IHF International Study Tour
Green Hospitals: Discovering innovative practices for a sustainable future
8 - 14 May 2022
Germany - The Netherlands
Objectives
Understand the drivers for increasing the sustainability of healthcare and the roles that hospitals can play at the state and regional level to lead the way towards a greener future.
Gain transferable insights about how German and Dutch hospitals are facing climate change and adapting to be more sustainable by reducing their energy consumption and waste, and through dedicated trainings for their managers.
Benefit from the experience of passionate hospital leaders who succeed in engaging their teams in sustainability challenges, increasing the attractivity of their organisation.
Consolidate your key takeaways and form an action plan Dduring a debrief of the visits with IHF & Dialog Health's international experts to optimize your achievements in this unique continuing education program.
Grow your professional network through exchange on green practices with colleagues from around the world.
Why Germany and the Netherlands?
Germany and The Netherlands have a long-standing practice of sustainability. This culture is embedded in their hospitals, where green challenges have been addressed for more than 20 years. The Dutch "Green deal" and Germany's hospital climate managers lead the way towards a more sustainable future through multifaceted concrete actions.
Program
Sunday
Berlin, Germany
Morning

Arrival in Berlin
Afternoon

Guided tour in Berlin


Introduction dinner
Berlin, Germany
Morning
Arrival in Berlin

Afternoon
Guided tour in Berlin

Introduction dinner
Detailed program
Afternoon /
Start of the program: guided tour of Berlin

Evening /
Welcome dinner at the restaurant
Detailed program
Afternoon
Start of the program: guided tour of Berlin

Evening
Welcome dinner at the restaurant
Monday
Berlin, Germany
Morning

Visit #1:
The German healthcare system

German Hospital Federation
Afternoon

Visit #2:
30 years of action for a more sustainable hospital

Charité University Hospital


Free time
Berlin, Germany
Morning
Visit #1: The German healthcare system
German Hospital Federation

Afternoon
Visit #2: 30 years of action for a more sustainable hospital
Charité University Hospital

Free time
Detailed program
Morning / Visit #1: The German Healthcare System
German Hospital Federation– Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft


As a federal association, the German Hospital Federation (DKG) represents 28 member associations of hospital operators: 16 regional associations, 12 central associations. With this diversity, the German Hospital Federation represents all hospital interests in the country (private and public).

The DKG supports hospitals in federal policy. As the umbrella organisation of hospital operators, it defends the interests and concerns of hospitals. As the voice of hospitals, the DKG represents hospitals in all health policy decisions, which is why the careful analysis of current health policy and public relations in the field of sustainability is part of the tasks of the German Hospital Federation.

https://www.dkgev.de

Afternoon / Visit #2: 30 years of action for a more sustainable hospital
Charité University Hospital


La Charité is one of the most renowned university hospitals in Berlin. Organized around 17 Centers and 100 clinics and institutes, this University Hospital is a pioneer on the subject of sustainable development: its dedicated management department was created in 1989. Due to its wide range of services, Charité generates a waste volume of about 10,000 tons per year. Of this total, only about 2% is hazardous waste such as cytostatics, infectious waste and chemicals. More than 65 different waste fractions are collected separately and most of them are recycled. This implies a strong mobilization of staff, which takes many forms on a daily basis: training, communication...

www.charite.de

Evening

Free time
Detailed program
Morning
Visit #1: The German Healthcare System German Hospital Society – Deutsche Krankenhausgesellschaft

As a federal association, the German Hospital Society (DKG) represents 28 member associations of hospital operators: 16 regional associations, 12 central associations. With this diversity, the German Hospital Society represents all hospital interests in the country (private and public).

