HAN member Intermountain Healthcare announced a major step it is taking towards sustainability by joining a utility-scale solar project that will supply 20 percent of the health system’s total electricity needs for the next 20 years. Intermountain Healthcare includes sustainability as a fourth pillar of its anchor mission strategy. The health system was an early signatory to HAN’s Impact Purchasing Commitment, created in partnership with Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth.
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“This is Intermountain’s biggest step in our commitment to help create a cleaner environment in the communities we serve,” said Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Intermountain Healthcare. “We want to help drive the solutions that will clean our air and make us more sustainable in the future.”
Studies have shown that the environment in a community has a direct impact on the health of the people who live there. “This is why sustainability is one of Intermountain’s major goals and is one of the many steps Intermountain is taking to be more efficient in the future,” said Moore.