Environmental Responsibility in Catholic Healthcare
The Catholic Health Association and many Catholic health care systems (among them Catholic Health Initiatives, Catholic Health East and Catholic Healthcare West) are working to educate and build awareness of the importance of promoting environmental stewardship within Catholic health care. Through their leadership, they are encouraging greater environmentally responsible health care practices such as environmentally preferred purchasing, recycling, eliminating mercury, reduction of waste and environmentally conscious building construction. Through this initiative, CHA reaches out to more than 2,000 Catholic health care sponsors, systems, facilities and related organizations.
Catholic health care has developed “Environmental Responsibility and the Health Care Ministry,” a primer on environmental issues for Catholic health care. Click here to download the document in PDF Adobe Acrobat.
For a list of articles on environmental responsibility in Catholic health care and ongoing efforts, click here.
Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA)
For more information, contact Julie Trocchio at (202) 296-3993, at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the CHA website at www.chausa.org
Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI)
For more information, contact Colleen Scanlon at (303) 383-2693, at ColleenScanlon@CHI-National.org or visit the CHI website at www.catholichealthinit.org
Catholic Health East (CHE)
For more information, contact Elaine Bauer at (610) 355-2025, at email@example.com or visit the CHE website at www.che.org
Catholic Healthcare West (CHW)
For more information, contact Sr. Mary Ellen Leciejewski at (831) 462-7674, at Mellen@chw.edu or visit the CHW website at www.chw.edu