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  • Practice Greenhealth Honors Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

    May 14th, 2015 - 9:30 pm
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    2015 Award Winners Announced

    RESTON, VA, May 14, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Practice Greenhealth -- the nation's leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care -- announced its 2015 Environmental Excellence Award Winners today.

    Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards began in 2002 and are given each year to honor health care institutions for outstanding achievements in...

  • Practice Greenhealth Celebrates Winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    May 14th, 2015 - 9:17 pm
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    Most Prestigious Environmental Achievement Award Offered by the Organization

    Practice Greenhealth—the nation's leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care—has announced the winners of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards.

    The Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards is Practice Greenhealth's highest honor for hospitals. The award recognizes the...

  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative's 2014 Milestone Report Caps Three Years of Sustainability Achievement Among Hospitals Nationwide

    May 13th, 2015 - 10:23 am
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    Program tracked tremendous progress across the health care sector to cut energy and waste, increase local and sustainable food and reduce toxins

    (Reston, Va.)—The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) released today its 2014 Milestone Report, announcing the collective impact of nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country that reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved the health of patients...

  • Setting a Plastics Recycling Benchmark

    March 16th, 2015 - 10:54 am
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    HPRC, Covidien and Practice Greenhealth present key results from a survey on plastic packaging and products recycling in U.S. hospitals

    Health care facilities in the United States generate approximately 14,000 tons of waste per day,1 most of which is disposed of in landfills or by incineration. It’s estimated that between 20 percent and 25 percent of that 14,000 tons can be attributed...

  • Are Fossil Fuels the Next Tobacco? They Should Be | Commentary

    March 9th, 2015 - 10:24 am
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    By Gary Cohen

    In the 113th Congress, members took in more than $40 million dollars in campaign contributions from oil, gas and coal companies — the same companies that receive $37.5 billion in U.S. subsidies. We’ve seen this dependency on corporate money before, during the tobacco wars of the 1960s. From that campaign, we learned how critical divestment is for social change.

    Kicking an addiction is never...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces the New 2014 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    February 28th, 2015 - 3:16 pm
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    Shows tracking, metrics of sustainability in health care at a new level

    Practice Greenhealth is pleased to present the 2014 edition of the annual health care Sustainability Benchmark Report, highlighting the achievements of the 2014 award-winning facilities. Available for download by Practice Greenhealth members exclusively as a benefit of membership, the report compiles a vast amount of data collected from...

  • Imus Greening The Cleaning® Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    January 26th, 2015 - 10:52 am
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    HACKENSACK, NJ:  The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is pleased to partner with Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

    Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally...

  • Practice Greenhealth Welcomes Sodexo as a Business Member

    January 22nd, 2015 - 2:00 pm
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    Commits to support the health care sector with patient and staff-specific food services.

    January 21, 2015 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth announced today that Sodexo has joined its community of more than 1,300 leading health care organizations and suppliers to the sector who act as change agents and healing forces in their communities on behalf of patients, staff, and the environment at large.  Sodexo...

  • The future of hospital food

    January 8th, 2015 - 3:45 pm
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    This first appeared in the January 2015 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News

    Janet Howard is the director of facility engagement at Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit with the mission to improve the health of health care, both by creating a healthier environment for patients and professionals and by creating an overall healthier planet through educational...

  • Gundersen installs medication disposal containers for public drop off

    January 5th, 2015 - 10:19 pm
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    Gundersen Health System is building upon its successful pharmaceutical waste collection program with separate medication disposal containers for public use.

    Gundersen is providing three medication drop boxes for patient, visitor and employee use. The boxes are located in the following areas on Gundersen campuses during normal Pharmacy business hours:

    • Gundersen La Crosse Clinic Pharmacy
    • Gundersen East Building...

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