Happy Earth Day, everyone!
As we continue talking about sustainability in healthcare, we know small decisions can make a big impact. We also need to acknowledge the large decisions that take a lot of research and a lot of help. Rush University Medical Center is one example of an organization that thinks about sustainability “upstream,” which means that the medical center considers sustainability at the front end of projects.
Recently, Rush planned for sustainability when it constructed a new hospital. The new hospital, the Tower, opened in January 2012 and was designed to conserve energy and water, reduce waste, and even use sustainable building materials. It is the only full-service green hospital in Chicago with gold LEED certification.
Take a look at the hospital’s environmentally friendly facility:
This is a great example of a huge sustainability initiative within healthcare, and we want to congratulate Rush on their accomplishments. To learn more about Rush and its new hospital, check out its website.