Sustainable healthcare facilities are facilities that continually deliver high-quality healthcare and work to improve public health without causing any severe ecological damage or exhausting its natural resources. It isn’t something that’s hard to imagine, but it can be difficult for facility administrators to accomplish. Instead, it’s typically something that facilities offering green healthcare continuously work toward by following steps similar to these.
Hire an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Service
Hiring a sustainable cleaning service has several benefits for hospitals. Eco-friendly cleaning involves the use of products that are made using environmentally friendly ingredients, which means patients and staff members aren’t exposed to harsh chemicals that could affect their breathing or cause a skin reaction. It can also help with infection control. For example, the University of California Davis Medical Center completed a study that showed while traditional cotton-loop mops reduced the number of bacteria on the floor by 30%, microfiber mops reduced the bacteria on the floor by 99%.[Read more…]