The Affordable Care Act:how sustainability hits the Triple Aim

  • Friday, October 31, 2014
  • this is a past event


Please join us on Oct.31 from 12:30-
4:30 p.m. to learn how the three facets of sustainability (economy, environment, society) align with the triple aim of the Affordable Care Act: vibrant communities, strong profitability, and a healthy environment.  In addition, Minnesota healthcare providers will share how they are hitting these targets.


12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  Networking &Registration
1:00 – 1:45 p.m.  Bob Stevens, CEO, Ridgeview Medical Center

Bob has been a healthcare sustainability champion with Ridgeview Medical Center being the first hospital in Minnesota to formally adopt this business model.  Ridgeview has won the Minnesota Governor’s award for pollution prevention as well as several national honors.  Since Ridgeview's formal adoption in 2001, healthcare as a whole is now embracing sustainable practices as the norm.

Bob will discuss how Ridgeview has utilized sustainability to achieve the goals of the Affordable Care Act for the past 15 years.   

1:45-2:30 p.m. Chuck Stroebel, Program Manager, Minnesota Department of Health

Chuck will explore the relationships between health care operations, the environment, and community health, using indicators from MDH’s Public Health Data Access Portal, including impacts from poor air quality and extreme heat events.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Panel presentation and discussion

Dana Slade, Sustainability Manager, HealthPartners will share results of HealthPartners’ medicine take-back program and how these efforts are improving community health.

Amanda Holloway, Facility Operations Section Head, Mayo Clinic will describe Mayo’s employee commuter programs, which have reduced the use of single occupancy vehicles and reduced greenhouse gas emissions, improving community health. 

Todd Wilkening, Facility Manager, Ridgeview Medical Center will provide language and strategies for gaining C-suite support for your sustainability endeavors. 

3:30-4:30 Optional Networking

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