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  • Montefiore Health System cuts energy use with sustainable initiatives

    August 25th, 2015 - 12:00 am
    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...

  • Practice Greenhealth Releases its 2015 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    August 21st, 2015 - 4:58 pm
    Press Releases

    Report Describes Dramatic Environmental Improvements and over $76 Million in Annual Savings at 220 Hospitals.


    August 20, 2015, (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth announced today the release of their 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Sustainability Benchmark Report, a...

  • Top three Myths About Using Social Media

    August 21st, 2015 - 4:34 pm

    In many ways, the potential of social media as a communication tool is misunderstood, if not underestimated. While professionals tend to use LinkedIn as their digital networking platform of choice, social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook can also be used to build networks, share information, be a part of trending conversations, and connect in an increasingly technological world. While often considered to be geared toward more...

  • CleanMed 2015 Mobile App wins PCMA 2015's BEST IN SHOW!

    August 7th, 2015 - 12:59 pm
    Press Releases

    Given the fact that the CleanMed conference is an annual forum where health-care administrators, clinicians, medical researchers, building designers, and product vendors gather to share information and learn about best practices for creating environmental sustainability in the medical sector, it’s no small thing that the mobile app allows the event to be virtually paper-free. But the app for CleanMed 2015, held this past May in Portland,...

  • The Top 13 Environmental Concerns for Medical Products

    August 4th, 2015 - 12:46 am

    Beth Eckl, Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program

    The top 13 environmental concerns were identified in order to standardize what is an environmentally preferable medical product (that does not plug in or have a battery). This “Top 13” list is publicly available for use in supply chain considerations, either as RFP questions, as questions to...

  • Employee Engagement and Sustainability- A Winning Combo

    August 4th, 2015 - 12:42 am

    According to a 2010 Towers Watson Global Workforce study, only about half of the 20,000 health care survey respondents expressed a generally favorable view of their organization's leadership. Here’s what employees sought out of leadership: that leadership is trustworthy and that they care about the well-being of others. The year 2015 marks the first time the millennial generation will outnumber their older colleagues in the U.S. workforce....

  • Market Transformation Group: Less Meat, Better Meat Engagement Initiative

    August 3rd, 2015 - 7:19 pm

    Twelve participating health systems joined a virtual meeting on July 9 to learn and share progress towards purchasing meat and poultry produced without routine, non-therapeutic antibiotics. Additionally, these participants invite guest speakers ranging from producers and manufacturers to other supply chain partners to help them overcome barriers in production, access, procurement and tracking of these foods. Tyson Foods joined this month’s...

  • Business Membership Update

    August 3rd, 2015 - 5:18 pm

    Practice Greenhealth is changing the way we work with businesses that supply products and services to the health care sector. We are phasing out our paid business membership.

    We are committed to expanding our hospital membership and to developing programs and projects that will entail more active and focused collaboration among hospital members and businesses/companies that supply products and services to our health care provider...

  • Sector Performance team to drive sector transformation

    June 26th, 2015 - 3:14 pm

    Practice Greenhealth introduced its new Sector Performance team this spring. This team was formed to centralize Practice Greenhealth’s commitment to determine the best ways to assess, quantify, track and compare health care sustainability performance as a means to drive sector transformation. A primary focus for the new team is to gain a better understanding of how health care and other sectors collect and use data to drive results, how other...

  • Finding Sustainable Products and Services

    June 26th, 2015 - 2:34 pm

    Need an architect experienced with designing energy-efficient hospitals or need to find a supplier for a PVC-free medical device? Interested in what products can help your facility win a Practice Greenhealth award?

    The Practice Greenhealth Supplier Directory allows you to search for sustainable products and services that will help your...

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