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  • CleanMed: The Lean, Mean, Green Health Care Conference!

    June 25th, 2015 - 4:58 pm

    By now I am sure you’ve heard of our annual conference, CleanMed, which takes place each spring to bring together health care sustainability professionals and suppliers. However, many people don’t realize that CleanMed is one of the most environmentally friendly tradeshows in the country. As director of education and events for Practice Greenhealth, it is my role to make sure all aspects of CleanMed come...

  • Practice Greenhealth and Johnson & Johnson Partner to Advance Sustainability in Health Care

    June 17th, 2015 - 5:58 pm

    Last month, the health care industry came together in Portland, Oregon for CleanMed 2015 – the nation’s premiere conference for sustainability in health care. The message at this year’s conference was clear: Within the health care industry, opportunities abound to lead the way for positive environmental impact. Johnson & Johnson and Practice Greenhealth sponsored a survey to glean insights from attendees on their facilities’...

  • CleanMed marks its twelfth conference

    June 2nd, 2015 - 12:15 pm

    Author: Jeffrey Brown, Executive Director

    This month Practice Greenhealth and HCWH brought almost one thousand health care professionals, suppliers to health care, educators, and others interested in the sector, to Portland, Oregon for CleanMed 2015.

    We know there are strong and definitive connections between human health, environmental health, and financial health. The organizations leading the transformation of health...

  • The 45th Anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22!

    April 14th, 2015 - 5:48 pm

    Author: Sherry MacDonald, Director of Marketing and Communications, Practice Greenhealth

    This is a day to give thanks, educate and celebrate health care’s commitment to our environment and the planet. While we all know that Earth Day is every day, April 22 is a day for tree planting, departmental clean-up contests, cooking demonstrations, community shredding for document recycling and much more. What do...

  • Special Report: Building the Business Case for More Sustainable Hospitals

    March 12th, 2015 - 3:11 pm

    By Keith Sutter, Director of Medical Device Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson

    Support for sustainability among health care professionals is significant. A recent global Harris Poll survey commissioned by Johnson & Johnson found that more than three-quarters of health care professionals across six countries believe sustainability initiatives protect staff, and nearly 70 percent agreed they make business sense. ...

  • Using Community Benefits to Improve Healthy Food Access

    February 10th, 2015 - 4:04 pm

    By Jennifer Obadia

    As described in Health Care Without Harm’s report, Utilization of Community Benefits to Improve Healthy Food Access in Massachusetts, new IRS...

  • Join us in Portland for CleanMed 2015

    January 26th, 2015 - 1:09 pm

    As we move into 2015, CleanMed is coming up – and the early-bird deadline is looming just one month away! If you have been to CleanMed, you know the outstanding value that it is, and the incredible takeaways you will bring back to your organization to save money as well as the environment. If you haven’t attended, and you play any role in the sustainability process in your organization, you will find it invaluable. What you learn at CleanMed...

  • Happy New Year from Practice Greenhealth!

    January 7th, 2015 - 11:49 am

    As we celebrate 2014, the Practice Greenhealth team thanks each of you, our members and partners, for giving us the opportunity to join you in making the world a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable place.
    We’re especially grateful to those of you who attended CleanMed in 2014 and made the event a success...

  • CleanMed – Leading by Example

    December 8th, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    With the end of the year approaching, all of us at Practice Greenhealth and the Healthier Hospital Initiative are looking forward to CleanMed 2015. At CleanMed, the health care community comes together to share our knowledge and thoughts, opinions and real-life successes, and our challenges and best practices. We come together to celebrate and acknowledge the great work you do to improve human and environmental health.

    Plan to Attend...

  • Environmental Sustainability and the Triple Aim

    November 10th, 2014 - 5:09 pm

    Blog by Blair Sadler, Esq., Senior Fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement

    Now is the time to make environmental sustainability part of your quality improvement work.

    Years ago when I was a hospital CEO, I didn't have sustainability on my radar screen. I wasn't aware of the significant impact that the health care sector has on the environment – and on quality care. I didn't consider the amount of...

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