Former HCWH Europe board member, GGHH staff, and members among the winners of the 2017 “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” Awards

On Tuesday night an award ceremony to honour the “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” took place in Düsseldorf, Germany. There were ten winners in the “Sustainability” category and amongst them were former HCWH Europe board member Sonia Roschnik, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH) Policy Director, Scott Slotterback, and representatives from three GGHH members.

The 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare awards programme honours individuals in healthcare deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Grupo Midia’s Healthcare Management magazine to be the most influential individuals in the industry, in terms of leadership and impact. The 10 award winners in each category receive equal recognition and honours at the ceremony and in Healthcare Management International magazine.

Sonia Roschnik served on HCWH Europe’s board for a number of years and was honoured to her commitment to sustainable healthcare at the ceremony. She is a Sustainable Health Advisor, and was Previous Head of Unit to the NHS England Sustainable Development Unit. In her distinguished career, Sonia spent almost twenty years working in health and social services in the UK, Europe, and further afield. She also has experience working as a clinician, PFI project manager, and Deputy Director of Operations at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. 

As Policy Director, Scott Slotterback leads the GGHH network and plays a central role in building its technical capacity. Scott came to GGHH after working for over 30 years on complex building and land use planning projects, including a decade at Kaiser Permanente (one of the largest non-profit health care systems in the United States), where he led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major health care buildings. He has authored numerous healthcare sustainability focused case studies, design standards, white papers, and articles and has presented this work at national and international conferences. Scott also served on the steering committee that wrote the Green Guide for Healthcare, which became the basis for LEED for Healthcare.

From L-R: Ahmed Idhammad, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh; Sonia Roschnik; Tim Eden, Membership & Development Officer, HCWH Europe (collecting an award on behalf of Scott Slotterback, GGHH Policy Director)

Also honoured at the ceremony were representatives form GGHH members the Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh, the International Federation of Hospital Engineering and Karolinska University Hospital.

These inspirational leaders and our members continue to raise the bar for sustainable healthcare worldwide. We are honoured to be working with them to transform the heath sector around the world.

Sustainability category winners:

  • Scott Slotterback Policy Director, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals, HCWH
  • Ahmed Idhammad, Head of Sustainable Development, Mohammed VI University Hospital of Marrakesh
  • Gustav Eriksson, Head of Environmental Department at Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden
  • Sonia Roschnik, Sustainable Health Advisor, Previous Head of Unit to the NHS England SDU
  • Douwe Kiestra, President, International Federation of Hospital Engineering (IFHE)
  • Jon Utech, Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Gail Vittori, LEED Fellow, Co-director of Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
  • Erol Odabasi, Global Director of Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson, USA
  • Michael G. Vale, Executive Vice President, Health Care Business Group, 3M
  • Kevin Krueger, Procurement & Sustainability Manager at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital