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Dr. Morice highlights the role of laboratories in promoting sustainability

William Morice II, M.D., Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Mayo Clinic Laboratories, is a contributing author on In his latest article, he discusses sustainability in laboratories and the interconnectivity of environmental health and public health.

Dr. Morice highlights strategies for incorporating environmental, social, and economic sustainability practices into laboratory operations. He explains how labs play an important leadership role in developing a more inclusive and responsible healthcare system.

“Long-term strategic planning can help labs identify where investments can deliver financial returns that also coincide with future growth, staff satisfaction, profitability, and innovation,” says Dr. Morice. “Immediate impacts won’t always be seen, as large-scale efforts like digitization or process automation can take months or even years for the return to be fully realized. But the result will be worth it — ensuring the needs of the patient and the planet are being met while creating a more sustainable lab, organization, and community.”

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Luci Gens

Luci Gens is a marketing manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She joined Mayo Clinic in 2022 and has over ten years of experience in hospital-based marketing and communications.