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Practice Greenhealth Names Laura Wenger, RN, as Executive Director

Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that it has named Laura Wenger, R.N., as its executive director.  Wenger has served as interim executive director since October 2011, and replaces Anna Gilmore Hall, RN, CAE, who stepped down in September.

“I am proud to be executive director of the nation’s leading health care sustainability organization,” states Wenger.  “Practice Greenhealth has built tremendous momentum moving the health care sector toward operational practices that protect patients, health care staff, and the environment, and I look forward to continue to grow on that momentum and further expand our outreach in the coming years.” 

Formerly Director of Education, Training & Events for Practice Greenhealth, Wenger brings more than 17 years of experience in nursing, consulting and health care professional education development. In her role as interim executive director, Wenger effectively addressed the needs of Practice Greenhealth members and staff by fostering working partnerships among board, staff and the health care community.

Results-oriented and visionary, she has brought the organization’s education programs to a new level. Previously, Wenger served as the Director of Clinical Integration for Consorta, where she assisted the membership with product evaluations, clinical education and management of the Consorta environmentally preferable purchasing program (EPP). Prior to her work at Consorta, Wenger held several nursing positions at Parkview Health System, including Director of the CICU/MICU/eICU.

"This is a time of exciting opportunities for Practice Greenhealth, and finding the ideal executive director is important to the future success of the organization," said Gary Cohen, Practice Greenhealth President and Founder. "We are confident that Laura Wenger's nursing experience, combined with her leadership skills and success in developing the educational program of Practice Greenhealth, will help us grow the organization to be a powerful force for healing in American society."

In her new role, Wenger will oversee Practice Greenhealth staff operations and program delivery.

About Practice Greenhealth:

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in healthcare that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit: practicegreenhealth.org.

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