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The conference for essential hospital leaders.

June 22-24 | BOSTON
June 22

Noon –
1 pm

Sponsored By

Climate Luncheon

Building climate resilience in essential hospitals

Health care in the United States has a huge effect on the national and global environments. Representing 20 percent of the U.S. gross domestic product, the health care industry is a major consumer of energy and material resources and thus a major producer of waste and greenhouse gases.

The U.S. health care industry is responsible for close to 10 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions, with most expecting that share to rise without action. Essential hospitals innovate and adapt to lead the health care industry toward better outcomes and value; climate resilience and sustainability efforts are a natural extension of this powerful work.

VITAL2022 will feature a climate luncheon sponsored by the Kresge Foundation as a part of an ongoing partnership to build climate resilience in essential hospitals. Join us for a buffet lunch June 22, from noon to 1 pm ET, where leadership from three Kresge Foundation grantees will present their ongoing work, followed by an open forum for members to discuss the current health care and climate landscape. Registration for this event can be completed during conference registration.

Kresge Foundation

Grantee Presenters

The University of California San Fransisco Health has set a target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2025 through various emission reduction efforts, specifically tackling scope 1 and 2 emissions, with a large component focusing on anesthesia gases.


Seema Gandhi, MD
Clinical Professor, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care
Medical Director of Sustainability

St. Luke’s Health System is performing waste audits in key clinical areas to identify areas of improvement, including education, waste reduction, and circularity.


Mark Sandoval
System Operational Safety Manager

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is implementing a plan to reduce energy spending and grow sustainability efforts via elevator and lighting monitoring systems.


Ian Hadden, PE, MBA
Executive Director of Engineering and Operations


Demonstrate your commitment to the mission of essential hospitals and help your organization shape a strategy for success.

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Contact us at

America’s Essential Hospitals
401 Ninth St. NW, Suite 900,
Washington, DC 20004