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  • Practice Greenhealth visits HCA Healthcare

    September 10th, 2018 - 9:35 am

    By Janet Howard, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager

    Headquartered in vibrant Nashville, Tenn., HCA Healthcare (HCA) has more than 170 hospitals across the country and approximately 1,800 sites of care, including surgery centers, freestanding ERs, urgent care centers, and physician clinics. A member of Practice Greenhealth since 2009 and a founding sponsor of the Greening the OR Initiative, HCA’s environmental...

  • Sharing Greening the OR strategies and savings

    July 3rd, 2018 - 2:31 pm

    Practice Greenhealth recently attended the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses conference in New Orleans to promote environmental best practices in the operating room. We shared Greening the OR resources and five strategies that can save $25,000 a year per OR with nurses, managers, directors, students, and educators. And we...

  • Culinary contest winner announced

    July 3rd, 2018 - 2:24 pm

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital won Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth’s inaugural culinary contest with their red dahl recipe, which was served at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala.

    Hospitals across the country submitted their favorite delicious and healthy recipes to the Health Care...

  • Calling all nurses

    July 3rd, 2018 - 2:20 pm

    Health Care Without Harm and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments recently launched the Nurses Climate Challenge, which empowers nurses to educate 5,000 health professionals on the health impacts of climate change and how to be part of the solution.


  • CleanMed sessions free for members to view

    July 3rd, 2018 - 2:16 pm

    For the first time, we’re providing all Practice Greenhealth members with access to view the more than 60 CleanMed sessions for free. Take advantage of this added member benefit to learn from and be inspired by colleagues and experts from across the country to advance your sustainability goals.

    Visit the Greenhealth Academy to access the...

  • Finding your voice in the climate story

    July 3rd, 2018 - 2:10 pm

    What is your unique climate story? Rachelle Reyes Wenger, Dignity Health's director of public policy and community advocacy, delivers a CleanMed Talk challenging us to reflect on who we are and the tremendous power we each possess to change the trajectory of climate change using our story....

  • Healthier environments demonstrate respect for health care workers

    January 8th, 2018 - 12:39 pm

    By Veronique Nagle, Practice Greenhealth human resources director

    As a Practice Greenhealth member, your organization is striving for healthier environments,  healthier people, and a healthier bottom line. In times of trying to do more with less, while also  increasing stakeholder engagement, maximize efforts by connecting with human resources to identify opportunities to enhance the hiring and...

  • Millennials and sustainability: Recruiting and retaining the next generation of health care

    January 4th, 2018 - 7:26 pm

    By Lauren Koch, Health Care Without Harm climate and health program associate director

    I am on the edge of the millennial generation. And, it turns out, my career path mirrors the research on my generation.

    After earning a business degree, I ventured into the corporate jungle and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. Driven by my passion, I focused my job search on organizations with ethics that matched mine.


  • With a little help from our friends

    December 4th, 2017 - 1:00 pm

    By Gary Cohen, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm president

    2017 has been a year of uncertainty. We saw some of the largest demonstrations in modern history, including the Women’s March, the People’s Climate March,...

  • How 5 hospitals set environmental purchasing priorities and saved millions

    December 4th, 2017 - 9:29 am

    By Beth Eckl, Practice Greenhealth Environmental Purchasing program director

    You’ve secured leadership support, built a team of colleagues who were successful in getting an environmental purchasing policy adopted, and now it’s time to select environmentally preferable products and services. So which contracts should you begin with? And how do you prioritize among hundreds of purchasing opportunities...

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