Editorial Sustainable procurement guide

11 hospitals healing health care through sustainable purchasing

More than 70% of a health system’s greenhouse gas emissions are embedded in the products and services they buy. As a resource-intensive…


How to reduce waste during a pandemic

By Keith Edgerton

Seeking ways to reduce waste during a pandemic may feel like an impossible or unimportant task, but it is more important than ever. Greenhouse gas emissions from waste represent 1-5% percent of U.S. emissions, and hospitals produce an average of…

Editorial PPE

Resourceful PPE strategies bridged the gap, now hospitals seek sustainable solutions

By Julie Moyle

Practice Greenhealth member Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Washington, was among the first hospitals to receive and treat COVID-19 patients.

They used more personal protective equipment (PPE) in two months in early 2020 than…

Editorial Health Care Workers

COVID-19 update

We recognize the burden our community is under. Many of you are on the front lines of this unfolding crisis caring for people with COVID-19. From all the staff at Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, thank you for your tireless work…

Editorial Blue wrap recycling

OR nurses repurpose blue wrap for those in need

University of Chicago Health staff went above and beyond when they tackled the ever-growing pile of blue wrap coming out of their surgery department. Challenged with luke-warm recycling markets, Amber Kratochvil, operating room associate director…

Editorial 2019 food trends

2019 health care food trends

Plant-forward is here to stay

Hospitals throughout the nation are serving less meat and a plethora of gourmet plant-forward meals that would be could be found in the menu at a high-end, trendy restaurant.…

Editorial hospital fleet emissions

Driving down emissions through fleet strategy

Our cars, our health

The American Lung Association’s 19th annual “state of the air” report found that 134 million Americans – more than 41% – lived in…

Editorial Practice Greenhealth staff

Taking Practice Greenhealth on the road

By Scott Rich

By Scott Rich, Practice Greenhealth marketing and growth associate director

Over the summer months and into autumn, I had the opportunity to get up close and personal with Practice Greenhealth partners, prospects, and…

Editorial hospital parking

What happens when you pay employees not to park?

Long commutes. Congested roads. No available parking. These are familiar headaches for staff, patients, and administration at almost every hospital and health care facility, including St. John’s Medical and Living Center in Jackson, Wyo. A…

Editorial Shanda

On the road - and the boardwalk - with HealthPartners

By Shanda Demorest

By Shanda Demorest, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager

The ask. Long before I joined Practice Greenhealth in May 2019, Karoline Sperling at Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital in St. Louis Park, Minn., heard I was a nurse looking to…

Editorial Arbor Day

New tree planting program for hospitals

Health care promoting healthy cities by planting trees

Studies show that patients who have a view of trees spend fewer days in the hospital than patients…

Editorial Hackensack Meridian Health

Guided by the philosophy of ‘why’

One man’s justification for sustainable procurement

Kunle Modupe, Hackensack Meridian Health’s vice president for hospitality services, hasn’t spent a lifetime in health care. In fact, it was during his 22-year career in the luxury hotel…

Editorial Mayo Clinic

On the road: From the stage to the utility plant at Mayo Clinic’s Rochester campus

This living wall covers an impressive amount of space giving occupants a moment and area of respite.


By Iqbal Mian, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager

Being in driving proximity to the Mayo…

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