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  • Sharing Greening the OR strategies and savings

    July 3rd, 2018 - 1:31 pm

    Practice Greenhealth recently attended the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses conference in New Orleans to promote environmental best practices in the operating room. We shared Greening the OR resources and five strategies that can save $25,000 a year per OR with nurses, managers, directors, students, and educators. And we...

  • Culinary contest winner announced

    July 3rd, 2018 - 1:24 pm

    Northwestern Memorial Hospital won Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth’s inaugural culinary contest with their red dahl recipe, which was served at the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards Gala.

    Hospitals across the country submitted their favorite delicious and healthy recipes to the Health Care...

  • Calling all nurses

    July 3rd, 2018 - 1:20 pm

    Health Care Without Harm and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments recently launched the Nurses Climate Challenge, which empowers nurses to educate 5,000 health professionals on the health impacts of climate change and how to be part of the solution.


  • CleanMed sessions free for members to view

    July 3rd, 2018 - 1:16 pm

    For the first time, we’re providing all Practice Greenhealth members with access to view the more than 60 CleanMed sessions for free. Take advantage of this added member benefit to learn from and be inspired by colleagues and experts from across the country to advance your sustainability goals.

    Visit the Greenhealth Academy to access the...

  • Finding your voice in the climate story

    July 3rd, 2018 - 1:10 pm

    What is your unique climate story? Rachelle Reyes Wenger, Dignity Health's director of public policy and community advocacy, delivers a CleanMed Talk challenging us to reflect on who we are and the tremendous power we each possess to change the trajectory of climate change using our story....

  • Top U.S. hospitals recognized for their sustainability leadership

    April 16th, 2018 - 6:07 pm
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth announces winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    [Washington, DC] Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, has announced the winners of its annual Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards.

    These health care facilities exemplify the best in environmental excellence, representing the...

  • GreenBiz left me feeling hopeful

    March 18th, 2018 - 12:00 pm

    By Lauren Koch, Health Care Without Harm climate and health program associate director

    Let’s get one thing out of the way: I have been eying the GreenBiz conference for years. I was almost as excited to go to this event as I was for my very first CleanMed five years ago – almost.

    I was positively giddy getting off the plane in...

  • Baby steps toward big goals: Dr. Gandhi’s leadership in the OR

    March 18th, 2018 - 11:44 am

    By Kaeleigh Sheehan, Member Engagement and Greening the OR manager

    “Globally, nationally, as a sector, we have to set higher standards, and be more mindful of our impact,” says Dr. Seema Gandhi, associate clinical professor of anesthesiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

    Gandhi says environmental stewardship has always played a prominent role in her daily life. Growing up...

  • On the Road: Practice Greenhealth partners with Dignity Health

    February 5th, 2018 - 4:16 pm

    By Iqbal Mian, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager

    The first time I saw Sister Mary Ellen Leijewski, Dignity Health’s vice president of corporate responsibility, was at CleanMed a few years ago. Along with fellow CleanMed participants (I worked at a fellow Practice Greenhealth member health system at that time), we listened intently to Sr. Mary Ellen’s...

  • Validation, motivation, and reputation: How the Environmental Excellence Awards can strengthen member’s sustainability efforts

    February 5th, 2018 - 2:13 pm

    On a recent winter morning, Michael J. Fiore CIH, CSP, director of Environmental Occupational Health and Safety/Sustainability at NorthShore University HealthSystem, sat down with Hermine Levey Weston for a conversation about the value of the Environmental Excellence Awards in advancing their sustainability goals.

    [Hermine] NorthShore University HealthSystem’s past successes include an Emerald and a Top...

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