Our Program

Anna Cifranic

Anna Cifranic

Matthew Pietro

Matthew Pietro

Sarah O’Keeffe, MBA

Sarah O’Keeffe, MBA

University Hospitals’ Sustainability Manager, Sarah O’Keeffe, MBA, leads the system wide sustainability initiative, and Matthew Pietro and Anna Cifranic are University Hospitals’ Sustainability Specialists, the other two full-time members of the health system’s lean sustainability team. Matthew and Anna work in the project management and execution of sustainability initiatives across the health system. Aparna Bole, MD, pediatrician and Medical Director of Community Integration at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, advises the program.

To drive sustainability initiatives across our health system, our team engages leadership and all levels of staff through a system-wide Sustainability Council, facility-based Sustainability Committees, and employee-focused Green Teams.

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Sustainability Beyond Our Walls

Sustainable Cleveland 2019

Sustainable development is broader than just one organization. To promote wellness throughout our region, we are extending our environmental commitment beyond our walls into the communities we serve. Our sustainability efforts align with those of other organizations, businesses, and municipalities around the region, as well as the efforts of the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 initiative.

Sustainable Cleveland

To contact the Greening UH team, please call 216-767-8693 or e-mail us at .

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2015 Progress Report on Sustainability

2015 Progress Report on Sustainability

View the online report or download the summary. You can also view our archived progress reports here.

13 Environmental Excellence awards

UH earned 13 Environmental Excellence awards from Practice Greenhealth, including the prestigious System for Change award. The awards recognize our health system’s achievements in environmental-sustainability programs and improvements during 2015.

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