Gundersen Health System’s Envision program was featured in an article in the June 13 issue of Modern Healthcare magazine. The article focused on the effects of climate change on health and how to reduce its impact. In it, Mark Platt, Senior Vice President of Business Operations at Gundersen was quoted as saying, “Gundersen CEO Dr. Jeffrey Thompson’s decision in 2008 to pursue renewable energy production was not universally popular at the time and the climate change message continues to get some pushback. Our CEO didn’t say he was taking on climate change, he said our mission is the health and well-being of our community, and how we produce power causes pollution and pollution causes health problems.”
In April, Gundersen joined Health Care Without Harm’s 2020 Healthcare Climate Challenge, an international effort to reduce healthcare’s carbon footprint and protect the public health from climate change.