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

    June 9th, 2015 - 8:00 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 5th, 2015 - 12:00 am
    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 - 12:15 pm

    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 - 11:22 am
    In the News

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

    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 - 5:02 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...

  • Practice Greenhealth Names Grumman/Butkus a 2015 Champion for Change

    May 21st, 2015 - 4:55 pm
    In the News

    EVANSTON, Illinois – May 20, 2015 – For the third year in a row, Grumman/Butkus Associates has received a Champion for Change award from Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit membership organization.

    The group offers environmental solutions for the healthcare sector and promotes best practices by hospitals, related facilities, and their suppliers and service providers. The Champion for Change award recognizes businesses, group purchasing...

  • CleanMed 2015 Conference Gives Health Care Leaders the Knowledge and Means to Use Sustainability to Improve the Patient Experience, Environmental, Population and Financial Health

    May 21st, 2015 - 11:28 am
    Press Releases

    (Reston, Va.)— CleanMed, the nation’s premier national environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability, marked its twelfth conference last week by drawing over a thousand attendees to Portland, Oregon to discuss best practices and preview innovative new technologies, products and services. CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by long-time sustainability organizations, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care...

  • Practice Greenhealth Honors Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

    May 14th, 2015 - 10:30 pm
    Press Releases

    2015 Award Winners Announced

    RESTON, VA, May 14, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) -- Practice Greenhealth -- the nation's leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care -- announced its 2015 Environmental Excellence Award Winners today.

    Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards began in 2002 and are given each year to honor health care institutions for outstanding achievements in...

  • Practice Greenhealth Celebrates Winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    May 14th, 2015 - 10:17 pm
    Press Releases

    Most Prestigious Environmental Achievement Award Offered by the Organization

    Practice Greenhealth—the nation's leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care—has announced the winners of the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards.

    The Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards is Practice Greenhealth's highest honor for hospitals. The award recognizes the...

  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative's 2014 Milestone Report Caps Three Years of Sustainability Achievement Among Hospitals Nationwide

    May 13th, 2015 - 11:23 am
    Press Releases

    Program tracked tremendous progress across the health care sector to cut energy and waste, increase local and sustainable food and reduce toxins

    (Reston, Va.)—The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) released today its 2014 Milestone Report, announcing the collective impact of nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country that reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved the health of patients...

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