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Dual insight fits with green health care FM

Feb 16, 2023 | Public | 0 comments

 

As a family physician and an engineer, Dr. Myles Sergeant brings dual insight on health care facilities management to his new role as executive director of the Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care. He has taken on the position following the February 1 retirement of former executive director, Neil Ritchie.

Dr. Sergeant practices family medicine in Hamilton, Ontario, where he has been actively involved in community service and advocacy. He is the co-founder of PEACH Health Ontario, a non-profit organization championing partnerships between clinicians, health care facilities and the broader public to advance climate action, and Trees for Hamilton, a group that promotes and coordinates the planting of native tree species to create and enhance green spaces in the city.

Dr. Sergeant is lead author of a recent academic article exploring opportunities for reducing green house gas emissions while saving on facilities management costs in hospitals, published in Healthcare Quarterly, a journal focusing on health services, management and policy. He holds doctor of medicine and bachelor of engineering degrees from McMaster University and is an assistant clinical professor with McMaster’s department of family medicine.

“The Coalition has been the leader in greening Canada’s health care landscape for over 20 years. As a physician who is committed to climate change solutions, I am truly excited to be joining the team and be engaging in the next phase of the Coalition’s growth,” he says.

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