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  • A Path to Safer Chemicals: Purchasing Integrated Pest Management Services

    November 29th, 2015 - 11:50 pm
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    An important step in reducing the use of and potential exposure to hazardous chemicals within health care facilities is through an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach within buildings and in landscaping. IPM is a strategy focusing on long-term prevention and suppression of pest problems through a combination of practices such as structural, cultural, mechanical, physical, and biological controls, with a least hazardous...

  • Safer Chemicals Challenge Refreshed!

    November 29th, 2015 - 11:32 pm
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    Each month through January 2016, Healthier Hospitals is releasing refreshed measures, informed by enrollee feedback and data analysis over the three-year initiative. December brings us the Safer Chemicals measure, and there are no big changes to this challenge beyond the refreshed guidance materials. The goals and data submission details are the same, with...

  • Less Waste Resources at Practice Greenhealth

    October 29th, 2015 - 7:18 pm
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    While waste and material management is often one of the first strategies for a health care sustainability program, it takes a coordinated effort to create a smooth, efficient process. Whether a newbie or seasoned dumpster diver, this month will review the basics in capturing waste baseline and ongoing tracking tips. Poor data is helpful to no one! Join us for our November 4 Webinar entitled, “...

  • Less Waste Challenge Refreshed!

    October 29th, 2015 - 6:59 pm
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    Each month through January 2016, Healthier Hospitals is releasing refreshed measures, informed by enrollee feedback and data analysis over the three-year initiative. November brings us the Less Waste measure, and there are no big changes to this challenge beyond the refreshed guidance materials. The goals and data submission details are the same, with one small...

  • Recapping the Greening the OR Symposium

    October 29th, 2015 - 6:44 pm
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    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Engagement Manager, Greening the Operating Room 

    In September, Practice Greenhealth held the Greening the OR Symposium in Reston, Virginia. The one-day workshop focused on sustainability issues specific to the OR - waste and purchasing, lean strategies and operational efficiencies, energy and water conservation and the built environment.

    One of the most exciting themes of the day wasn’t just the...

  • 3M Sustainability in Health Care Summit

    October 29th, 2015 - 5:56 pm
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    By Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals

    The October 16, 2015, 3M Sustainability in Health Care Summit held at the 3M Innovation Center gave us a glimpse into the future of health care sustainability. An impressive lineup of health care sustainability leaders shared, as Kathy Gerwig put it, “Bold Goals” for their health systems, with a focus on greenhouse gas reduction, water...

  • Hospitality from Hospitals

    October 1st, 2015 - 5:34 pm
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    Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago, Hospital Sisters Health System and NorthShore University Health System

    As a registered nurse with decades of experience working in hospitals and as a health care sustainability specialist, it’s comfortable to visit the halls of hospitals and meet with green team leaders to teach as well as learn about environmental stewardship efforts.

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  • Navigating antibiotic use in animal agriculture

    August 31st, 2015 - 12:52 am
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    – A New Guidance Resource Provided For Hospital Purchasers

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  • Market Transformation Group preparing for October 29 meeting in Boston

    August 30th, 2015 - 8:13 pm
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    The more than fifteen health systems participating in the Market Transformation Group, a joint effort to transform the health care supply chain towards more sustainable products, technologies, and services organized by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, are preparing for the upcoming in-person meeting in Boston on October 29.

    Health systems have been invited to attend one or more of the following activities: An evening...

  • Check-Up on Greening the OR

    August 30th, 2015 - 7:45 pm
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    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Engagement Manager, Greening the OR

    What is your team doing around Greening the OR right now? Have you evaluated your current practices? Are you on your way toward completing 2015 goals? Are you facing any barriers or challenges within the surgical department or have you come up with a creative and innovative solution to an everyday problem? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know how we can help, or how you...

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