Opening keynote: Partnerships and solutions for sustainable healthcare

Hospitals and health centres should be anchors for sustainability and leaders in the global movement for environmental health and justice. Sustainability is not a “fringe” issue for healthcare: it means improving our communities and should, therefore, be part and parcel of the strategic direction of healthcare and integrated into important business initiatives of hospitals.

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Prof. Paul A.B.M. Smits, MD, PhD. Dean and Vice-Chair of the Executive Board - Radboudumc


 Sustainable Radboudumc 

Prof. Smits welcomed all participants to the Radboud university medical center in Nijmegen.



Anders Bolmstedt, Chair of the Board - HCWH Europe


 Health Care Without Harm and CleanMed Europe





Dr Jeff Thompson - CEO Emeritus at Gundersen Health System, Paediatrician, and Author on leadership


 Optimism, Momentum, Discipline 

In 2015 Dr. Thompson received the Practice Green Health Visionary Leader Award after Gundersen achieved energy independence becoming the first net-zero energy health system in the United States. The only US healthcare provider to speak in the Blue Zone of the Paris Climate talks, Dr. Thompson also received the White House Champions of Change award in 2013. Read more about Dr. Thompson here.



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