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  • 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...

  • Hospitals Demonstrate Support for Greening the Supply Chain

    August 28th, 2015 - 11:26 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 - 9:52 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 - 12:05 pm
    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 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....

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