Director, Sustainability, HCA Healthcare
Anna Weinroth Ward is the first Director, Sustainability for HCA Healthcare, a healthcare system in 20 states. Anna works across business units to identify and implement enterprise-wide environmental sustainability solutions. She helps set the agenda and gathers information for HCA’s multidisciplinary Sustainability Steering Committee in support of HCA’s sustainability plan. She is also the primary contact for approximately 171 Sustainability Coordinators at HCA hospitals and manages communications to that group. As chair of HCA’s Waste Stream Task Force, she addresses topics such as recycling and regulated medical waste under the integrated-waste contracts. In addition, Anna is subject matter expert on pharmaceutical waste, highly-infectious-waste – Ebola, organic and food waste, and certain matters under state and federal rules and regulations. She is certified in healthcare compliance. Anna practiced law in Washington, D.C.
Regulations on the management and disposal of controlled substances in 2014 and hazardous pharmaceuticals in 2018 have complicated the health care clinician’s role in management and disposal. These regulations have been misinterpreted, misunderstood and misapplied by generators, product and service providers, and regulators. This presentation will identify and simplify the complex regulatory and environmental issues […]