Siemens launches Green+ Hospitals program
5 February 2010
Siemens has introduced the Green+ Hospitals program to provide
a complete environmental solution, including ecological, social, and
In the healthcare industry this means increasing workflow efficiency,
improving economic sustainability, and simultaneously optimizing the
quality of patient care, all while taking environmentally relevant
aspects into account.
The Green+ Hospitals brings together all solutions that help hospitals
meet these three criteria.
For sustainable development, society needs healthcare systems that are
viable for the future and, which in turn also have to meet
sustainability criteria. However, cost pressures often result in
problems for healthcare systems, calling into question the
sustainability of their services. Today’s physicians and hospitals are
expected to be environmentally sensitive and continually improve patient
care, while simultaneously lowering costs.
The program optimises workflows and service processes are designed to be
more efficient. Innovative medical systems and high-tech building
infrastructure reduce energy costs and help to improve patient care.
Patients benefit for example from shorter wait times and new diagnostic
and treatment methods that put less strain on the body while improving
the quality of treatment.
“There are of course many approaches in the hospital that include
critical aspects of sustainable development for the organization, such
as promoting preventive care, patient orientation, and quality and
environmental management. However, these tend to be viewed as separate,
isolated issues. With Green+ Hospitals we want to turn the individual
aspects into a comprehensive picture to help our customers operate
sustainably,“ said Heinrich von Wulfen, CEO of Sales Regions
Europe, Africa & Middle East, and Customer Relationship Management at
As part of its commitment to sustainability in healthcare, Siemens
recently signed a contract with the China Hospital Association. In
strategic cooperation with Heilongjiang Province.