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  • Reflections on the state of health care sustainability

    June 18th, 2013 - 3:27 pm
    In the News

    By Brian White

    Being in the business of third-party SUD reprocessing, our organization has long been involved in helping support the advancement of hospital sustainability initiatives. In the early days, sustainability in health care wasn’t easy — it required substantial investment and lacked the visibility provided by other initiatives within the hospital. Thanks, in part, to organizations like Practice Greenhealth and the dedication...

  • Peterborough: A greener path to health care

    June 12th, 2013 - 4:13 pm
    In the News

    By Dave Anderson
    Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

    Going green isn’t easy, but Monadnock Community Hospital is taking on the task. Unlike many organizations that focus their efforts in one or two areas, the Peterborough hospital is tackling all six of the challenges presented under the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a free national program designed to help hospitals increase the use of sustainable products while also lowering costs....

  • What makes a grid smarter?

    June 11th, 2013 - 4:08 pm
    Blog

    By Seema Wadhwa, Director Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    I have often heard the term smart grid but I have to admit I realized I needed to further educate myself on exactly what that meant. What I learned can best be described by saying a smart grid is very much like a living system.

    To better understand this, let’s look at this concept on a small scale. Consider your daily use of energy, you are using many of...

  • Healthcare Transportation Specialist MedSpeed Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    June 7th, 2013 - 3:03 pm
    In the News

    Elmhurst, IL, June 11, 2013—MedSpeedis pleased to announce that it has expanded its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field that are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

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

  • PVC-free medical plastics processing propels Eldon James

    June 6th, 2013 - 5:39 pm
    In the News

    A Colorado plastics processing company is significantly expanding capacity in response to growing demand for PVC- and silicone-free tubing and injection molded fittings for the medical and food markets.

    Eldon James is adding 10 injection molding machines and two extrusion lines to a consolidated 75,000-sq-ft facility in Denver...

  • Hospitals weigh safety, sustainability when reprocessing single-use devices

    May 31st, 2013 - 4:45 pm
    In the News

    WALTHAM, MASS. — Hospitals have been open about the increasing pressure to balance skyrocketing health-care costs with safety and sustainability. Recycling everything under a health-care facility's roof — from thin-film packaging to polystyrene cafeteria plates to medical devices — has become one way of saving money and showing patients hospitals are as concerned about the environment and consumption as they are about saving lives.

    But...

  • Promoting Sustainable Health Care

    May 21st, 2013 - 5:07 pm
    Blog

    By Gary Cohen, president and founder of Health Care Without Harm

    Imagine energy efficient hospitals that save money on energy bills to use for critical patient care, and that promote renewable energy as a community health and...

  • Saving Green by Going Green

    May 13th, 2013 - 11:35 am
    In the News

    In August 2012, Forbes ran an article by Richard Crespin entitled, “If Sustainability Costs You More, You’re Doing it Wrong.” Never before has this been more true for health care providers than it is right now. In fact, data shows that if hospitals put in place certain green initiatives, they would save a lot more green – to the...

  • Hospitals Find ROI in Recycling Efforts

    May 6th, 2013 - 2:26 pm
    In the News

    In their relentless quest to contain costs, hospitals and health systems are examining all areas of their operations for signs of waste, even materials once considered trash.

    They may be able to save billions of dollars.

    Last year, an initiative of 350 hospitals recycled more than 50 million pounds of materials, diverted 61.5 million pounds of construction and demolition waste from landfills, and saved almost $32 million from...

  • CleanMed 2013 Sustainable Health Care Conference Achieves Record Attendance

    May 1st, 2013 - 12:35 pm
    Press Releases

    (Boston, MA)  CleanMed, the nation’s premier conference on health care and sustainability, marked its tenth conference in 2013 by drawing more than 900 health care leaders to Boston to discuss best practices, learn from each other and preview innovative new technologies. Attendance was the highest since the conference began in 2001. CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm...

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