CE credit webinar: Introduction to new Sustainable Healthcare Certification requirements
A free, on-demand Pioneers in Quality webinar is available through Feb. 9, 2024, to introduce The Joint Commission’s new Sustainable Healthcare Certification requirements. The new program became effective Jan. 1, 2024, and evaluates whether hospitals and critical access hospitals have established and implemented key structures and processes to improve energy efficiency, decrease their carbon footprint, and decrease waste.
The framework of this new certification requires hospitals to:
- Identify environmental sustainability and decarbonization as a strategic priority and allocate the resources needed to achieve and sustain its goals to improve its environmental footprint by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions.
- Measure greenhouse gas emissions and develop goals and action plans to reduce emissions.
The webinar introduces each standard and element of performance, offers examples for how they would be applied and highlights resources available to assist organizations wishing to adopt these sustainable practices and requirements.
See The Joint Commission’s continuing education policies for more information.