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  • 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
    In the News

    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...

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

    May 31st, 2013 - 4:45 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 - 11:35 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 - 2:26 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 - 8:59 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 - 1:29 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 - 3:24 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 - 10:16 pm
    In the News

    By David Ollier Weber

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

    ...

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