicals and Smarter Purchasing. The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee plans to spend the year engaging the MHA member hospitals to increase their involvement with HHI. With that, the MHA has signed a letter of agreement to become a supporting organization for this initiative. It is the goal of the MGHC to have 60% (80/133) of Michigan hospitals enrolled in at least one challenge from HHI by 2015.

Participating Michigan hospitals in HHI include:

  • Ascension Health – Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Ascension Health – Borgess Medical Center
  • Ascension Health – Borgess Pipp Hospital
  • Ascension Health – Genesys Regional Medical Center
  • Ascension Health – Providence-Providence Park Hospital , Novi Campus
  • Ascension Health – Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus
  • Ascension Health – St. John Hospital & Medical Center
  • Ascension Health – St. John Macomb Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. John North Shores
  • Ascension Health – St. John Oakland Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. John River District Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. Joseph Hospital – Tawas City
  • Ascension Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center of Saginaw
  • Ascension Health – St. Mary’s Standish Community Hospital
  • Beaumont Hospital – Dearborn
  • Beaumont Hospital – Farmington Hills
  • Beaumont Hospital – Grosse Pointe
  • Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak
  • Beaumont Hospital – Taylor
  • Beaumont Hospital – Trenton
  • Beaumont Hospital – Troy
  • Beaumont Hospital – Wayne
  • Bronson Battle Creek
  • Bronson LakeView Hospital
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Charlevoix Area Hospital
  • Henry Ford Health System – Henry Ford Hospital
  • Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital – Mt. Clemons
  • Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital
  • Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
  • Hurley Medical Center
  • Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital
  • McLaren – Macomb Hospital
  • McLaren – Northern Michigan
  • Memorial Healthcare
  • Metro Health Hospital
  • Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital
  • Munson Healthcare Grayling Hospital
  • Munson Medical Center
  • North Ottawa Community Health System
  • Otsego Memorial Hospital
  • Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital
  • ProMedica Bixby Hospital
  • ProMedica Herrick Hospital
  • Saint Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
  • Sparrow Carson Hospital
  • Sparrow Clinton Hospital
  • Sparrow Ionia Hospital
  • Sparrow Hospital – Main Campus
  • Sparrow Specialty Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Big Rapids Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Blodgett Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Gerber Memorial Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Kelsey Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Ludington Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Reed City Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – United Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Zeeland Hospital
  • Tenet – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Tenet – Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center
  • Tenet – DMC – Huron Valley – Sinai Hospital
  • Tenet – Sinai – Grace Hospital
  • Tenet – Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women’s Hospital
  • Tenet – Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
  • Trinity Health – Mercy Health Saint Mary’s
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
  • War Memorial Hospital

If you have any questions regarding the Michigan Green healthcare Committee, please contact Kristen Cavanagh-Strong at the MHA at (517) 323-3443.


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