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Here’s a look at the environmental, social and governance initiatives that health systems launched in the last year and what they’ve done so far to push their pledges into action.

Atlantic Health boosts DEI efforts through workforce development

Atlantic Health System provides its workers with courses on equity and the chance to join committees intended to address social determinants of health.

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Why a pediatric provider is investing millions in a microgrid

President and CEO Todd Suntrapak discusses the system’s environmental strategy and why he feels such work is important.

New payment models test ability to identify underserved communities

As the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services seeks to invest more resources in disadvantaged populations, providers are concerned the tool it uses to assess social risk misses the mark.

5 takeaways from Modern Healthcare's ESG Summit

Health system executives gathered in June to address strategies for reducing carbon emissions, vetting suppliers and incorporating sustainable governance structures, among other topics.

How nurses are making inroads in hospital boardrooms

Nurses’ participation in the hospital boardroom has been historically limited. Some providers are trying to achieve a better balance in governance.

UPMC execs see sustainability efforts blossom

Last year, the system took steps to formalize its green initiatives, starting in the C-suite. Now those initiatives are coming to fruition.

Checking in on ProMedica’s $20M investment in a southeast Michigan city

In 2022, the health system announced an intiative to help drive community development and end health disparities in Adrian over 10 years. Here’s how it’s going so far.


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