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  • HealthTrust Becomes Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    January 21st, 2014 - 1:49 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 - 4:43 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...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces the New 2013 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    December 20th, 2013 - 10:10 am
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    Shows tracking, metrics of sustainability in health care at a new level

    December 19, 2013(Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce the release of the 2013 Sustainability Benchmark Report, a detailed analysis of useful...

  • Florida Hospital Association Becomes Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    December 18th, 2013 - 12:36 pm
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    Promotes green stewardship within the
    health care sector across the state of Florida

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the Florida Hospital Association has become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to help speed the health care sector toward...

  • Donald Berwick Applauds Health Care Sustainability Initiatives

    December 11th, 2013 - 4:25 pm
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    Healthier Hospitals Initiative calls on hospitals to join effort, adopt
    sustainability practices
     that achieve better health and better care at lower cost

    ORLANDO, Fla.— Donald Berwick—one of the world’s leading advocates for high-quality health care—declared environmental sustainability as one next crucial revolution in quality care during a presentation today at...

  • Practice Greenhealth’s Carrie Abernathy Named one of USAE’s Forty Under 40® Award Winners

    November 26th, 2013 - 1:42 pm
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    RESTON, VA—Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Carrie Meadows Abernathy,CMP, CEM, CSEP, Director of Education, Training & Events, was named one of USAE’s Forty Under 40 Award Winners November 19, 2013. USAE is the online news source of the association community’s convention and visitor bureaus and hotels and resorts industries.

    “I am honored to be recognized by my peers and the...

  • Practice Greenhealth Welcomes New Members

    November 18th, 2013 - 8:00 pm
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    Health care organizations commit to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices

    November 18, 2013 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth is pleased to welcome its newest members, who join a 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....

  • Vermont Hospitals Commit to a Healthier Future with the First Statewide Enrollment in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    September 13th, 2013 - 10:50 am
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    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) and Efficiency Vermont announced today that Vermont is the first state to commit to enrolling all of its hospitals in HHI, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united...

  • Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth interviewed on Green is Good Radio!

    September 4th, 2013 - 4:14 pm
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    With more than 18 years of experience in leadership positions in the health care field, Laura Wenger serves as a driving force for environmental sustainability in health care.

    Listen to Laura Wenger as she discussed why sustainability in hospitals is important on America’s Talk Channel 244 on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. It was broadcasted on over 170 XM Satellite radio and FM Radio Stations. You can now find...

  • Sterilmed joins Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative

    August 19th, 2013 - 10:58 am
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    Medical device reprocessing company supports sustainability in the operating room

    August 1, 2013 — (Reston, Virginia) — Practice Greenhealth announced today that Sterilmed has signed on as a supporter of one of the non-profit’s major initiatives focused on greening the operating room. Sterilmed, a leader in the reprocessing industry, is the latest business to join...

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