Healthier Hospitals Initiative

The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) was originally founded by twelve of the largest, most influential U.S. health systems, comprising over 500 hospitals with more than $20 billion in purchasing power, along with Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm and the Center for Health Design to create a guide for hospitals to reduce energy and waste, choose safer and less-toxic products, and purchase and serve healthier foods.

With these twelve founding systems as anchors, the Initiative boasted more than 1,200 enrollees and used data to drive sector performance improvement. As a comprehenbsive, sector-wide initiative, it is fully consistent with and builds upon the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Triple Aim – Better Health, Better Care and Lower Costs, and institutes frameworks and implementation tools that can be used by every health care facility in the nation.