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  • CleanMed 2015 App Wins Best In Show Award

    September 15th, 2015 - 4:28 pm
    Press Releases

    Mobile event app turns expo into “pure engagement” that rewards attendees for exploring the show, networking and learning.

    The CleanMed 2015 Mobile Application was recognized with the Best in Show 2015 award in the category of Mobile Applications for a Convention and Meeting by the PCMA (Professional Convention Management Association), the leading organization for meeting and event professionals.

    The app is powered by the SpotMe...

  • Navigating antibiotic use in animal agriculture

    August 30th, 2015 - 11:52 pm

    – A New Guidance Resource Provided For Hospital Purchasers


  • Climate change is a lifestyle disease

    August 30th, 2015 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    As more people begin to talk about climate change as a serious health issue, doctors, nurses and other health professionals will have an important role in helping people understand how a warming planet might threaten their health.

    Clinicians can be a trusted voice of authority in the increasingly cacophonous public discourse on the subject. There is something else the medical community can bring to the discussion: our perspective on...

  • Market Transformation Group preparing for October 29 meeting in Boston

    August 30th, 2015 - 7:13 pm

    The more than fifteen health systems participating in the Market Transformation Group, a joint effort to transform the health care supply chain towards more sustainable products, technologies, and services organized by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm, are preparing for the upcoming in-person meeting in Boston on October 29.

    Health systems have been invited to attend one or more of the following activities: An evening...

  • Check-Up on Greening the OR

    August 30th, 2015 - 6:45 pm

    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Engagement Manager, Greening the OR

    What is your team doing around Greening the OR right now? Have you evaluated your current practices? Are you on your way toward completing 2015 goals? Are you facing any barriers or challenges within the surgical department or have you come up with a creative and innovative solution to an everyday problem? We’d love to hear about it! Let us know how we can help, or how you...

  • The Green Influence

    August 28th, 2015 - 11:51 am

    Special Guest Contributors:

    People are excited by sustainability because of the newfound passion around linking human activity to planetary implications which affect the prosperity of the communities we live. Iqbal Mian, Lean Leader-Sustainability at Ministry Health Care has...

  • Hospitals Demonstrate Support for Greening the Supply Chain

    August 28th, 2015 - 10:26 am

    Health care organizations representing over 145 hospitals have signed the “EPP Pledge” to demonstrate support for and a commitment to environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) in health care.

    Signers of the EPP Pledge agree to consider the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products, Version 1.0 in their purchasing processes in at least one contract in a year’s time. These questions can apply to...

  • Earn Trust

    August 28th, 2015 - 8:52 am

    Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement

    “Call me if you find a needle on the floor.” 

    These were words that I said to environmental services workers back in 1991 when I was hired as a waste manager in a New York City hospital. At first, they didn’t call me. But I kept saying it. Then I got a call and went up on the floors to look into it.  Over time the...

  • Colorado Medical Waste Heads to Nation’s Capitol to Tackle Top Issues Facing Small Employers at Small Business Leadership Summit

    August 27th, 2015 - 11:05 am
    In the News

    COLORADO MEDICAL WASTE, INC., Colorado’s only sustainable medical waste processing facility, will be among 100 small business owners attending this year’s Small Business Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. from May 11-13, 2015. The Summit, hosted by small business advocacy organization Small Business Majority, will provide a unique opportunity for Colorado Medical Waste and other small businesses to interact with key policymakers, senior...

  • Montefiore Health System cuts energy use with sustainable initiatives

    August 24th, 2015 - 11:00 pm
    In the News


    Control Montefiore Health System and Medical Centers energy budget while increasing ROI through low-risk and diverse strategies and initiatives.

    What Makes Montefiore Health System different from other hospitals and medical centers? 

    “Going green” and “sustainability” are trending words that we hear thrown around a lot today. More and more organizations claim that they are...

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