Designing the 21st Century Hospital: Environmental Leadership for Healthier Patients and Facilities

Almost two hundred healthcare organizations in the United States are advancing green design, construction, and operational strategies for their facilities. It is in the context of furthering this important dialogue that The Center for Health Design (CHD) and Health Care Without Harm commissioned the writing of these papers, which individually tackle very different aspects of this complex, intricate, and compelling subject. But together, they represent an incredible opportunity to move healthcare from the status quo to becoming more responsible stewards of the environment.