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  • Leading U.S. hospitals recognized for their sustainability commitment

    April 15th, 2019 - 8:00 am
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth announces winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    Practice Greenhealth is excited to announce this year’s recipients of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards, the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care. These facilities exemplify the highest standards for environmental sustainability practices in health care.

    In addition to the Top 25, Practice...

  • Meet the team: Thresa Pattee

    April 3rd, 2019 - 8:43 am

    Thresa Pattee has served Practice Greenhealth as a member engagement manager since 2018 and as the food program coordinator for Healthy Food in Health Care and Practice Greenhealth for two years prior. Discover her favorite volunteer activity in her hometown of Bozeman, Mont., her not-so-secret talents, and how a stint in France led Thresa to her career in sustainability.

    What is a cause (outside of work...

  • PBS highlights Practice Greenhealth members' climate efforts

    April 3rd, 2019 - 8:07 am

    In a February feature story, PBS NewsHour covered Health Care Without Harm’s mission to reduce the environmental footprint of the health care sector, along with the...

  • Sutter Health and Practice Greenhealth gather for healthier environments visioning

    March 6th, 2019 - 7:21 pm

    By Janet Howard, Practice Greenhealth member engagement director

    Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Sutter Health’s chief medical officer and executive sponsor for sustainability, highlighted the health system’s priority focus areas.

    In January, Gary Cohen...

  • Practice Greenhealth offers pharmaceutical disposal guidance

    March 6th, 2019 - 7:10 pm

    There is increased concern over pharmaceuticals in waterways. There are “no drugs down the drain” rules in certain states. And harm can come from unauthorized access to controlled substances and the resulting wastage. Health care facilities must address these issues and ensure alignment with DEA and EPA regulations as well as local rules. So Practice Greenhealth and a team of stakeholders developed a guidance document to support hospitals and...

  • UW Health engages staff in Earth Day video

    February 1st, 2019 - 1:46 pm

    Practice Greenhealth asked Mary Evers Statz, UW Health’s energy management and sustainability program director, about the Earth Day video they created.

    How did you conceive the idea to create a UW Health Earth Day video?

    I stole the video idea from Iqbal Mian, our Practice Greenhealth member engagement...

  • Practice Greenhealth highlights members’ progress during national energy efficiency event

    February 1st, 2019 - 1:14 pm

    By Iqbal Mian, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager

    New Orleans is known for festivals and food. It is also known for a complicated recovery from Hurricane Katrina. At the time of the infamous storm’s landfall, there was one local LEED building. Fourteen years later, more than 1,000 stand in the city. While progress can be measured by the increased number of green buildings, the...

  • Awards application enhanced based on member feedback

    February 1st, 2019 - 11:33 am

    Practice Greenhealth recently launched a new Environmental Excellence Awards application. And Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, director of sector performance and recognition, answered questions about the improvements.


  • Opportunities to honor leaders at CleanMed Nasvhille

    January 18th, 2019 - 11:25 am

    Apply today for these recognition opportunities

    Every year, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm honor innovative people and projects at CleanMed, the...

  • Rochester Regional Health recognized for climate innovations

    January 7th, 2019 - 4:04 pm

    In 2018, Practice Greenhealth member Rochester Regional Health was selected as the inaugural winner of the Climate and Health Innovation Award, which recognizes a hospital or health system for innovative work addressing the health impacts of climate change.


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