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  • PVC-free medical plastics processing propels Eldon James

    June 6th, 2013 - 4:39 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 - 3:45 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.


  • Promoting Sustainable Health Care

    May 21st, 2013 - 4:07 pm

    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 - 10:35 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 - 1:26 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 - 11:35 am
    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...

  • Practice Greenhealth Honors Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

    April 30th, 2013 - 2:35 pm
    Press Releases

    2013  Award Winners Announced 

    (Reston, Va.)— Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading membership association devoted to environmentally responsible health care, has announced its 2013 Environmental Excellence Award winners.  These coveted Awards are given to institutions within the health care sector for outstanding programs to reduce the facility’s environmental footprint.

    Harborview Medical Center,...

  • Changes on the menu

    April 29th, 2013 - 7:59 am
    In the News

    Increasing emphasis on wellness and healthier dietary choices leads to new directions in hospital food service

    By Jaimy Lee

    Restaurants across the U.S. might serve Wild Alaskan salmon with a side of wheat berries, but at Fletcher Allen Health Care, an academic medical center in Burlington, Vt., the meal is locally sourced and costs only $5.25.

    The 419-bed...

  • EcoSurg™ Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    April 22nd, 2013 - 12:29 am
    In the News


    (Memphis, TN)  Randall Surgical Corporation - EcoSurg™ is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

    Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation, and business...

  • Investing in Sustainability: How does your hospital decide?

    April 12th, 2013 - 2:40 pm

    By: Al Iannuzzi, Senor Director Worldwide Environment, Health and Safety, Johnson & Johnson

    It’s not surprising that the health care industry is embracing a sustainability mindset, as the link among greener operations, improved patient outcomes and lower operating costs has become more apparent.

    In anticipation of the 2013 CleanMed Conference and Exposition, Practice Greenhealth and Johnson & Johnson...

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