Michigan Green Healthcare Committee recognizes the
interconnection between health and the environment. We support
and encourage sustainability initiatives that improve human
and environmental health, protect the unique resources of the
state and strengthen Michigan’s healthcare sector.
- examine our ecological
- establish annual goals
- promote sustainable
strategies for healthcare facilities
- propose and create joint
initiatives with key stakeholders
- develop and disseminate
- generate new ideas and
initiatives to respond to emerging needs and concerns
- meet environmental,
economic and social objectives
MGHC will work to
establish a framework for Michigan’s healthcare sector
to improve the health and well being of the states’
ecology and its citizens.
- Membership for this
committee requires yearly enrollment.
- The committee term runs
from the beginning of July to June of the following
- Members will receive
communications monthly to keep them informed about
webinars, committee events, and new action items.
Membership Code of Ethics
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 Conference is scheduled for September 11 & 12, 2013, at the Atheneum Suite Hotel in Detroit, MI. To register for this event and find additional information on becoming sponsor or exhibitor, please click on the links below.
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.
Thanks to our conference
- Conference Partner:
- Keynote Speaker Sponsor:
- Reception Sponsor:
- Lunch Sponsor:
EAU3 Distributing Inc.
- Breakfast Sponsor:
- Exhibitors: LiveWall, LLC,
Environmental Services, LLC,
EAU3 Distributing Inc.,
Nichols, Practice Greenhealth,
Barr Engineering Company,
Food Cycle Science,
MI Air, MI
PSC Environmental Services,
Daniels Sharpsmart, Inc. and
Consumers Energy Business Solutions
- Conference Friend: Resource Recycling Systems,
Food Cycle Science,
Herman Miller Healthcare
This Committee meets quarterly.
- September 11-12, 2013 • Michigan Green Healthcare Annual Conference
Current Action Items
- The Healthier Hospitals Initiative, organized by
healthcare Without Harm, Practice Green Health and
The Center for Health Design, is a call-to-action
for an entire industry. It is an invitation for
healthcare organizations across the country to join
the shift to a more sustainable business model, and
a challenge for them to address the health and
environmental impacts of their industry. 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 promote this initiative
amongst Michigan hospitals and increase
Participating Michigan hospitals include:
- Beaumont Health System
- Bronson Methodist Hospital
- Borgess Medical Center
- Henry Ford Health System
- Metro Health Hospital
- Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
- Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
- Vanguard- DMC- Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
- Vanguard- DMC- Sinai-Grace Hospital
- Vanguard- DMC- Surgery Hospital
Press Release – HHI Article
Michigan Healthy Food Work Group
- This advisory group
of hospital members has been formed to work on
healthy food initiatives.
- Pharmaceutical Waste
- The Healthcare
Pharmaceutical Waste Management Workshop was held on
January 26 at Lansing Community College, West
Campus. A follow up webinar will be held on July 26.
Register at the
This section offers
resources for members of the healthcare community in
areas such as recycling campaigns, green examples, and
waste disposal. This section also offers presentations
for the 2012 Michigan Green Healthcare Conference.
Articles & Success Stories
If you have any questions
regarding the Michigan Green healthcare Committee, please
Steven Johnson at the MHA at (517) 323-3443.