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  • Conservation corps: New breed of healthcare manager works to dial down energy use and resource consumption

    November 2nd, 2012 - 3:57 pm
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    Modern Healthcare
    By Ashok Selvam
    October 27, 2012

    Shortly after hospitals implement energy conservation programs at their facilities, it's not unusual for utility companies to notify administrators that there might be some technical glitches with the electric meters.

    A significant drop in energy consumption hardly ever means there's a defect—it just means the conservation efforts are working just fine,...

  • Future impact of environmental scorecards, hospital global purchasing guidelines revealed in new report at 2012 CleanMed Europe Conference

    September 28th, 2012 - 9:30 am
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    Johnson & Johnson Press Release

    Linking “greener” operations to mission of healing is key to long-term sustainability of health care organizations

    New Brunswick, NJ (Sept. 26, 2012) – At today’s 2012 CleanMed Europe Conference, a research study was showcased revealing that increased global demand for more sustainable health care is driving the...

  • Doctors Overlook Chemical Illnesses, Study Finds

    July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm
    In the News

    ScienceDaily (July 10, 2012) — Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis, according to clinical research directed by a UT Medicine San Antonio physician.

    http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120710120331.htm

  • IRS allows hospitals to claim credit for environmentally responsible activities

    May 23rd, 2012 - 11:43 am
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    Catholic Health World, Volume 28, Number 10, June 1, 2012

    IRS allows hospitals to claim credit for environmentally responsible activities

    By KIM VAN OOSTEN

    DENVER — Environmental sustainability and policy leaders from Catholic health care and other health care organizations meeting here at CleanMed 2012 had high praise for an IRS...

  • Greener ORs: Keys to making the business case

    May 10th, 2012 - 3:26 pm
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    OR Manager, Vol. 28 No. 5, May 2012

    Perioperative staff and managers face a variety of pressures: improving processes, enhancing patient outcomes, documenting savings, meeting regulations, and more, all in a time of tighter budgets. With so much to balance, it can be difficult to consider (much less sell to upper management) the idea of greening the operating room. That’s especially...

  • Hospitals at risk for hazardous pharmaceutical waste violations

    March 14th, 2012 - 2:29 pm
    In the News

    By: Fred Gebhart, Contributing Editor
    Drug Topics 

    Hospitals and health systems are organizing the industry’s vast purchasing power to push manufacturers of medical products to make them with safer chemicals and to be more environmentally friendly.

    Five large groups that buy $130 billion of these products every year on...

  • Reducing Chemical Exposure for Children in Hospitals, Sizewise Introduces New Specialized Pediatric Mattress Line

    February 28th, 2012 - 10:06 am
    In the News

    Sizewise, a growing and diversified medical equipment manufacturer, today announced the industry’s first pediatric mattress line that is free of harmful chemicals of concern for patients and care providers. The Sizewise pediatric mattress line is made in the United States to meet and exceed the newest industry guidelines and certifications for environmental sustainability. 

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  • Hospitals, health groups use purchasing power to push for greener medical products

    October 13th, 2011 - 11:33 am
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    By Lena H. Sun
    The Washigton Post

    Hospitals and health systems are organizing the industry’s vast purchasing power to push manufacturers of medical products to make them with safer chemicals and to be more environmentally friendly.

    Five large groups that buy $130 billion of these products every year on behalf of hospitals and other health-care facilities have adopted a standard set of questions they want vendors...

  • Hospitals Boost Sustainability Efforts, Reduce Environmental Impact

    July 19th, 2011 - 9:49 am
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    Infection Control Today

    The healthcare industry is rife with opportunities to reduce the environmental impact it creates, with the added benefits of institutional financial gain, improved patient outcomes, better staff health and reduced turnover, and community benefit, according to a report from Practice Greenhealth and from the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations. An increasing number of healthcare institutions are...

  • Simple Steps Help Set Green Product Criteria

    June 8th, 2011 - 11:12 am
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    By Greg Zimmerman, Executive Editor
    FacilitiesNet

    Most facility managers have a good general idea of what constitutes a green product: It has a lower environmental impact than similar products of the same kind. But it's when delving into the details of that definition that the difficulty arises. The idea of matching organizational priorities — ensuring good indoor air quality, nixing particular chemicals, etc. — with product...

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