WASHINGTON, April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Advisory Board Company announced today the launch of the Health Care Sustainability Initiative (HCSI)™, which offers a free, publicly available toolkit that enables hospitals to reduce environmental footprints while decreasing costs.
Environmental sustainability is a growing concern among hospital leaders, though many hospitals and health systems do not have the resources to develop a full sustainability program. To serve hospitals nationwide in the pursuit of reducing costs while protecting the environment, a pro bono research team at the Advisory Board has compiled an action-oriented toolkit designed for immediate use by hospitals and health systems.
The free toolkit includes:
An infographic on 10 "low-hanging fruit" opportunities to save money and reduce environmental impact;
Ten tactical briefs on opportunities to save energy, optimize purchasing, and reduce waste;
A best practice-based energy reduction tool to calculate potential savings and learn about tactics; and
Research, news articles, and blog posts relevant to environmental sustainability.
"The Advisory Board Company is celebrating this Earth Day as an opportunity to release these resources to help hospitals be better environmental stewards and cut costs," said Graham McLaughlin, Managing Director of Community Impact, the Advisory Board's corporate responsibility program. "The HCSI offers a free body of resources that will help hospitals across the nation promote community health, increase employee and patient engagement, and save millions of dollars annually."
The firm believes deeply in the importance of environmental sustainability, as shown through internal sustainability efforts such as locating offices in LEED-certified buildings and utilizing travel reduction programs. Through the HCSI, the Advisory Board aims to help all health care providers, regardless of means, pursue similar sustainability goals.
Visit the Health Care Sustainability Initiative website to access these resources and learn more about how the Community Impact division of the Advisory Board is working with its member hospital and health systems, free of charge, to increase their social impact. To ask sustainability-related questions, contact [email protected].
The Advisory Board Company is the leading provider of insight-driven performance improvement software and solutions to the rapidly changing health care and higher education industries. Through its innovative membership model, the Company collaborates with more than 230,000 leaders at 5,000 member organizations to elevate performance and solve their most pressing problems. The company provides strategic guidance, actionable insights, web-based software solutions, and comprehensive implementation and management services. For more information, visit the firm's website, www.advisory.com.