Health care as an industry is on the front line when dealing with the effects of climate change. David Torchiana, MD, President and CEO of Partners HealthCare, recently co-authored a Boston Globe op-ed with Kate Walsh, CEO of Boston Medical Center. The two shared their institutions' mutual commitment to moving forward with efforts to combat the threat of climate change. With their involvements in energy efficiency projects, it is projected that both institutions, along with the metro Boston health care sector, will deliver a 33% reduction in green house gas emissions by 2020. By doing so, both leaders believe that this work will not only help the environment but in turn, save money which can be re-invested into patient care.

Read the full opinion piece in the Boston Globe.