Healthcare Finance News June 30, 2022
Susan Morse

Organizations pledging include two of the five largest private health systems, Ascension and CommonSpirit Health.

More than 60 health leaders have joined a Biden Administration initiative in pledging to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2030. This represents over 650 hospitals, according to the Department of Health and Human Services, which made the announcement on Thursday. 

Organizations making this pledge include two of the five largest private health systems, Ascension and CommonSpirit Health.

Major medical associations America’s Essential Hospitals, the American Association of Medical Colleges and the National Academy of Medicine, have also committed to take climate action. It also includes pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

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