At HCA Healthcare, our responsibility is to the health and well-being of our patients and our colleagues.

Creating healthy communities includes maintaining a healthy environment. As stewards of the environment, we work to protect and preserve natural resources by greening hospital practices, promoting conservation and exercising environmentally conscious purchasing.

Waste Stream

We continually mitigate our waste impact through extensive recycling initiatives, including thousands of pounds of rechargeable batteries and cardboard, as well as increased composting, duplex printing, pharmaceutical waste disposal, and mercury and polystyrene reduction.

Environmental Purchasing

We are continually employing greener alternatives, including purchasing reusable and reprocessed single-use devices, setting minimum purchasing standards and improving the availability of information regarding green product attributes.

Construction and Renovation

We are committed to alternative energy sources, sustainable building material choices, construction and demolition waste recycling, and our environmental building scorecards. We are also proud to have several Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified facilities.

Energy and Water

Our facilities continuously monitor energy performance and improve energy efficiency by employing alternative energy sources, sustainable water usage and rigorous efficiency standards.

28M pounds of cardboard, paper, aluminum, wood and batteries recycled in 2019

1.05M kWh reduction in energy usage in 2019 (compared to 2018)

74M pounds of construction waste recycled in 2019

1.1M pounds of devices diverted from landfills in 2019

Practice Greenhealth

Healthier Hospitals Initiative

Greening the Operating Room Initiative
Founding Sponsor

HealthTrust’s Environmental Sustainability Network

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