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Michigan Green Healthcare Committee LogoMission

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 will:

  • 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.

Michigan Green Healthcare Annual Conference

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.


The Michigan Green Healthcare Committee is pleased to organize this event in collaboration with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

MGHC is pleased to announce that the 2014 conference will be held at the GVSU Eberhard Center in Grand Rapids on Thursday, October 9th.

Thanks to our 2013 conference sponsors!!

Meeting Schedule
Our next committee meeting is on Tuesday, June 10th 2014.

Current Action Items

  • MHA Green Healthcare Committee Presents: Introduction to the Healthier Hospitals Initiative Webinar! Join us on Thursday, May 1st from noon to 1 p.m. For more information, view the webinar brochure.
  • 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. Currently, 28% (37/133) of Michigan hospitals are enrolled in at least one challenge from HHI.
Participating Michigan hospitals in HHI include:  
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • Sparrow Hospital – Lansing
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital
  • Sparrow Specialty Hospital
  • Metro Health Hospital
  • McLaren Northern Michigan
  • Beaumont Hospital Royal oak
  • Sparrow Ionia Hospital
  • Beaumont Troy Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. John Hospital and Medical Center
  • Beaumont Hospital Grosse Pointe
  • Ascension Health – St. John Macomb Hospital
  • Vanguard - DMC – Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. John River District Hospital
  • Vanguard - DMC – Sinai – Grace Hospital
  • Ascension health – Providence Southfield Campus
  • Vanguard – Detroit Receiving Hospital & University Health Center 
  • Ascension Health – Providence Park Campus
  • Vanguard – Children’s Hospital of Michigan
  • Ascension Health – Genesys Regional medical Center
  • Vanguard – Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan
  • Ascension Health – Borgess Lee Memorial Hospital
  • Vanguard – Harper University Hospital/Hutzel Women’s Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. Mary’s Medical Center of Saginaw
  • Spectrum Health – Butterworth Hospital
  • Vanguard – DMC Surgery Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. Mary’s Standish Community Hospital
  • Ascension Health – St. Joseph Hospital
  • Spectrum Health – Blodgett Hospital
  • Spectrum Health
  • McLaren Macomb Hospital
  • Ascension Health – Borgess Medical Center
  • Sparrow Health System
  • Sparrow Clinton Hospital
  • Beaumont Health System
  • University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
  • Saint Joseph Mercy-Ann Arbor

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

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