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

    August 3rd, 2015 - 6:19 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 - 4:18 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 - 2:14 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 - 1:34 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...

  • New Practice Greenhealth Facility Member Benefit

    June 26th, 2015 - 1:22 pm

    GGHH Connect - The Internet hub for global health care sustainability

    We are excited to bring you GGHH Connect, a new benefit for Practice Greenhealth member hospitals and health systems:

    Practice Greenhealth is the sole U.S. member of Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), a worldwide network of hospitals and health systems coordinated by our sister organization, Health Care Without Harm. As a result, all Practice...

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

    June 26th, 2015 - 1:17 pm

    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

    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

    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’...

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