Every year, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth honor exceptional individuals who have shown leadership in the areas of health care sustainability, waste reduction, sustainable food, innovation, and social change. This year’s award winners were honored during CleanMed, an annual healthcare sustainability conference hosted by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, May 7-9 in San Diego.
Environmental Health Hero Award Winner – Kathy Gerwig
As institutions for healing, hospitals have the potential to do more than simply treat patients. They also have the opportunity to heal the planet. In 2018, Health Care Without Harm has chosen to bestow its highest honor, the Environmental Health Hero Award, to Kathy Gerwig, who literally wrote the book on “greening” healthcare to heal the planet. read more