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  • UHBikes: A new, fun way to explore Cleveland

    November 1st, 2016 - 8:28 am

    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.


  • Research Shows That OR Waste Prevention Strategies Add Up

    November 1st, 2016 - 8:24 am

    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 - 8:08 am

    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 - 7:29 am

    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 - 10:26 pm

    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 - 10:14 pm

    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...

  • Stories to Heal a Planet

    May 2nd, 2016 - 9:56 pm

    Health Care Without Harm is deepening our journey into the world of storytelling, as a powerful tool to share the heart and experiences of the people we work with around the globe. With a grant from the Skoll Foundation and Sundance Stories of Change program, we...

  • 20th Anniversary of Health Care Without Harm and Dallas Sustainability

    April 3rd, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    I realize that one may not automatically envision a clear link to environmental sustainability when they think of the city of Dallas, Texas, but I am here to let you know that times are changing and Dallas has stepped up their sustainability game! On the 20th Anniversary of Health Care Without Harm, CleanMed is excited to partner with Dallas and the Omni hotel...

  • 46th Annual Earth Day-April 22, 2016

    March 1st, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    April 22, 2016 is the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day. This is the day each year that Practice Greenhealth members demonstrate their commitment to staff, patients and their community through educational, fun and healthy events and activities. You can begin planning your Earth Day activities with a host of resources to inspire your green team. 

    Bookmark the ...

  • Awards and Recognition for Your Surgical Team

    February 1st, 2016 - 6:26 pm

    Have you considered highlighting the work your facility has accomplished in the surgical department? Perhaps your facility isn’t ready yet for the full Environmental Excellence Award application but has done some stellar work in the operating room. Consider applying for the Greening the OR Award to earn some recognition for your surgical staff. There are different levels to recognize the different levels of accomplishment.


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