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  • STERIS Announces Sponsorship of CleanMed 2014

    August 12th, 2013 - 9:24 am
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    Company joins Practice Greenhealth and will be lead sponsor of health care’s premier conference on health care and sustainability

    (Reston, Va.)— CleanMed, the nation’s premier conference on health care and sustainability, announced today that STERIS Corporation is the Host Sponsor for the CleanMed 2014 conference, scheduled to be held in Cleveland next spring. Last year, CleanMed drew a record 900 health care...

  • Greening the OR Symposium: Event Will Help Hospitals Increase Efficiency, Reduce Waste

    August 8th, 2013 - 10:44 am
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    (Tampa, FL)— Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership organization for health care institutions committed to sustainable practices, will host its first annual Greening the OR Symposium—sponsored by Synergy Health—in Tampa on Wednesday, September 4.

    Operating rooms are a major consumer of hospital resources, with supply costs often making up over 50 percent of an OR’s total budget. In addition, operating rooms produce a...

  • Practice Greenhealth Welcomes New Members

    July 25th, 2013 - 10:40 am
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    Organizations commit to sustainable, environmentally friendly practices

    July 22, 2013 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth is pleased to welcome its newest members, who join a community of more than 1,200 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.


  • Practice Greenhealth’s Carrie Abernathy Named Vice Chairman of the Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation

    July 25th, 2013 - 10:06 am
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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 Vice Chairman of the Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings...

  • The White House Formally Recognizes the Link Between Health Care and Climate Change with Its Champions of Change Awards

    July 5th, 2013 - 5:01 pm
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    Names "Champions of Change" in Health Environmental Sustainability

    Reston, VA—Following President Obama's announcement of his vision to reduce carbon pollution and lead the global effort to lessen the impacts of climate change, The White House has revealed its 2013 Public Health and Climate Change “Champions of Change.” These individuals are being recognized...

  • CleanMed 2013 Sustainable Health Care Conference Achieves Record Attendance

    May 1st, 2013 - 11:35 am
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    (Boston, MA)  CleanMed, the nation’s premier conference on health care and sustainability, marked its tenth conference in 2013 by drawing more than 900 health care leaders to Boston to discuss best practices, learn from each other and preview innovative new technologies. Attendance was the highest since the conference began in 2001. CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm...

  • Practice Greenhealth Honors Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

    April 30th, 2013 - 2:35 pm
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    2013  Award Winners Announced 

    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership association devoted to environmentally responsible health care, has announced its 2013 Environmental Excellence Award winners.  These coveted Awards are given to institutions within the health care sector for outstanding programs to reduce the facility’s environmental footprint.

    Harborview Medical Center,...

  • FIRST-EVER Healthier Hospitals Initiative's 2012 Milestone Report

    April 22nd, 2013 - 4:43 pm
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    Data from U.S. Hospitals Shows Decreased Environmental Impacts and Costs

    In the first-ever Healthier Hospitals Initiative 2012 Milestone Report released today, 370 HHI-member hospitals indicate that they have reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved patient health by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business models. This is the first time hospitals have quantified...

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

    April 9th, 2013 - 9:43 am
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    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the California Hospital Association has signed on as a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into daily operations for improved health of patients, staff and community, reduced environmental impact by the sector, and...

  • Practice Greenhealth Members Author New Sustainability Book

    March 25th, 2013 - 5:37 pm
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    Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative

    March 25, 2013 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth announced today that members Carrie R. Rich, J. Knox Singleton, and Seema Wadhwa have authored a new book on health care sustainability. Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative challenges health care leaders to think through the implications of our decisions from...

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