Environmental Strategies for better patient outcomes. The challenges of managing a health care building environment are part scientific, part social and part economic. 3M understands the importance of patient care that can result in greater patient safety and satisfaction—and providing it in a cost effective manner. Environmental strategies from 3M are based on understanding how building environments influence Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). 3M Environmental Service Solutions help health care facilities with technological and chemical advances, as well as best practices that help ensure the benefits of those advances get delivered to your patients.