The DKG supports hospitals in federal policy. As the umbrella organisation of hospital operators, it defends the interests and concerns of hospitals. As the voice of hospitals, the DKG represents hospitals in all health policy decisions, which is why the careful analysis of current health policy and public relations in the field of sustainability is part of the tasks of the German Hospital Association.

https://www.dkgev.de

Afternoon
Visit #2: 30 years of action for a more sustainable hospital University Hospital Charité

La Charité is one of the most renowned university hospitals in Berlin. Organized around 17 Centers and 100 clinics and institutes, this University Hospital is a pioneer on the subject of sustainable development: its dedicated management department was created in 1989. Due to its wide range of services, Charité generates a waste volume of about 10,000 tons per year. Of this total, only about 2% is hazardous waste such as cytostatics, infectious waste and chemicals. More than 65 different waste fractions are collected separately and most of them are recycled. This implies a strong mobilization of staff, which takes many forms on a daily basis: training, communication...

www.charite.de

Evening
Free time
Tuesday
Berlin, Germany
Morning

Visit #3:
Climate managers for the hospitals

KLIK Green Federal program
Afternoon

Visit #4:
Towards an energy-saving hospital

Evangelist Hubertus Hospital


Free time
Berlin, Germany
Morning
Visit #3: Climate managers for the hospitals
KLIK Green Federal program

Afternoon
Visit #4: Towards an energy-saving hospital
Evangelist Hubertus Hospital

Free time
Detailed program
Since it began in 2015Afternoon / Visit #3: Climate managers for the hospital
KLIK Green federal program


Hospitals and rehabilitation clinics are resource-intensive consumers and can at the same time make a significant contribution to climate protection. The objective of the federal KLIK green program is to avoid the emission of at least100,000 tons of CO2 equivalent during the duration of the project.

Since it began in 2015, 250 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics across Germany have participated in the project. In the institutions involved, skilled workers are trained as «climate managers» in order to set specific climate protection objectives for the institutions and to plan and implement measures. The project organises the training of climate managers, workshops and professional exchange. The team accompanies climate leaders, contacts them, supports them and motivates them. As a result, KLIK green strengthens the transversal management of climate protection and offers a long-term exchange between climate managers via the KLIK network.

https://www.klik-krankenhaus.de

Afternoon / Visit #4: Towards an energy-saving hospital
Evangelist Hubertus Hospital


Since 2000, Hubertus Evangelical Hospital has been optimising the hospital's energy supply through an energy-saving contract with SPIE Energy Solutions. Initially, heating systems were modernised and CO2 emissions were reduced by more than 50%. The hospital's energy consumption fell by more than 30% between 2000 and 2001, and annual CO2 emissions decreased by 2,600 tonnes or 37%. In recognition of this commitment, Hubertus Evangelical Hospital was awarded the BUND Energy-Saving Hospital label for the first time in 2001. The project also received the «Contracting Award» from Energie & Management magazine in 2002.

https://www.pgdiakonie.de/evangelisches-krankenhaus-hubertus/

Evening
Free time
Detailed program
Morning
Visit #3: Climate managers for the hospital KLIK Green federal program

Hospitals and rehabilitation clinics are resource-intensive consumers and can at the same time make a significant contribution to climate protection. The objective of the federal KLIK green program is to avoid the emission of at least100,000 tons of CO2 equivalent during the duration of the project.

Since it began in 2015, 250 hospitals and rehabilitation clinics across Germany have participated in the project. In the institutions involved, skilled workers are trained as «climate managers» in order to set specific climate protection objectives for the institutions and to plan and implement measures. The project organises the training of climate managers, workshops and professional exchange. The team accompanies climate leaders, contacts them, supports them and motivates them. As a result, KLIK green strengthens the transversal management of climate protection and offers a long-term exchange between climate managers via the KLIK network.

https://www.klik-krankenhaus.de

Afternoon
Visit #4: Towards an energy-saving hospital Evangelist Hubertus Hospital

Since 2000, Hubertus Evangelical Hospital has been optimising the hospital's energy supply through an energy-saving contract with SPIE Energy Solutions. Initially, heating systems were modernised and CO2 emissions were reduced by more than 50%. The hospital's energy consumption fell by more than 30% between 2000 and 2001, and annual CO2 emissions decreased by 2,600 tonnes or 37%. In recognition of this commitment, Hubertus Evangelical Hospital was awarded the BUND Energy-Saving Hospital label for the first time in 2001. The project also received the «Contracting Award» from Energie & Management magazine in 2002.

