Green and Healthy, Inc. (G&H) was established in September of 2019 in Charleston, South Carolina as a public, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization by members of the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the local community, who have decades of experience working in the Charleston Medical District (CMD) and overseeing operations within that area, including the building of the new Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and the Pearl Tourville Women's Pavilion (offering services specific to women); and as part of MUSC Health deliver more care to South Carolina’s Medicaid population than any other provider.
G&H.'s mission is to support the CMD's Greenway project, which includes developing a place for patients to heal, a place for friends and family to connect, and an outdoor meeting space for colleagues, by implementing a health-first approach to helping mitigate the climate issues of extreme heat and flooding, and other projects related to health equity in Charleston. Corporate objectives of G&H include: to aid, promote, encourage, and support the medical district area in and around MUSC, Roper St. Francis, and the Department of Veteran Affairs, within the downtown area of the City of Charleston (the "Medical District"), for patients, visitors, staff, faculty, students and others; to support green space, pathways, seating areas, wellness, and meditative space, food and other vendor space, event space, parking, and signage in and around the Medical District; and to promote, support and aid any and all other activities and programs, which will further the mission and programs within the CMD and the City of Charleston.
Key partners of G&H include the City of Charleston Office of Resilience & Emergency Management, and the Office of Planning, Preservation, &Sustainability, which will coordinate G&H's Lowcountry Oases project with the City's resilience and planning activities; the MUSC Boeing Center for Children's Wellness, which will connect Lowcountry Oases to the wellness initiatives and programs within Charleston County Schools and provide in-kind time support; and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, which will coordinate efforts between Lowcountry Oases and regional health departments to help affect positive change in other areas, and will provide in-kind time support. Additional partners include MUSC, Roper St. Francis Healthcare, Department of Veteran Affairs, Charleston County School District, EPIC Center, Riley Center, College of Charleston, and more.