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  • New Hospital Resource Highlights Environmental Best Practices

    July 18th, 2017 - 1:48 pm
    In the News

    [From Ohio Hospital Assocation] The Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy and Sustainability Program teamed up with Practice Greenhealth to publish a collection of environmental leadership case studies highlighting how six hospitals and health systems have achieved success in environmental...

  • Educating clinicians on health impacts of climate change

    July 7th, 2017 - 9:54 am

    By Sarah Spengeman, Ph.D., Health Care Without Harm Climate and Health program associate director

    Have you thought to yourself, “How can my hospital or system step up its climate leadership?” If so, Health Care Without Harm has plenty of ideas for you, including a great example from Inova. Practice Greenhealth member Inova Health System in Northern Virginia recently worked with...

  • In Search of Sustainable Products

    June 6th, 2017 - 11:35 am

    By John Strong Principal of John Strong, LLC and serves as president of Greenhealth Management

    As you shake the sleep off, you realize that the sounds of your 12-year-old daughter’s latest asthma attack woke you. You determine immediately that this is going to require another trip to your local health care provider’s emergency room. When you pull up to the door of the emergency room, housed in a brand-new...

  • Practice Greenhealth & ACCO Announce Partnership

    June 5th, 2017 - 2:28 pm

    For a Limited Time, Members Can Access On-Demand Training to Build Knowledge and Begin Earning ACCO's Professional Credentials.

    Practice Greenhealth is constantly looking for ways to enrich your experience as an organizational member. One way is by collaborating with...

  • On the Road with Practice Greenhealth: June 2017 Greenbeat

    June 5th, 2017 - 2:03 pm

    The Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN. Welcomed Hermine Levey Weston

    By Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA

    My father, an oral surgeon, was what we nurses referred to as a “tough patient.” When hospitalized, I saw more than one surgical or anesthesia resident slink from his room when he demanded the “attending” physician.  He complained about the food and...

  • Greening the Operating Room

    June 5th, 2017 - 12:39 pm

    By Kaeleigh Sheehan, Member Engagement Manager, Greening the OR

    Summer might be a time to slow down, relax, enjoy the longer sunshine hours, but for the Greening the OR team, the fun is just getting started! *That’s not really true, the Greening the OR fun has been going on for the last couple of years, I just wanted to start off with a cute saying. Here’s a recap:

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  • Effectively Managing Waste Anesthesia Gas

    June 5th, 2017 - 9:44 am

    By Julie Moyle, MSN, RN  Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    General anesthesia administered during surgical/interventional procedures typically includes the administration of anesthesia gases. Only about 5% of administered anesthesia gas is metabolized by the patient, while the other 95% is expired by the patient during respiration.1 To protect personnel in the OR from being exposed to the anesthesia gas, a...

  • Hospitals collaborate with vendors to address public health through animal agriculture

    June 5th, 2017 - 9:20 am

    By Hillary Greenwood

    Thanks to increasing demand for poultry raised without routine antibiotics, cost reductions and improved availability have made it easier for hospitals to add more sustainably-raised chicken to their menus.

    Health systems in the Practice Greenhealth and Health Care...

  • Association of Climate Change Officers and Practice Greenhealth Announce Partnership

    May 9th, 2017 - 9:43 pm
    In the News

    Organizations To Align Efforts on Education & Training of Healthcare System Professionals

    WASHINGTON, DC – April 26, 2017 – The Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) and Practice Greenhealth, organizations who have a common interest in advancing climate preparedness and sustainability in the healthcare sector, announced a partnership today that will advance their shared missions — to...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards

    April 17th, 2017 - 9:03 pm
    Press Releases

    Most prestigious environmental achievement award recognizing sector’s top hospitals

    (Reston, VA) — Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading nonprofit membership and networking organization for sustainable health care, has announced the winners of its annual Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards.

    The award recognizes 25 health care facilities that exemplify the best in environmental...

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