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  • 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 - 10:28 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 - 9:30 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 - 9:17 pm
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    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 - 10:23 am
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    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...

  • UW Health: Sustainability effort makes progress on Earth Day

    April 21st, 2015 - 10:44 am
    In the News

    Hospital exceeds national recycling rates 

    Madison- As Earth Day 2015 approaches, UW Health is stepping up efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and follow more sustainable practices. 

    In the process of taking care of patients, hospitals generate a large and diverse...

  • The 45th Anniversary of Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22!

    April 14th, 2015 - 4:48 pm

    Author: Sherry MacDonald, Director of Marketing and Communications, Practice Greenhealth

    This is a day to give thanks, educate and celebrate health care’s commitment to our environment and the planet. While we all know that Earth Day is every day, April 22 is a day for tree planting, departmental clean-up contests, cooking demonstrations, community shredding for document recycling and much more. What do...

  • An Antibacterial Plastic Made From Egg Whites

    April 1st, 2015 - 10:49 am
    In the News

    Scientists investigating alternatives to petroleum-based plastics have found that a bioplastic made from proteins found in egg whites demonstrate superior antibacterial properties and are fully biodegradable. The new bioplastic shows promise for use in...

  • Weekly Highlights March 9, 2015

    March 20th, 2015 - 10:29 am
    In the News

    Communicating About Corporate Sustainability: The Challenges

    Some interesting perspectives are shared on corporate sustainability strategies and actions by the famed Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in its current Knowledge@Wharton essay:  lessons learned in how to communicate about corporate sustainability.  As managers involved in CR and sustainability know, it is not always...

  • Setting a Plastics Recycling Benchmark

    March 16th, 2015 - 10:54 am
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    HPRC, Covidien and Practice Greenhealth present key results from a survey on plastic packaging and products recycling in U.S. hospitals

    Health care facilities in the United States generate approximately 14,000 tons of waste per day,1 most of which is disposed of in landfills or by incineration. It’s estimated that between 20 percent and 25 percent of that 14,000 tons can be attributed...

  • Special Report: Building the Business Case for More Sustainable Hospitals

    March 12th, 2015 - 2:11 pm

    By Keith Sutter, Director of Medical Device Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson

    Support for sustainability among health care professionals is significant. A recent global Harris Poll survey commissioned by Johnson & Johnson found that more than three-quarters of health care professionals across six countries believe sustainability initiatives protect staff, and nearly 70 percent agreed they make business sense. ...

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