https://www.pgdiakonie.de/evangelisches-krankenhaus-hubertus/

Evening
Free time
Wednesday
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Morning

Transfer to Utrecht, the Netherlands
Afternoon

Guided tour of Utrecht


Group dinner
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Morning
Transfer to Utrecht, the Netherlands

Afternoon
Guided tour of Utrecht

Group dinner
Detailed program
Morning /
Transfer to Utrecht, the Netherlands

Afternoon /
Guided tour of Utrecht

Evening /
Group dinner
Detailed program
Morning
Transfer to Utrecht, the Netherlands

Afternoon
Guided tour of Utrecht

Evening
Group dinner
Thursday
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Morning

Visit #5:
The Dutch healthcare system

Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ)

Afternoon

Visit #6:
Building a Green Hospital

Isala Hospital


Free time
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Morning
Visit #5: The Dutch healthcare system
Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ)

Afternoon
Visit #6: Building a Green Hospital
Isala Hospital

Free time
Detailed program
Afternoon / Visite #5: The Dutch Healthcare System
Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ)


The Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ) defends care. The NVZ has represented the interests of Dutch general hospitals, rehabilitation centres and long-term care facilities for 30 years. The NVZ aims to ensure the the future provision of healthcare has a broader social perspective because: the need for care is changing; society's expectations and medical opportunities are growing rapidly; increasingly improved quality is required and must be provided; professionals and budgets are limited. The sustainability of Dutch hospitals is at the heart of NVZ's vision.

https://nvz-ziekenhuizen.nl/dutch-hospital-association

Afternoon / Visit #6: Building a Green Hospital
Isala Hospital Center


Isala has built the most beautiful hospital in the Netherlands, which opened at the end of 2021. The architects' approach was to design a better home for patients and staff instead of a hospital. The organic architectural style and green environment should speed up the healing process of patients. It was decided to build a large hospital that looks small because of the different butterfly-shaped buildings. Organic forms associated with the green landscape have a positive effect on employees, visitors and patients.

https://www.ivn.nl/groene-gezonde-ziekenhuizen/isala
Detailed program
Afternoon
Visite #5: The Dutch Healthcare System - Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ)

The Dutch Hospital Association (NVZ) defends care. The NVZ has represented the interests of Dutch general hospitals, rehabilitation centres and long-term care facilities for 30 years. The NVZ aims to ensure the the future provision of healthcare has a broader social perspective because: the need for care is changing; society's expectations and medical opportunities are growing rapidly; increasingly improved quality is required and must be provided; professionals and budgets are limited. The sustainability of Dutch hospitals is at the heart of NVZ's vision.

https://nvz-ziekenhuizen.nl/dutch-hospital-association

Afternoon / Visit #6: Building a Green Hospital Isala Hospital Center

Isala has built the most beautiful hospital in the Netherlands, which opened at the end of 2021. The architects' approach was to design a better home for patients and staff instead of a hospital. The organic architectural style and green environment should speed up the healing process of patients. It was decided to build a large hospital that looks small because of the different butterfly-shaped buildings. Organic forms associated with the green landscape have a positive effect on employees, visitors and patients.

https://www.ivn.nl/groene-gezonde-ziekenhuizen/isala
Friday
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Morning

Visit #7:
Green Deal: Sustainable Care for a Healthy Future

National Institute of Public health and the environment RIVM
Afternoon

Visit #8:
The naturally caring hospital

Tergooi Hospital


Final dinner
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Morning
Visit #7: Green Deal: Sustainable Care for a Healthy Future
National Institute of Public health and the environment RIVM

Afternoon
Visit #8: The naturally caring hospital
Tergooi Hospital

Final dinner
Detailed program
Morning / Visit #7: Green Deal: Sustainable Care for a Healthy Future
National Institute of Public health and the environment RIVM


