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  • Greening the Operating Room

    June 5th, 2017 - 1:39 pm
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    By Kaeleigh Sheehan, Member Engagement Manager, Greening the OR

    Summer might be a time to slow down, relax, enjoy the longer sunshine hours, but for the Greening the OR team, the fun is just getting started! *That’s not really true, the Greening the OR fun has been going on for the last couple of years, I just wanted to start off with a cute saying. Here’s a recap:

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  • On the Road with Practice Greenhealth

    April 3rd, 2017 - 9:20 am
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    Julie Moyle, MSN, RN, Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Climate Reality Leadership Training with Al Gore

    For three days in early March, I was immersed in an amazing collage of humanity focused on the greater good. I was one of 972 attendees from 32 countries around the world selected to be trained by Vice President Al Gore and environmental experts at the Climate Reality Project Leadership Training...

  • Sneak Preview: Green Employee Benefits!

    March 6th, 2017 - 1:20 pm
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    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...

  • Jumping Waves with Aunt Frances

    March 6th, 2017 - 9:59 am
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    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....

  • UHBikes: A new, fun way to explore Cleveland

    November 1st, 2016 - 9:28 am
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    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.

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  • Research Shows That OR Waste Prevention Strategies Add Up

    November 1st, 2016 - 9:24 am
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    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...

  • On the Road with Practice Greenhealth

    November 1st, 2016 - 9:08 am
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    Practice Greenhealth at HPRC and Wisconsin Healthy Hospitals & Clinics Forum

    Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager

    Earlier this fall, Practice Greenhealth along with various hospital systems, suppliers and manufacturers participated in the...

  • The Power Behind High-Performance Hospitals

    May 16th, 2016 - 8:29 am
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    Discover how an integrated energy system can help:

    • Enhance reliability and provide 100% redundancy for power needs
    • Improve traditional system efficiency – from 30-35% to 70-73%
    • Provide tangible environmental and sustainability benefits
    • Reduce overall energy costs

    Join us on June 15 for lunch, a productive healthcare dialogue and a tour of...

  • Check-Up on Greening the OR

    May 2nd, 2016 - 11:26 pm
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    Our team had a great time attending the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim in April. One of the biggest highlights from attending this conference is the...

  • Practice Greenhealth celebrates another year of innovation and outstanding performance with its hard-working members

    May 2nd, 2016 - 11:14 pm
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    What a year! In 2016, more than 727 hospitals initiated applications in the awards system. That is more than 50 percent of the Practice Greenhealth membership and a testament to the growing body of great work hospitals want to share with their peers and the sector. Practice Greenhealth is proud to announce that it will recognize 510 award winners in 2016 and will be celebrating their amazing achievements at the 14th annual...

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