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  • 50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America | 2015

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

    Written by Shannon Barnet | October 02, 2015

    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  


  • Hospitality from Hospitals

    October 1st, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    Shriners Hospital for Children Chicago, Hospital Sisters Health System and NorthShore University Health System

    As a registered nurse with decades of experience working in hospitals and as a health care sustainability specialist, it’s comfortable to visit the halls of hospitals and meet with green team leaders to teach as well as learn about environmental stewardship efforts.


  • Sustainable foodservice starts with you

    October 1st, 2015 - 10:46 am

    Practice Greenhealth launches new resources this month

    Breathing in through my nose, I turned to my father and said “I love the smell of freshly turned soil.” I was only 7. At a young age, I took to my father’s side and helped in every way I could by assembling...

  • A Greener Operating Room

    September 29th, 2015 - 2:33 pm
    In the News

    As your stretcher is wheeled into a hospital operating room (OR) and you stare up at the bright surgical lights, you are likely thinking about your impending surgery, not if those lights have LED bulbs or if the anesthetic gas you are about to breathe contributes to climate change. But maybe you should be. Hospitals consume over 10% of the nation's energy and generate more than 5.9 million tons of waste a year, and the health care sector is...

  • Gary Cohen Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

    September 29th, 2015 - 10:36 am
    Press Releases

    Gary Cohen, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth’s founder and president, was named as one of the 2015 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. For more than 20 years, Cohen has led the health sector in repositioning institutional practices around sustainability, climate change, and community health.

  • Environmental health advocate Cohen wins MacArthur 'genius' grant

    September 29th, 2015 - 9:57 am
    In the News

    By Adam Rubenfire  | September 29, 2015

    Gary Cohen, a noted environmental health advocate, has been named one of 24 MacArthur fellows by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


  • Johnson & Johnson Commits to New Energy and Climate Goals

    September 28th, 2015 - 4:25 pm
    In the News

    As a parent of four young children, I am inspired to leave the next generation a healthy environment in which to live and work. As the lead for the Global Energy Program at Johnson & Johnson, I am motivated and inspired each day by the potential global impact we can make given the size and expanse of our businesses. The great thing about working for Johnson & Johnson is that Our Credo provides us with a clear and compelling reminder...

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