Our Guiding Principles
Imagine A Better Place, where facilities that support healing contribute positively to the ecological balance of the communities they serve. Such healthcare facilities are A Better Place, for patients, their families and the healthcare professionals.
Respect relationships between spirit and matter. Consider all aspects of human settlement including community, dwelling, industry and trade in terms of existing and evolving connections between spiritual and material consciousness.
Accept responsibility for the consequences of design decisions upon human well-being, the viability of natural systems and their right to co-exist presently and in the future.
Be a steward of local, sustainably sourced food in each community, while fostering healthy eating habits in patients and staff.
Strive to reduce pharmaceutical pollution by reducing over-prescription practices, minimizing inappropriate pharmaceutical waste disposal, promoting manufacturer take-back, and ending the dumping of pharmaceuticals as part of disaster relief.
Continue to apply process improvement tools to improve efficiency and reduce costs, while increasing value.
Address the disequilibrium between the burdens of general acute ZOSLUs and specialty ZOSLUs in fulfilling the social mission of a resilient and restorative healthcare delivery system, one in which hospitals situate themselves within the ecology of their communities.
Main Principles of A BETTER PLACE
Seek constant improvement by the sharing of knowledge.
Always encourage direct and open communication between colleagues, patrons, manufacturers and users to link long-term sustainable considerations with ethical responsibility, and re-establish the integral relationship between natural processes and human activity.
Respect the creative process and be open to new ideas and thinking.
Respect local nature, environment, cultures, spirituality and belief systems in the communities served.