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The Green Hospital Pilot Project was a two-year initiative, created as a collaboration among the region's hospitals, to reduce waste stream volume, encourage energy and building efficiency, and enhance healthy environmental practices. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency funded the grant program, which was administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

The following hospitals participated in the pilot program:

Abington Memorial Hospital
Albert Einstein Medical Center
Chestnut Hill Hospital
Doylestown Hospital
Eastern Regional Medical Center
Fox Chase Cancer Center
Holy Redeemer Health System
Lansdale Hospital
Main Line Health System
Mercy Suburban Hospital
Methodist Hospital – TJUH
Nazareth Hospital
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Pennsylvania Hospital
St. Mary Medical Center
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
The Lower Bucks Hospital
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

The pilot hospitals completed an assessment of environmental practices to establish a baseline for ongoing progress. Click here to see the initial assessment results.

Four workgroups were formed to develop common approaches and improve practices:

Four educational workshops, organized by the Women's Health & Environmental Network, were provided for all pilot members. The fourth workshop, "Sustainable Healthcare: Forging a Healthier Future", was hosted by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in October 2008. Click here to see the agenda and presentations.


A compendium of environmental best practices was developed for use by hospitals both within and outside the region to develop their respective environmental goals. Click here for more information.