Miranda Green

Hospitals Confront Climate Change as Patients Sick From Floods and Fires Crowd ERs

KFF Health News Original

Patients sickened in heat waves, flooding and wildfire have raised awareness of climate change’s impact on health. Now, some hospitals are building solar panels and cutting waste to reduce their own carbon footprints, with support from a new office at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But the industry is moving slowly.