Compliance Assistance & Pollution Prevention in New England
Healthcare in New England
Welcome to EPA New England's Healthcare Home page - your guide to environmental resources and assistance for hospitals and other healthcare facilities.
In providing healthcare, the mission of a medical facility is to protect and improve the health of those in the community being served. With nearly 300 hospitals and thousands of other healthcare facilities in New England, the potential environmental and health impacts from these operations can, however, be significant. Hospitals, for example, use a wide range of toxic chemicals, generate large quantities of wastes, and consume vast amounts of energy and water.
The EPA New England Healthcare Assistance program is helping to provide the information facilities need – information to help them reduce the environmental impacts of their operations and improve their understanding of and compliance with environmental regulations. We're also helping facilities realize the cost savings and environmental benefits that can be attained through improvements in recycling, energy efficiency and water conservation.
While our assistance efforts focus primarily on hospitals, much of the information is applicable to smaller healthcare facilities as well.
Use the links below to access a wide range of information. If you can't find what you need or would like to hear more about what's going on, please contact Janet Bowen, EPA's Regional Healthcare Assistance Coordinator. She can be reached at:
Janet Bowen (Bowen.Janet@epa.gov)
To help you understand and comply with environmental requirements
Prevention & Best Management Practices
Energy, water conservation, reuse and recycling, toxic use reduction, Environmental Management Systems and more
Healthcare Program Resources
Links to state agencies and associations in New England & beyond
Healthcare Without Harm. OSHA E-tools and more
Compliance, Partners for Change and more