Scott Slotterback, Policy Director for Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), a program of Health Care Without Harm, and four sustainability leaders from GGHH members were among the ten winners in the Sustainability Category of the 2017 “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” Award. The GGHH member representatives include: Ahmed Idhammad (Head of Sustainable Development, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh, Morocco), Gustav Eriksson (Head of Environmental Department at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden), Sonia Roschnik (Sustainable Health Advisor, Previous Head of Unit to the NHS England SDU, United Kingdom) and Douwe Kiestra, President, International Federation of Hospital Engineering). In addition, Jon Utech, (Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at the Cleveland Clinic, USA), a member of GGHH’s partner program Practice Greenhealth Is also winning the award.
The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards program honors individuals in healthcare deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Grupo Midia’s Healthcare Management magazine to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact. The award ceremony will take place on 14 November 2017 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The 10 award winners in each category receive equal recognition and honors at the ceremony and in Healthcare Management International magazine.
As Policy Director, Scott Slotterback leads the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network and plays a central role in building its technical capacity.
Scott came to GGHH after working for over 30 years on complex building and land use planning projects, including a decade at Kaiser Permanente (one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the United States), where he led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major health care buildings. He has authored numerous health care sustainability focused case studies, design standards, white papers, and articles and has presented this work at national and international conferences. Scott also served on the steering committee that wrote the Green Guide for Healthcare, which became the basis for LEED for Healthcare.
"Working with members that represent over 28,000 hospitals and health centers, Health Care Without Harm is seeing wide-spread adoption of sustainability, globally across the health sector. The GGHH member network is leading the way to a green, low-carbon, climate-resilient future," says Scott Slotterback.
As GGHH members, the Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh, NHS England Sustainable Development Unit, International Federation of Hospital Engineering and Karolinska University Hospital are at the forefront of sustainable health care, creating innovative, high impact solutions to reduce the environmental footprint of health care facilities in their countries.
Our members continue to raise the bar for sustainable health care. We are honored to be working with them to transform the heath sector around the world.
Sustainability Category Winners:
- Scott Slotterback Policy Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, HCWH
- Ahmed Idhammad, Head of Sustainable Development, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh
- Gustav Eriksson, Head of Environmental Department at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
- Sonia Roschnik, Sustainable Health Advisor, Previous Head of Unit to the NHS England SDU
- Douwe Kiestra, President, International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE)
- Jon Utech, Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at the Cleveland Clinic
- Gail Vittori, LEED Fellow, Co-director of Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
- Erol Odabasi, Global Director of Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson, USA
- Michael G. Vale, Executive Vice President, Health Care Business Group, 3M
- Kevin Krueger, Procurement & Sustainability Manager at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital