Boston hospitals make steps to be healthier

Sustinability and better-for-you options are being implemented at several Boston hospitals.

BOSTON—The sustainability trend is finally coming to the hospital industry in a big way.

Dozens of Massachusetts hospitals—including six in just the past month—have signed on to a national initiative to get “healthier” by improving their food options, cutting waste and reducing energy use.

“We felt we needed to be part of the solution by providing a healthier environment,” said Vanessa Kortze, spokeswoman for Lawrence General Hospital, which joined the Healthier Hospitals Initiative last week.