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  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    April 17th, 2017 - 10:03 pm
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    Most prestigious environmental achievement award recognizing sector’s top hospitals

    (Reston, VA) — Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, has announced the winners of its annual Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards.

    The award recognizes 25 health care facilities that exemplify the best in environmental...

  • Practice Greenhealth’s Sustainability Benchmark Report Shows Strong Progress in Environmental Performance Among Nation’s Leading Hospitals

    January 4th, 2017 - 12:00 pm
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    Details health care sustainability trends across key areas: green purchasing, safer chemicals, climate change mitigation, energy and waste reduction, local and sustainable food

    Washington, DC – Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, released today its eighth annual Sustainability Benchmark Report....

  • 20 Years In, We’re Just Getting Started

    September 2nd, 2016 - 11:41 am
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    Celebrating Health Care Without Harm’s 20th anniversary, Gary Cohen reflects on the last two decades in the environmental health movement and offers an opportunity for health care to redefine its role in the 21st century.


  • Greenhealth Exchange Issues Statement on Demand from Leading Health Systems for Sustainable Meat and Poultry

    September 1st, 2016 - 3:06 pm
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    RESTON, Virginia (September 1, 2016)—Last week, nine leading health systems—Advocate Health Care, Catholic Health Initiatives, Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Gundersen Health System, HackensackUMC, Kaiser Permanente, Partners HealthCare*, University Hospitals Health System, and Veterans Health Administration Nutrition and Food Services—called on food producers and manufacturers to meet the growing demand for meat and poultry raised...

  • Practice Greenhealth Unveils Greenhealth Cost of Ownership Calculator

    August 31st, 2016 - 1:45 pm
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    Understanding cost of ownership data will help hospitals find cost savings and
    minimize environmental impact, in response to industry need

    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth—the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care—revealed its Greenhealth Cost of Ownership (GCO) Calculator today.

    The calculator is a first-of-its-kind for the health care...

  • New exchange aims to bleed green, not red

    August 30th, 2016 - 5:14 pm
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    Greenhealth pushes sustainable products, services to the forefront of contract availability


  • Commentary: Food for thought - Hospitals must do more to end their wasteful ways

    July 12th, 2016 - 10:48 am
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    By Janet Howard  | July 9, 2016

    In the busy healthcare environment, opportunities for interventions to improve operations and processes far outnumber the number of hours in a day.

    The 80/20 rule demands that projects with the greatest impact that require the least effort be implemented. Sustainability activities that feed into strategic goals offer the...
  • Practice Greenhealth and Feeding America Partner to Mobilize the Health Care Sector to Reduce Food Waste and Provide Food to Those who Struggle with Hunger

    June 7th, 2016 - 9:00 am
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    Hospitals and food banks will provide nutritious food to communities in need across the country.

    June 7, 2016 (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth and Feeding America announced today a new collaboration to help Americans living at risk of hunger. The nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization and leading health care sustainability membership organization have...

  • Inside the toxin-free hospital of the future

    May 31st, 2016 - 1:46 pm
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    By Gary Cohen, President & Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm

    Last week, hundreds of changemakers from hospitals, health systems and medical products or supplier companies gathered in Dallas to learn and compare notes at the 13th CleanMed Conference.

    CleanMed is the nation’s largest conference focusing on health care sustainability. Every year, we connect the health care leaders working to accelerate our sector’s...

  • Carilion joins national initiative to reduce carbon footprint

    February 4th, 2016 - 12:09 pm
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    By Christina Craig - Reporter

    ROANOKE (WSLS10) – A nationwide movement among health care centers to reduce the carbon footprint is coming to Roanoke. Carilion is the first hospital in the Roanoke Valley to take part in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. The idea is to improve the health of the environment.


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