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  • DEHP-Free Award

    December 14th, 2012 - 3:14 pm

    Coming soon: Apply for the DEHP-Free Award, generously made possible by Hospira, maker of DEHP-free VisIV® Containers. 

  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative on RN.FM Radio

    July 18th, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    On Monday, July 16, Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth and a key representative of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) appeared on RN.FM Radio to discuss HHI’s mission to invite “healthcare organizations across the country to join the shift to a more sustainable business model, and a challenge for them to address the health and environmental impacts of their industry.” ...

  • OnSite Waste Solutions

    May 19th, 2012 - 12:35 pm

    OnSite Waste Solutions, a Practice Greenhealth member since 2011, provides a variety of waste reduction services and recycling solutions for hospitals. Along with traditional recycling equipment such as balers, compactors, and glass crushers, OnSite offers a proprietary solution to reduce food waste on site by 85% to 93% in volume.

    OnSite strives to help Practice Greenhealth member hospitals achieve their goals of reducing waste volume...

  • Premier White Paper on Energy Efficiency featuring Geisinger

    April 9th, 2012 - 8:42 am

    Energy costs are soaring exponentially (as much as 60 percent in some regions), sapping ever-valuable dollars from vital patient care activities and consuming up to 3 percent of hospital’s total operating budgets and up to at least 15 percent of their annual profits. Worse, billions of dollars are wasted annually because hospitals’ may not have energy-efficient building systems. Compounding matters is the fact...

  • Member Spotlight: Powersmiths

    March 28th, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Powersmiths joined Practice Greenhealth after exhibiting at the CleanMed conference in 2011. Offering healthcare facilities products and services to reduce electricity waste, measure and validate resource consumption, and advance sustainable practices, Powersmiths provides an integrated sustainability management platform for healthcare facilities with Powersmiths WOW. Powersmiths has worked with a...

  • Member Spotlight: Moonlight Slumber Mattresses and Pads

    March 15th, 2012 - 12:38 pm

    Arthur Martelli of Moonlight Slumber has been in the healthcare business since 1984. “Once we found out Practice Greenhealth existed, we thought ‘Why aren’t we members? This is a natural fit for us.’”

    Moonlight Slumber formed in 2005, and manufactures mattresses, OR pads, gurney pads, and similar products. With three channels of business (healthcare, dormitory, and cribs), they’re always busy...

  • Member Spotlight: Advocate Health Care’s Environmental Stewardship

    January 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    Advocate Health Care has made a commitment to delivering sustainable health care through conservation of resources, preservation of environmental health, and waste minimization. By building a culture of stewardship where each of  our associates are responsible and accountable for our impacts on the planet, Advocate intends to deliver health care that meets today's needs without compromising the health needs of future generations.

  • Member Spotlight: Becton, Dickinson and Co. Signs up for New WindMade™ Label

    December 20th, 2011 - 5:22 pm

    Major global companies including Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Method and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) have produced or have pledged to procure at least 25 percent of their operations’ power consumption from wind energy. They announced their commitment to become certified under the new WindMade™ consumer label at a Global Launch event in New York.

    The label allows participating companies to communicate the share of...

  • Member Spotlight: Gundersen Health System Transforming Blue Wrap from Waste into Useable Products

    November 13th, 2011 - 6:31 pm

    When Gundersen Health System needs to wrap instrument trays in blue wrap for use in the OR, they’ve found a way to reuse it thanks to a unique partnership. Gundersen knew there had to be ways to reuse blue wrap and considered working with a vendor to create tote bags, but the option was not financially or environmentally sound. Then, they connected with Coulee Region RSVP—a volunteer program for people age 55 and up that has a long-standing...

  • Member Spotlight: Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment

    October 12th, 2011 - 12:42 pm

    Join regional and national health care professionals, environmental industry experts, and educators for this learning and networking event designed to showcase the measurement practices of hospitals as they journey toward more sustainable environments for hospital staff, patients, and communities. The keynote speaker, plenary session, and smaller breakout sessions will explore how facilities are measuring sustainability success using...

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