Michigan’s Premier Sustainability Conference Features Industry Leaders
Posted on August 16, 2019
The 2019 MHA Michigan Green Healthcare Conference is scheduled for Oct. 9 and 10 at the Baronette Renaissance Hotel in Novi, and registration is now open.
The conference will kick off at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9 with a tour of Henry Ford West Bloomfield Hospital for a firsthand look at the facility, which has earned LEED silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. The tour will be followed by a reception at the hotel. On Oct. 10, participants will hear from industry leaders about how healthcare facilities, health professionals, governmental agencies and partner organizations are greening the healthcare sector to save money, improve health and protect natural resources.
The 2019 Keynote speaker is Gary Cohen, president and co-founder, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, Reston, VA. Cohen’s expertise will bring immense value to the conference as he shares how healthcare leaders can address the environmental health impacts related to toxic chemical exposure and climate change.
General sessions will allow attendees to dive deeper into how conserving energy, reducing waste and offering healthier and locally sourced food is increasing the quality of care and lowering costs for patients.
In addition, the MHA is accepting nominations for the Michigan Green Healthcare Award. The deadline for award nominations has been extended to Aug. 23 to ensure everyone has an opportunity to honor those who are making a difference in greening healthcare. Nominations for both individuals and organizations will be judged on a 100-point scoring system based on criteria in three categories: innovation and engagement, impact and results, and commitment. The awards will be presented Oct. 10 during the conference.
For more information on the Michigan Green Healthcare Conference or the awards program, contact Kristen Hammock at the MHA. Questions on conference registration should be directed to Brenda Carr at the MHA.
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