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  • The Green Influence

    August 28th, 2015 - 12:51 pm

    Special Guest Contributors:

    People are excited by sustainability because of the newfound passion around linking human activity to planetary implications which affect the prosperity of the communities we live. Iqbal Mian, Lean Leader-Sustainability at Ministry Health Care has...

  • Hospitals Demonstrate Support for Greening the Supply Chain

    August 28th, 2015 - 11:26 am

    Health care organizations representing over 145 hospitals have signed the “EPP Pledge” to demonstrate support for and a commitment to environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) in health care.

    Signers of the EPP Pledge agree to consider the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products, Version 1.0 in their purchasing processes in at least one contract in a year’s time. These questions can apply to...

  • The Top 13 Environmental Concerns for Medical Products

    August 4th, 2015 - 12:46 am

    Beth Eckl, Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program

    The top 13 environmental concerns were identified in order to standardize what is an environmentally preferable medical product (that does not plug in or have a battery). This “Top 13” list is publicly available for use in supply chain considerations, either as RFP questions, as questions to...

  • Employee Engagement and Sustainability- A Winning Combo

    August 4th, 2015 - 12:42 am

    According to a 2010 Towers Watson Global Workforce study, only about half of the 20,000 health care survey respondents expressed a generally favorable view of their organization's leadership. Here’s what employees sought out of leadership: that leadership is trustworthy and that they care about the well-being of others. The year 2015 marks the first time the millennial generation will outnumber their older colleagues in the U.S. workforce....

  • Market Transformation Group: Less Meat, Better Meat Engagement Initiative

    August 3rd, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Twelve participating health systems joined a virtual meeting on July 9 to learn and share progress towards purchasing meat and poultry produced without routine, non-therapeutic antibiotics. Additionally, these participants invite guest speakers ranging from producers and manufacturers to other supply chain partners to help them overcome barriers in production, access, procurement and tracking of these foods. Tyson Foods joined this month’s...

  • Business Membership Update

    August 3rd, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    Practice Greenhealth is changing the way we work with businesses that supply products and services to the health care sector. We are phasing out our paid business membership.

    We are committed to expanding our hospital membership and to developing programs and projects that will entail more active and focused collaboration among hospital members and businesses/companies that supply products and services to our health care provider...

  • Sector Performance team to drive sector transformation

    June 26th, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    Practice Greenhealth introduced its new Sector Performance team this spring. This team was formed to centralize Practice Greenhealth’s commitment to determine the best ways to assess, quantify, track and compare health care sustainability performance as a means to drive sector transformation. A primary focus for the new team is to gain a better understanding of how health care and other sectors collect and use data to drive results, how other...

  • Finding Sustainable Products and Services

    June 26th, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Need an architect experienced with designing energy-efficient hospitals or need to find a supplier for a PVC-free medical device? Interested in what products can help your facility win a Practice Greenhealth award?

    The Practice Greenhealth Supplier Directory allows you to search for sustainable products and services that will help your...

  • New Practice Greenhealth Facility Member Benefit

    June 26th, 2015 - 2:22 pm

    GGHH Connect - The Internet hub for global health care sustainability

    We are excited to bring you GGHH Connect, a new benefit for Practice Greenhealth member hospitals and health systems:

    Practice Greenhealth is the sole U.S. member of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), a worldwide network of hospitals and health systems coordinated by our sister organization, Health Care Without Harm. As a result, all Practice...

  • Join the Greening the OR Symposium in Reston, Virginia on September 24

    June 26th, 2015 - 2:17 pm

    The Greening the OR Symposium is around the corner! This year, Practice Greenhealth will hold the Greening the OR Symposium on September 24 in Reston, Virginia—just miles from Dulles International Airport and our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The workshop has a great lineup of award-winning members highlighting their strategies...

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