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  • Practice Greenhealth and Johnson & Johnson Partner to Advance Sustainability in Health Care

    June 17th, 2015 - 4:58 pm
    Blog

    Last month, the health care industry came together in Portland, Oregon for CleanMed 2015 – the nation’s premiere conference for sustainability in health care. The message at this year’s conference was clear: Within the health care industry, opportunities abound to lead the way for positive environmental impact. Johnson & Johnson and Practice Greenhealth sponsored a survey to glean insights from attendees on their facilities’...

  • Southeast Michigan hospitals save green by going green

    June 16th, 2015 - 12:42 pm
    In the News

    By JAY GREENE  

    St. Joseph Mercy Health System in Ann Arbor has taken advantage of low fuel oil and gas prices the past year and saved more than 20 percent through advanced bulk purchases.

    Beaumont Health System has cut electricity usage by at least 10 percent, saving at least $1.4 million last year, by purchasing more...

  • 100 Years Too Late

    June 10th, 2015 - 2:58 pm
    In the News

    In response to the G7’s announcement to phase out fossil fuels by the end of the century, Gary Cohen argues we’re being lulled into thinking we have more time than we really do. 

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  • Ohio Hospitals’ Energy Conservation Efforts Ensure Patient Health, Cut Costs

    June 9th, 2015 - 10:00 pm
    In the News

    Published by Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth, Ohio Healthier Hospitals: A Collection of Energy Case Studies showcases successful efforts by Cleveland Clinic, Highland District Hospital, ProMedica, and University Hospitals to implement energy reduction initiatives that increased air quality, improved patient health, and reduced operating expenses.

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  • Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals saluted for energy-saving initiatives

    June 9th, 2015 - 10:41 am
    In the News

    By TIMOTHY MAGAW  

    Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are being lauded for their energy conservation efforts.

    The Northeast Ohio health care juggernauts are two of four Ohio health organizations — the others being Highland District Hospital in Hillsborough and ProMedica in Toledo — highlighted in a recent report from ...

  • Ohio Hospitals’ Energy Conservation Efforts Ensure Patient Health, Cut Costs

    June 9th, 2015 - 7:00 am
    Press Releases

    New Report Showcases Clean Energy Commitments from Four Leading Health Organizations

    [Columbus, Ohio] Four Ohio health organizations – Cleveland Clinic, Highland District Hospital, ProMedica, and University Hospitals – successfully implemented energy reduction initiatives that increased air quality, improved patient health, and reduced operating expenses.

    Their successes were published in...

  • The Myth That Coal Is Cheap

    June 4th, 2015 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    Its health and other societal costs are staggering. Phasing out coal-fired power plants would be good for the country.

    BY GARY COHEN | JUNE 5, 2015

    In May, Republican U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia introduced legislation to roll back President Obama's ...

  • CleanMed marks its twelfth conference

    June 2nd, 2015 - 11:15 am
    Blog

    Author: Jeffrey Brown, Executive Director

    This month Practice Greenhealth and HCWH brought almost one thousand health care professionals, suppliers to health care, educators, and others interested in the sector, to Portland, Oregon for CleanMed 2015.

    We know there are strong and definitive connections between human health, environmental health, and financial health. The organizations leading the transformation of health...

  • Governments Recognize Air Pollution’s Threat to Human Health

    May 28th, 2015 - 10:22 am
    In the News

    World Health Assembly’s Air Pollution Resolution is a Small First Step

    http://www.healthyenergyinitiative.org/governments-recognize-air-pollutions-threat-to-human-health/

    The world’s governments took an important step forward in recognizing air pollution as a major threat to human health, ...

  • Lovell Federal Health Care Center is named Practice Greenhealth Partner for Change

    May 21st, 2015 - 4:02 pm
    In the News

    FHCC formally acknowledged for environmentally preferable practices

    NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. - The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center (FHCC) was awarded the 2015 "Greenhealth Partner for Change" Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices...

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