Press & Announcements
March 20th, 2017 - 4:06 pmIn the News
March 6th, 2017 - 12:20 pmAnnouncements
By Lauren Kleinman Koch, MA, MENR, Outreach and Engagement Specialist
Practice GreenhealthAccording to 2014 survey from NSI Nursing Solutions, Inc., employee turnover rate for the health care industry was 16.5 percent and the average cost of turnover for a bedside registered nurse (RN) ranges from $44,380 to $63,400. That’s for one nurse!
As health care continues to find ways to cut...
March 6th, 2017 - 9:59 amAnnouncements
Janet Howard, Director of Member Engagement Practice Greenhealth and Director of Healthier Hospitals
March 22 is World Water Day - As a pisces, I have always been a water person. Before I knew how to swim, I would wear a “bubble” (that’s what we called it), which was a strapped-on styrofoam (uh oh) float that held me up. My family would laugh because my legs never stopped moving, like i was pedaling a bike in the water....
February 16th, 2017 - 3:34 pmBlog
Hillary Greenwood, National Procurement Director, Health Care Without Harm, Healthy Food in Health Care Program
2016 was a momentous year for addressing routine antibiotic use and animal welfare in broiler chicken production. While many commitments were made in 2015 and earlier, 2016 was the year when retail, fast food, and food management sectors manifested these promises in a variety of ways. Restaurants...
February 7th, 2017 - 10:51 amBlog
Each year, a growing number of Practice Greenhealth members participate in the Environmental Excellence Awards. It’s safe to say, the awards applications are a considerable undertaking, and require team participation, coaxing and follow-through in order to complete an award submission. Given the workload, why do hospitals continue to participate? Beyond the resulting recognition, how is the awards process adding value to...
Practice Greenhealth’s Sustainability Benchmark Report Shows Strong Progress in Environmental Performance Among Nation’s Leading HospitalsJanuary 4th, 2017 - 12:00 pmPress Releases
Details health care sustainability trends across key areas: green purchasing, safer chemicals, climate change mitigation, energy and waste reduction, local and sustainable food
Washington, DC – Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, released today its eighth annual Sustainability Benchmark Report....
December 7th, 2016 - 12:19 pmBlog
December 6th, 2016 - 4:31 amBlog
November 1st, 2016 - 9:28 amAnnouncements
Matthew Pietro, Sustainability Specialist and Sarah O’Keeffe, Sustainability Manager, University Hospitals
Bike share is an active way to move around and in between different parts of the city -- giving public access to bikes for a fee. Cleveland, Ohio now has its own bike share system, called UHBikes, sponsored by University Hospitals.
November 1st, 2016 - 9:24 amAnnouncements
Researchers at the UCSF Department of Neurosurgery studied 58 neurosurgery procedures and found that these cases wasted an average of $653 in unused disposable surgical supplies. That added up to $968 per case or $2.9 million per year.
Although results varied widely, they found correlations between surgeon, case type and case category, while case length and the years a surgeon had been operating were not big indicators of waste at the...