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  • DOTmed Health Care Business News talks to Laura Wenger, executive director of Practice Greenhealth

    January 8th, 2014 - 2:13 pm
    In the News

    DOTmed Health Care Business News recently spoke with Practice Greenhealth’s executive director, Laura Wenger, to find out how greening health care offerings can have a positive impact on the bottom line.

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  • Community Health Center Asks: To LEED Or Not To LEED?

    January 2nd, 2014 - 12:04 pm
    In the News

    Healthcare Design | December 31, 2013 by Deborah Wingler and Ellen Taylor 

    In November 2012, Adelante Healthcare, a system of seven federally qualified healthcare facilities serving the Phoenix metropolitan area and surrounding communities, opened the nation’s first LEED-Platinum community health center in Mesa, Ariz. Driven by a commitment to provide...

  • 5 of the Biggest Healthcare Sustainability Stories of 2013

    December 30th, 2013 - 1:26 pm
    In the News

    Written by Bob Herman | December 26, 2013 | Becker's Hospital Review

    Here are five of the biggest stories from 2013 related to hospitals, health systems and sustainability initiatives.

    In September, Becker's Hospital Review released "50 of the Greenest Hospitals...

  • B. Braun Receives FDA Approval For New Large-Volume Irrigation Containers

    September 27th, 2013 - 4:45 pm
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    Only 2 and 3 Liter irrigation containers approved in the U.S. that are not manufactured with DEHP

    BETHLEHEM, PA – September 23, 2013 –B. Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun), a leader in infusion therapy and pain management, announced today that it has received FDA approval of 0.9% Sodium Chloride for Irrigation in 2L and 3L containers. The approval initiates B.Braun’s launch of TITAN® XL, a...

  • Health Matters 09/18/13

    September 18th, 2013 - 10:04 pm
    In the News

    Posted: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 12:00 am

    ADDED MONITORING: Critically ill patients are benefiting from a new program designed to improve care and shorten hospital stays. Mayo Clinic's Enhanced Critical Care program offers 24/7 remote monitoring of the sickest patients at six Mayo Clinic Health System hospitals in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

    Patients will continue to...

  • Green Design Solutions For The Operating Room

    June 19th, 2013 - 5:22 pm
    In the News

    By Janet Brown

    In 2009, the Journal of the American Medical Association published a report showing that the American healthcare sector accounts for nearly one-tenth of the country’s carbon dioxide emissions, the largest contributor to global climate change of any industry sector. According to ...

  • Reflections on the state of health care sustainability

    June 18th, 2013 - 3:27 pm
    In the News

    By Brian White

    Being in the business of third-party SUD reprocessing, our organization has long been involved in helping support the advancement of hospital sustainability initiatives. In the early days, sustainability in health care wasn’t easy — it required substantial investment and lacked the visibility provided by other initiatives within the hospital. Thanks, in part, to organizations like Practice Greenhealth and the dedication...

  • Peterborough: A greener path to health care

    June 12th, 2013 - 4:13 pm
    In the News

    By Dave Anderson
    Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

    Going green isn’t easy, but Monadnock Community Hospital is taking on the task. Unlike many organizations that focus their efforts in one or two areas, the Peterborough hospital is tackling all six of the challenges presented under the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a free national program designed to help hospitals increase the use of sustainable products while also lowering costs....

  • Healthcare Transportation Specialist MedSpeed Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    June 7th, 2013 - 3:03 pm
    In the News

    Elmhurst, IL, June 11, 2013—MedSpeedis pleased to announce that it has expanded its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field that are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

    Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation and business solutions to help its members in their...

  • PVC-free medical plastics processing propels Eldon James

    June 6th, 2013 - 5:39 pm
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    A Colorado plastics processing company is significantly expanding capacity in response to growing demand for PVC- and silicone-free tubing and injection molded fittings for the medical and food markets.

    Eldon James is adding 10 injection molding machines and two extrusion lines to a consolidated 75,000-sq-ft facility in Denver...

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