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  • Changing the Face of Patient Care

    December 15th, 2015 - 6:37 pm
    In the News

    Unique philosophies around the outpatient experience are taking hold at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new facility

    By Maura Keller

    As the result of recent medical advances, fewer and fewer cancer patients require hospitalization as part of their...

  • Business Advisor: Going Green Can Save You Green

    December 8th, 2015 - 3:07 pm
    In the News

    10 ways that environmental stewardship can really pay off.

    Julie Moyle, MSN

    Going green is the right thing to do for the environment, but taking steps to reduce your facility's carbon footprint can also result in significant returns on eco-friendly investments. Here are 10 ways you can save big by reprocessing, reorganizing, reducing and recycling.

    1. Reprocess SUDs

  • Medical Center Saves Costs and Resources in the OR

    December 8th, 2015 - 1:00 am
    In the News

    University of Maryland Med Center Boosts Efficiency, Reduces Device Expenses

    The University of Maryland Medical Center is cutting costs in a sizable way through the adoption of data-driven sustainability and energy-efficiency practices regarding its...

  • Hospitals Worldwide Join Together in the Fight Against Climate Change

    December 3rd, 2015 - 11:05 am
    Press Releases

    During COP21, Health Leaders Announce Commitments to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    [Paris] – This week during the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change, health system representatives from around the world have gathered in Paris to announce a series of commitments to reduce carbon emissions and exert leadership to combat climate change.
    More than 50 major health systems, hospitals, and health organizations...

  • Dignity Health halts all investments in coal companies

    December 3rd, 2015 - 10:48 am
    In the News

    By Bob Herman  | December 3, 2015

  • Dignity Health to Limit Investments in Thermal Coal Energy

    December 3rd, 2015 - 10:38 am
    In the News

    Dignity Health will participate in meetings concurrent with the COP21 Paris Climate Conference

    December 03, 2015 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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  • Market Transformation Group builds on Healthier Hospitals momentum

    November 30th, 2015 - 9:08 am

    Last month in Boston, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Practice Greenhealth convened a meeting as part of an exciting joint initiative called the Market Transformation Group (MTG). The goal of the MTG is to leverage the aggregate buying power of participating health systems in order to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare supply chain towards more sustainable...

  • A Path to Safer Chemicals: Purchasing Integrated Pest Management Services

    November 29th, 2015 - 11:50 pm

    An important step in reducing the use of and potential exposure to hazardous chemicals within health care facilities is through an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach within buildings and in landscaping. IPM is a strategy focusing on long-term prevention and suppression of pest problems through a combination of practices such as structural, cultural, mechanical, physical, and biological controls, with a least hazardous...

  • Safer Chemicals Challenge Refreshed!

    November 29th, 2015 - 11:32 pm

    Each month through January 2016, Healthier Hospitals is releasing refreshed measures, informed by enrollee feedback and data analysis over the three-year initiative. December brings us the Safer Chemicals measure, and there are no big changes to this challenge beyond the refreshed guidance materials. The goals and data submission details are the same, with...

  • Climate and Health: 2016 is THE Year

    November 29th, 2015 - 10:11 pm

    By Lauren Kleinman, Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    It’s been a good year for climate in 2015—the Lancet Commission on Health and Climate Change, the Pope’s encyclical on climate change, the Clean Power Plan, the White House Summit on Climate and Health, and of course as this blog is releasing- the upcoming Paris talks. 2015 was also the year we saw health systems making firmer commitments to climate:


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