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  • Hospitals weigh safety, sustainability when reprocessing single-use devices

    May 31st, 2013 - 3:45 pm
    In the News

    WALTHAM, MASS. — Hospitals have been open about the increasing pressure to balance skyrocketing health-care costs with safety and sustainability. Recycling everything under a health-care facility's roof — from thin-film packaging to polystyrene cafeteria plates to medical devices — has become one way of saving money and showing patients hospitals are as concerned about the environment and consumption as they are about saving lives.

    But...

  • Saving Green by Going Green

    May 13th, 2013 - 10:35 am
    In the News

    In August 2012, Forbes ran an article by Richard Crespin entitled, “If Sustainability Costs You More, You’re Doing it Wrong.” Never before has this been more true for health care providers than it is right now. In fact, data shows that if hospitals put in place certain green initiatives, they would save a lot more green – to the...

  • Hospitals Find ROI in Recycling Efforts

    May 6th, 2013 - 1:26 pm
    In the News

    In their relentless quest to contain costs, hospitals and health systems are examining all areas of their operations for signs of waste, even materials once considered trash.

    They may be able to save billions of dollars.

    Last year, an initiative of 350 hospitals recycled more than 50 million pounds of materials, diverted 61.5 million pounds of construction and demolition waste from landfills, and saved almost $32 million from...

  • Changes on the menu

    April 29th, 2013 - 7:59 am
    In the News

    Increasing emphasis on wellness and healthier dietary choices leads to new directions in hospital food service

    By Jaimy Lee

    Restaurants across the U.S. might serve Wild Alaskan salmon with a side of wheat berries, but at Fletcher Allen Health Care, an academic medical center in Burlington, Vt., the meal is locally sourced and costs only $5.25.

    The 419-bed...

  • EcoSurg™ Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    April 22nd, 2013 - 12:29 am
    In the News

     

    (Memphis, TN)  Randall Surgical Corporation - EcoSurg™ is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

    Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business...

  • 3M Teams With AORN, IAHCSMM, SIS and Practice Greenhealth to Ignite OneTogether Movement

    March 6th, 2013 - 2:24 pm
    In the News

    3M Infection Prevention and founding partners, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and Practice Greenhealth have joined together to form OneTogether: The Power of Small Actions, a multi-year program with the goal of driving individual small actions to collectively generate a significant impact on the...

  • A Simple Recipe for Community Benefit

    February 26th, 2013 - 9:16 pm
    In the News

    By David Ollier Weber

    As hospital-based farmers markets proliferate, the chef who concocted them is excitedly expanding the menu.

    ...
  • Resource Recycling Systems Welcomes Susan Graff to their Management Team

    February 20th, 2013 - 12:28 pm
    In the News

    Contact:
    Marty Seaman, RRS Director of Business Development
    Cell: 810-730-4791
    Fax: 734-996-5595
    Email: mseaman@recycle.com
    www.recycle.com

    Ann Arbor, MI, February 19, 2013 - Resource Recycling Systems (RRS) is pleased to announce the addition of Susan Graff as a new Principal and Vice President of Global Corporate...

  • Belimed Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    February 8th, 2013 - 10:38 am
    In the News

    February 7, 2013

    Contact:
    Mary Jo Doll, Belimed
    843-216-7424x.101
    maryjo.doll@belimed.us

    Contact:
    Lara Sutherland, Practice Greenhealth
    866-598-2210
    LSutherland@practicegreenhealth.org

    Charleston, SC, BelimedInc. (www.belimed....

  • B. Braun Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    January 25th, 2013 - 2:25 pm
    In the News

    Bethlehem, PA – January 24, 2013 – B.Braun Medical Inc. (B.Braun) is pleased to announce that it will be partnering with Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

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

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