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  • Less Waste Challenge Refreshed!

    October 29th, 2015 - 5:59 pm
    Announcements

    Each month through January 2016, Healthier Hospitals is releasing refreshed measures, informed by enrollee feedback and data analysis over the three-year initiative. November brings us the Less Waste 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 one small...

  • Recapping the Greening the OR Symposium

    October 29th, 2015 - 5:44 pm
    Announcements

    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Engagement Manager, Greening the Operating Room 

    In September, Practice Greenhealth held the Greening the OR Symposium in Reston, Virginia. The one-day workshop focused on sustainability issues specific to the OR - waste and purchasing, lean strategies and operational efficiencies, energy and water conservation and the built environment.

    One of the most exciting themes of the day wasn’t just the...

  • 3M Sustainability in Health Care Summit

    October 29th, 2015 - 4:56 pm
    Announcements

    By Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals

    The October 16, 2015, 3M Sustainability in Health Care Summit held at the 3M Innovation Center gave us a glimpse into the future of health care sustainability. An impressive lineup of health care sustainability leaders shared, as Kathy Gerwig put it, “Bold Goals” for their health systems, with a focus on greenhouse gas reduction, water...

  • How are health care quality improvement and environmental sustainability connected?

    October 29th, 2015 - 10:42 am
    Blog

    By Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Part two of a two-part blog series begun last week.

    ...

  • Tip of the Hat to Practice Greenhealth’s Quality Management Professionals!

    October 21st, 2015 - 11:54 am
    Blog

    By Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Practice Greenhealth celebrates National Healthcare Quality Week October 18-24, 2015 by recognizing our members who exemplify the work in improving population health in their communities.

    Health Care Sustainability is a fun Quality Improvement Project with Serious Benefits

    As a director of...

  • University of Maryland Medical Center Awarded LEED Certification for Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower

    October 19th, 2015 - 12:34 pm
    In the News

    Baltimore – Oct. 13, 2015. The University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its Shock Trauma Critical Care Tower, a 140,000-square-foot patient care building that was completed in late 2013. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification is an internationally recognized measurement of a building’s adherence to sustainable, or “green,” principles.

    UMMC is...

  • 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America | 2015

    October 14th, 2015 - 10:14 am
    In the News

    Written by Shannon Barnet | October 02, 2015

    http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/50-of-the-greenest-hospitals-in-america-2015.html

    No longer simply a place to heal sick people, many hospitals across the nation have taken on the responsibility of being a beacon of health in their respective...

  • A Closer Look at Sharps Management

    October 14th, 2015 - 9:40 am
    In the News

    Today, health care providers have many container choices for sharps management, including reusable sharps containers that meet OSHA standard 1910.1030(d)(iii)(A) and are closeable, puncture resistant, leakproof and affixed with warning labels. But in June 2015, a poster session at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology annual conference stirred opinions in facilities of all sizes about the potential risk of...

  • 2015 Sustainable Operations Survey

    October 12th, 2015 - 11:15 am
    In the News

     by Beth Burmahl, Suzanna Hoppszallern Senior Editor, Jamie Morgan

    Hospitals make fruitful progress toward sustainability as some take great strides and others stick to baby steps

    ...
  • MacArthur ‘genius’ Gary Cohen: Health industry’s epiphany creates science opportunity

    October 2nd, 2015 - 9:55 am
    In the News

    By Lena H. Sun September 29  

    ...

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