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  • 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...
  • Health Care Without Harm Calls for Climate Action at Launch of HHS Health Care Resilience Initiative

    December 12th, 2014 - 6:21 pm
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    Joins Health Care Leaders at White House Event to Commit to Building a Climate Resilient Health System

    [Washington, DC] –At a senior-level White House event today, Health Care Without Harm and health executives from across the country called for an increased commitment from the health sector to take the significant and measurable actions that the mitigation of climate change...

  • B Braun Will Once Again Sponsor Practice Greenhealth DEHP-Free Award

    November 25th, 2014 - 6:52 pm
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    Company is committed to supplying solution containers not made with natural rubber latex, DEHP or PVC.

    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership association devoted to environmentally responsible health care, has announced that B Braun will sponsor the DEHP-Free Award, one of the Practice...

  • Gundersen reaches first days of energy independence

    November 24th, 2014 - 12:05 pm
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    First health system in nation to achieve this distinction

    Gundersen Health System is achieving its first days of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. Oct. 14, 2014 was the landmark day when Gundersen first produced more renewable energy than the health system consumed.

    Gundersen's accomplishments include energy efficiency improvement of over 40% resulting in annual...

  • Gundersen reaches energy independence

    November 12th, 2014 - 11:28 am
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    First health system in nation to achieve this distinction

    LA CROSSE WI - Gundersen Health System achieved its first day of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. On Oct. 14, 2014, Gundersen produced more energy than the health system consumed. 

    In 2008, Dr. Jeff Thompson, Gundersen CEO, set a goal for the organization to control rising energy costs and...

  • Practice Greenhealth Receives Top ASAE Honors for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    October 27th, 2014 - 10:25 am
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    The health care sector leads their communities to healthier futures

    October 28, 2014 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth has earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), a national campaign to implement a new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the health care sector.

    The American Society of...

  • Carrie Abernathy Named Chair of Green Meetings Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation

    October 27th, 2014 - 9:38 am
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    Continues to advance the importance of sustainable meetings

    October 27, 2014 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Carrie Meadows Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Director of Education, Training & Events, was named Chair of the Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation (GMIF) along with its 2014-2015 Board of...

  • Hospitals Serve Over 126,000 Meals that Feature Meat and Poultry Raised Without Unnecessary Antibiotics

    October 23rd, 2014 - 9:19 am
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    350+ Hospitals Celebrate Food Day With Their Commitment to Building Sustainable Food Systems

    [Reston, VA] – On October 24, 352 hospitals around the country will serve 126,600 meals that feature meat or poultry raised without non-therapeutic antibiotics. Spearheaded by Health Care Without Harm, these hospitals are leading a nationwide movement...

  • Health Care Sector Moves Away from Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture

    September 10th, 2014 - 10:11 am
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    Major U.S. health systems commit to purchasing furniture without toxic flame retardants; building sector-wide momentum to eliminate unnecessary health threat

    Chicago, IL– Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and University Hospitals announced today that they will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame retardant chemicals. Combined,...

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