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  • Employees: A Powerful Force in Sustainability

    March 3rd, 2015 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    Sustainability often begins with passionate employees. “Health care is full of passionate people. The place is teeming with individuals who want to do this work,” said Janet Howard, director of facility engagement at Practice Greenhealth (PGH), a non-profit membership organization. At the beginning of her career, when Howard was conducting hospital waste audits, she was struck by the fact that no matter which unit she was in or what care was...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces the New 2014 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    February 28th, 2015 - 3:16 pm
    Press Releases

    Shows tracking, metrics of sustainability in health care at a new level

    Practice Greenhealth is pleased to present the 2014 edition of the annual health care Sustainability Benchmark Report, highlighting the achievements of the 2014 award-winning facilities. Available for download by Practice Greenhealth members exclusively as a benefit of membership, the report compiles a vast amount of data collected from...

  • Gundersen Health System wins Energy-Independence Enterprise of the Year Award

    February 18th, 2015 - 3:32 pm
    In the News

    RENEW Wisconsin presented Gundersen Health System with the Energy-Independence Enterprise of the Year Award at its recent RENEW Energy Policy Summit held in Madison, WI.

    The award is given for outstanding leadership and effective implementation of a corporate campaign to greatly reduce...

  • Using Community Benefits to Improve Healthy Food Access

    February 10th, 2015 - 3:04 pm

    By Jennifer Obadia

    As described in Health Care Without Harm’s report, Utilization of Community Benefits to Improve Healthy Food Access in...

  • Colorado Medical Waste Receives 2014 Business Recognition Award for Environmental Sustainability

    January 30th, 2015 - 2:19 pm
    In the News

    AURORA, Colo., Dec. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado Medical Waste, Inc. was honored at the 10th Annual 2014 Business Recognition Dinner and Award Ceremony on December 4, 2014 at the Aurora Municipal Center.  A video ...

  • Join us in Portland for CleanMed 2015

    January 26th, 2015 - 12:09 pm

    As we move into 2015, CleanMed is coming up – and the early-bird deadline is looming just one month away! If you have been to CleanMed, you know the outstanding value that it is, and the incredible takeaways you will bring back to your organization to save money as well as the environment. If you haven’t attended, and you play any role in the sustainability process in your organization, you will find it invaluable. What you learn at CleanMed...

  • Head and Heart: A Data Prescription for Healthcare Sustainability Leadership

    January 26th, 2015 - 11:13 am
    In the News

    Submitted by: Andrea Learned

    “Our job is to “first do no harm,’ so addressing climate change as part of keeping people healthy and safe could be interpreted as being in the Hippocratic Oath” That was one of the first points ...

  • Imus Greening The Cleaning® Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    January 26th, 2015 - 10:52 am
    Press Releases

    HACKENSACK, NJ:  The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is pleased to partner with Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

    Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally...

  • The future of hospital food

    January 22nd, 2015 - 3:29 pm
    In the News

    January 08, 2015  |  by Sean Ruck , Editor-In-Chief

    Janet Howard is the director of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative at Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit with the mission to improve the health of health care, both by creating a healthier environment...

  • Three Emerging Trends Toward Healthier Healthcare Interiors

    January 22nd, 2015 - 3:07 pm
    In the News

    By Jeffrey Brown

    Healthcare professionals are charged with creating environments that foster patient healing and healthy workplaces for staff. For more than 15 years, partner organizations Practice Greenhealth and Healthcare Without Harm have worked with thousands of hospitals and healthcare organizations and suppliers to take steps to create healthier facilities from the inside out. The most innovative organizations are using...

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