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  • Practice Greenhealth Welcomes Sodexo as a Business Member

    January 22nd, 2015 - 3:00 pm
    Press Releases

    Commits to support the health care sector with patient and staff-specific food services.

    January 21, 2015 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth announced today that Sodexo has joined its community of more than 1,300 leading health care organizations and suppliers to the sector who act as change agents and healing forces in their communities on behalf of patients, staff, and the environment at large.  Sodexo...

  • San Diego Hospitals Working To Make Their Food Tasty

    January 21st, 2015 - 12:46 pm
    In the News

    By Kenny Goldberg

    When you think of hospitals, tasty food doesn’t usually come to mind — whether it's dining choices in the cafeteria or for patients — but hospitals throughout San Diego County are trying to change that reputation.

    Take San Diego's ...

  • Yakima Memorial promoting healthy habits by joining national initiative

    January 21st, 2015 - 12:42 pm
    In the News

    By Molly Rosbach / Yakima Herald-Republic

    Things will soon look a little different around Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.

    Click to Watch Attached Video


  • First Marine Stewardship Council Certification in Health Care

    January 21st, 2015 - 12:36 pm
    In the News

    How we created our program (and you can too!)

    By Brenna Davis, M.S. [@brennadavis7], Director of Sustainability, Virginia Mason

    Hospital food doesn’t have the best reputation for freshness, taste and sustainability. Virginia Mason is changing all of that. We announced recently that we are the ...

  • The future of hospital food

    January 8th, 2015 - 4:45 pm
    Press Releases

    This first appeared in the January 2015 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News

    Janet Howard is the director of facility engagement at Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit with the mission to improve the health of health care, both by creating a healthier environment for patients and professionals and by creating an overall healthier planet through educational...

  • Happy New Year from Practice Greenhealth!

    January 7th, 2015 - 11:49 am

    As we celebrate 2014, the Practice Greenhealth team thanks each of you, our members and partners, for giving us the opportunity to join you in making the world a cleaner, healthier, more sustainable place.
    We’re especially grateful to those of you who attended CleanMed in 2014 and made the event a success...

  • Gundersen installs medication disposal containers for public drop off

    January 5th, 2015 - 11:19 pm
    Press Releases

    Gundersen Health System is building upon its successful pharmaceutical waste collection program with separate medication disposal containers for public use.

    Gundersen is providing three medication drop boxes for patient, visitor and employee use. The boxes are located in the following areas on Gundersen campuses during normal Pharmacy business hours:

    • Gundersen La Crosse Clinic Pharmacy
    • Gundersen East Building...
  • Health Care Without Harm Calls for Climate Action at Launch of HHS Health Care Resilience Initiative

    December 12th, 2014 - 7:21 pm
    Press Releases

    Joins Health Care Leaders at White House Event to Commit to Building a Climate Resilient Health System

    [Washington, DC] –At a senior-level White House event today, Health Care Without Harm and health executives from across the country called for an increased commitment from the health sector to take the significant and measurable actions that the mitigation of climate change...

  • CleanMed – Leading by Example

    December 8th, 2014 - 5:38 pm

    With the end of the year approaching, all of us at Practice Greenhealth and the Healthier Hospital Initiative are looking forward to CleanMed 2015. At CleanMed, the health care community comes together to share our knowledge and thoughts, opinions and real-life successes, and our challenges and best practices. We come together to celebrate and acknowledge the great work you do to improve human and environmental health.

    Plan to Attend...

  • Premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of chemical in medical products used to save their lives

    December 8th, 2014 - 5:09 pm
    In the News

    -- Researchers wonder whether exposures from plastic devices may be contributing to illness

    Hospitalized premature infants are exposed to unsafe levels of a chemical found in numerous medical products used to treat them, raising questions about whether critically ill newborns may be adversely affected by equipment designed to help save their lives. The chemical, di(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP), is used to increase...

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