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  • University of Maryland Medical Center Awarded LEED Certification for Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower

    October 19th, 2015 - 1:34 pm
    In the News

    Baltimore – Oct. 13, 2015. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower, a 140,000-square-foot patient care building that was completed in late 2013. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is an internationally recognized measurement of a building’s adherence to sustainable, or “green,” principles.

    UMMC is...

  • 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America | 2015

    October 14th, 2015 - 11:14 am
    In the News

    Written by Shannon Barnet | October 02, 2015

    No longer simply a place to heal sick people, many hospitals across the nation have taken on the responsibility of being a beacon of health in their respective...

  • A Closer Look at Sharps Management

    October 14th, 2015 - 10:40 am
    In the News

    Today, health care providers have many container choices for sharps management, including reusable sharps containers that meet OSHA standard 1910.1030(d)(iii)(A) and are closeable, puncture resistant, leakproof and affixed with warning labels. But in June 2015, a poster session at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual conference stirred opinions in facilities of all sizes about the potential risk of...

  • 2015 Sustainable Operations Survey

    October 12th, 2015 - 12:15 pm
    In the News

     by Beth Burmahl, Suzanna Hoppszallern Senior Editor, Jamie Morgan

    Hospitals make fruitful progress toward sustainability as some take great strides and others stick to baby steps

  • MacArthur ‘genius’ Gary Cohen: Health industry’s epiphany creates science opportunity

    October 2nd, 2015 - 10:55 am
    In the News

    By Lena H. Sun September 29  


  • A Greener Operating Room

    September 29th, 2015 - 3:33 pm
    In the News

    As your stretcher is wheeled into a hospital operating room (OR) and you stare up at the bright surgical lights, you are likely thinking about your impending surgery, not if those lights have LED bulbs or if the anesthetic gas you are about to breathe contributes to climate change. But maybe you should be. Hospitals consume over 10% of the nation's energy and generate more than 5.9 million tons of waste a year, and the health care sector is...

  • Environmental health advocate Cohen wins MacArthur 'genius' grant

    September 29th, 2015 - 10:57 am
    In the News

    By Adam Rubenfire  | September 29, 2015

    Gary Cohen, a noted environmental health advocate, has been named one of 24 MacArthur fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


  • Johnson & Johnson Commits to New Energy and Climate Goals

    September 28th, 2015 - 5:25 pm
    In the News

    As a parent of four young children, I am inspired to leave the next generation a healthy environment in which to live and work. As the lead for the Global Energy Program at Johnson & Johnson, I am motivated and inspired each day by the potential global impact we can make given the size and expanse of our businesses. The great thing about working for Johnson & Johnson is that Our Credo provides us with a clear and compelling reminder...

  • Climate change is a lifestyle disease

    August 31st, 2015 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    As more people begin to talk about climate change as a serious health issue, doctors, nurses and other health professionals will have an important role in helping people understand how a warming planet might threaten their health.

    Clinicians can be a trusted voice of authority in the increasingly cacophonous public discourse on the subject. There is something else the medical community can bring to the discussion: our perspective on...

  • Colorado Medical Waste Heads to Nation’s Capitol to Tackle Top Issues Facing Small Employers at Small Business Leadership Summit

    August 27th, 2015 - 12:05 pm
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    COLORADO MEDICAL WASTE, INC., Colorado’s only sustainable medical waste processing facility, will be among 100 small business owners attending this year’s Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2015. The Summit, hosted by small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, will provide a unique opportunity for Colorado Medical Waste and other small businesses to interact with key policymakers, senior...

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