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  • A Greener Operating Room

    September 29th, 2015 - 3:33 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 - 11:36 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 - 10:57 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 - 5:25 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...

  • CleanMed 2015 App Wins Best In Show Award

    September 15th, 2015 - 5:28 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 31st, 2015 - 12:52 am

    – A New Guidance Resource Provided For Hospital Purchasers


  • Climate change is a lifestyle disease

    August 31st, 2015 - 12:00 am
    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 - 8:13 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 - 7:45 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 - 12:51 pm

    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...

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