As part of a national «green deal», a specific agreement has been signed for the Dutch health sector: the Green Deal: Sustainable Care for a Healthy Future. This agreement focuses on the contribution that the healthcare sector can make to improving the environment, i.e. reducing carbon dioxide emissions and stimulating a circular economy. This also means creating a caring environment that invites patients, professionals and visitors to behave in a healthy way. Efforts are also being made to reduce pharmaceutical residues in surface water and groundwater.


https://www.rivm.nl/


Afternoon / Visit #8: The naturally caring hospital
Tergooi Hospital


IVN Nature Education develops participative projects that highlight nature. At Tergooi Hospital, the association supports various projects: an open-air chemotherapy pavilion or «chemo garden», a greenhouse that is built on the Blaricum site where patients and visitors will be able to come into contact with plants, flowers, cuttings and herbs and outdoor physical activities with the first walking group for cardiovascular patients who have completed the regular rehabilitation program in Tergooi.

https://www.ivn.nl

End-of-study tour debriefing session

Evening

Final dinner at the restaurant
Detailed program
Morning
Visit #7: Green Deal: Sustainable Care for a Healthy Future National Institute of Public health and the environment RIVM
As part of a national «green deal», a specific agreement has been signed for the Dutch health sector: the Green Deal: Sustainable Care for a Healthy Future. This agreement focuses on the contribution that the healthcare sector can make to improving the environment, i.e. reducing carbon dioxide emissions and stimulating a circular economy. This also means creating a caring environment that invites patients, professionals and visitors to behave in a healthy way. Efforts are also being made to reduce pharmaceutical residues in surface water and groundwater.

https://www.rivm.nl/

Afternoon
Visit #8: The naturally caring hospital Tergooi Hospital
IVN Nature Education develops participative projects that highlight nature. At Tergooi Hospital, the association supports various projects: an open-air chemotherapy pavilion or «chemo garden», a greenhouse that is built on the Blaricum site where patients and visitors will be able to come into contact with plants, flowers, cuttings and herbs and outdoor physical activities with the first walking group for cardiovascular patients who have completed the regular rehabilitation program. in Tergooi.

https://www.ivn.nl

End-of-study tour debriefing session

Evening

Final dinner at the restaurant
Inclusions
Professional Participants Inclusions
  • Study tour booklet for participants
  • Provision of full tour report for all delegates
  • Dedicated Program Leader during the entire study tour.
Transport
  • Private airport-hotel-airport transfer
  • Transportation from Berlin to Utrecht
  • Private bus transport in comfort for the entire trip
Logistic Inclusions
  • Private bus transport in comfort for the entire trip
  • 3 nights 4* in Berlin city centre
  • 3 nights 4* in Utrecht city centre
  • Welcome reception
  • Meals as listed: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Tourism Program
Group private guided tour of the main tourist destinations of Berlin and Utrecht
Professional Participant Inclusions
  • Study tour booklet for participants
  • Provision of full tour report for all delegates
  • Dedicated Program Leader during the entire study tour.
Transport
  • Private airport-hotel-airport transfer
  • Transportation from Berlin to Utrecht
  • Private bus transport in comfort for the entire trip
Logistic Inclusions
  • Private bus transport in comfort for the entire trip
  • 3 nights 4* in Berlin city centre
  • 3 nights 4* in Utrecht city centre
  • Welcome reception
  • Meals as listed: 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners
Tourism Program
Group private guided tour of the main tourist destinations of Berlin and Utrecht
Pricing
Delegate Single Rate
Delegate Single Rate
Participating in full Dialog Health program
IHF Member

Non-Member

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€5790


€6790

Participating in full Dialog Health program
IHF Member: €5790

Non-Member: €6790
Delegate Twin Share Rate
Delegate Twin Share Rate
2 delegates sharing room & participating in full program
IHF Member

Non-Member

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€5470


€6470

2 delegates sharing room & participating in full program
IHF Member: €5470

Non-Member: €6470
Delegate Partners Rate
Delegate Partners Rate
Person sharing room with delegate not participating in facility visits/study program. All social events included
IHF Member

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€1590

Person sharing room with delegate not participating in facility visits/study program. All social events included
IHF Member: €1590
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