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  • Join the Greening the OR Symposium in Reston, Virginia on September 24

    June 26th, 2015 - 1:17 pm
    Announcements

    The Greening the OR Symposium is around the corner! This year, Practice Greenhealth will hold the Greening the OR Symposium on September 24 in Reston, Virginia—just miles from Dulles International Airport and our nation’s capital, Washington D.C. The workshop has a great lineup of award-winning members highlighting their strategies...

  • CleanMed: The Lean, Mean, Green Health Care Conference!

    June 25th, 2015 - 3:58 pm
    Blog

    By now I am sure you’ve heard of our annual conference, CleanMed, which takes place each spring to bring together health care sustainability professionals and suppliers. However, many people don’t realize that CleanMed is one of the most environmentally friendly tradeshows in the country. As director of education and events for Practice Greenhealth, it is my role to make sure all aspects of CleanMed come...

  • Gundersen receives accolades for achieving energy independence

    June 23rd, 2015 - 9:25 am
    In the News

    In October 2014, Gundersen Health System achieved its first days of energy independence by creating more energy than it consumed, making it the first known health system to accomplish this feat. Since then Gundersen has been recognized by local, state and national media and by agencies throughout the country for this unprecedented accomplishment.

    Gundersen has also been recognized by many environmental organizations including:

    ...
  • Healthcare confronts climate change: Schools, providers focus on health effects to dampen political opposition

    June 22nd, 2015 - 11:03 am
    In the News

    By Andis Robeznieks  | June 13, 2015

    A number of medical, nursing and public health schools around the country are launching programs to train students about the effects of climate change on health and how to reduce its impact.

    In addition, some health systems...

  • 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...

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