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  • Jeffrey Brown Selected to Lead Practice Greenhealth

    July 23rd, 2014 - 10:53 am
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    (Reston, Va.)—Practice Greenhealth announced today that Jeffrey Brown has been hired as the organization’s new Executive Director. Brown brings a wealth of experience in corporate and nonprofit leadership to the position.

    Most recently, Jeff ran a consulting business that provided strategic, management, and corporate responsibility support to corporations in a wide range of business segments. He also served as...

  • Practice Greenhealth Honors Environmental Excellence Awards Winners 2014 Award Winners Announced

    June 5th, 2014 - 7:26 pm
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    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth has announced its 2014 Environmental Excellence Award Winners. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge.  

    These coveted Awards are given each year to honor health care institutions for outstanding...

  • Practice Greenhealth Celebrates First-Ever Winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    June 5th, 2014 - 10:30 am
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    Most prestigious environmental achievement award offered by the organization

    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth has announced the first-ever winners of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards. Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best...

  • NewGen Surgical Becomes a Sponsor of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative

    May 30th, 2014 - 4:13 pm
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    Sustainably designed medical device company supports sustainability in the operating room

    March 15, 2014 — (Reston, Virginia) — Practice Greenhealth announced that NewGen Surgical has signed on as a supporter of one of the non-profit’s major initiatives focused on greening the operating room. NewGen Surgical, a leader in developinghigh-quality, single-use devices from today’s most...

  • Palomar Health’s Commitment to Earth Day Every Day

    March 11th, 2014 - 6:38 am
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    Palomar Health is making serious strides in recognizing sustainability's connection to wellness, fiscal responsibility and quality patient care.

    This year, Palomar Health is celebrating its commitment to the environment by becoming Earth Day Leaders through Practice Greenhealth's year-long Earth Day Leadership events. Each month, Palomar Health will join nearly 1,200 other Practice Greenhealth hospitals and businesses in participating...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Development of Total Cost of Ownership Tool for Health Care Products and Services

    February 22nd, 2014 - 10:09 am
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    First-of-its-kind effort will evaluate total costs from use to disposal of health care products

    February 4, 2014 (Reston, Virginia)– As part of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the Supply Chain® Initiative, Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce the development of a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) Framework to be used by health care providers to evaluate the total cost...

  • Massachusetts Hospital Association Becomes a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    February 20th, 2014 - 5:19 pm
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    Promotes green stewardship in the areas of leaner energy and healthier food within the healthcare system across the state of Massachusetts

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI)announced today that the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA)has become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier...

  • Illinois Hospital Association Signs on as Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    February 13th, 2014 - 5:02 pm
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    Commits to leadership position in national health care sustainability and population health movement.

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the Illinois Hospital Association (IHA) has become a Supporting...

  • HealthTrust Becomes Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    January 21st, 2014 - 12:49 pm
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    BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—January 17, 2014—The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that HealthTrust, a Parallon affiliate, has become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading healthcare institutions united to help move the healthcare sector toward environmental sustainability.

    HHI is a coordinated sector-wide approach based on the premise that how providers...

  • Sustainability efforts can boost the bottom line

    January 2nd, 2014 - 3:43 pm
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    By Laura Wenger, Executive Director | Practice Greenhealth

    “Sustainability” can mean different things to different people. In health care, sustainability is a means to practice the Hippocratic Oath—to heal and do no harm—through safer products, reduced air emissions, elimination of toxins, safer working environments, less waste and efficient use of energy and water.

    But sustainability isn't just about environmental...

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