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  • Inside the toxin-free hospital of the future

    May 31st, 2016 - 12:46 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 - 11:09 am
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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.

  • Gary Cohen on Tulsa Public Radio

    February 4th, 2016 - 10:58 am
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    On this installment of StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of hospitals, health care systems, medical professionals, environmental health organizations, and similar groups. This coalition was formed in 1996, shortly after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified medical waste incineration as the leading source of dioxin emissions in this country. (Dioxin is one of the most...

  • Furniture Companies Release Lists of Environmentally Preferable Products

    January 26th, 2016 - 2:16 pm
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    Showcases growing movement to eliminate chemicals of concern from health care

    [Reston, VA] Eleven furniture manufacturers and two textile suppliers have publicly released lists of products that avoid the use of chemicals linked to negative health and environmental impacts. The release of these lists makes it easy for hospitals to identify, compare, and select furniture that meets their...

  • Hospitals Worldwide Join Together in the Fight Against Climate Change

    December 3rd, 2015 - 10:05 am
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    During COP21, Health Leaders Announce Commitments to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    [Paris] – This week during the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change, health system representatives from around the world have gathered in Paris to announce a series of commitments to reduce carbon emissions and exert leadership to combat climate change.
    More than 50 major health systems, hospitals, and health organizations...

  • Prescribing a climate remedy: Healthcare leaders aim to affect international climate change negotiations

    November 17th, 2015 - 1:05 pm
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    For an industry that loves to promote the “triple aim” buzz phrase, the U.S. healthcare system often leaves out one important element.

    By Bob Herman  | November 14, 2015


  • Gary Cohen Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

    September 29th, 2015 - 10:36 am
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    Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth’s founder and president, was named as one of the 2015 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more than 20 years, Cohen has led the health sector in repositioning institutional practices around sustainability, climate change, and community health.

  • CleanMed 2015 App Wins Best In Show Award

    September 15th, 2015 - 4:28 pm
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    Mobile event app turns expo into “pure engagement” that rewards attendees for exploring the show, networking and learning.

    The CleanMed 2015 Mobile Application was recognized with the Best in Show 2015 award in the category of Mobile Applications for a Convention and Meeting by the PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), the leading organization for meeting and event professionals.

    The app is powered by the SpotMe...

  • Practice Greenhealth Releases its 2015 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    August 21st, 2015 - 3:58 pm
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    Report Describes Dramatic Environmental Improvements and over $76 Million in Annual Savings at 220 Hospitals.


    August 20, 2015, (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth announced today the release of their 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Sustainability Benchmark Report, a...

  • CleanMed 2015 Mobile App wins PCMA 2015's BEST IN SHOW!

    August 7th, 2015 - 11:59 am
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    Given the fact that the CleanMed conference is an annual forum where health-care administrators, clinicians, medical researchers, building designers, and product vendors gather to share information and learn about best practices for creating environmental sustainability in the medical sector, it’s no small thing that the mobile app allows the event to be virtually paper-free. But the app for CleanMed 2015, held this past May in Portland,...

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