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  • Practice Greenhealth Honors Environmental Excellence Awards Winners

    April 30th, 2013 - 3:35 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 - 8:59 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 - 1:29 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 - 3:40 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...

  • California Hospital Association Becomes Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    April 9th, 2013 - 10:43 am
    Press Releases

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the California Hospital Association has signed on as a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into daily operations for improved health of patients, staff and community, reduced environmental impact by the sector, and...

  • Practice Greenhealth Members Author New Sustainability Book

    March 25th, 2013 - 6:37 pm
    Press Releases

    Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative

    March 25, 2013 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth announced today that members Carrie R. Rich, J. Knox Singleton, and Seema Wadhwa have authored a new book on health care sustainability. Sustainability for Healthcare Management: A Leadership Imperative challenges health care leaders to think through the implications of our decisions from...

  • Safer Chemicals: Overcoming the Barriers

    March 22nd, 2013 - 9:10 am

    By: Seema Wadhwa, Director, Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    I recently had the opportunity to moderate panel to a very engaged audience at Healthcare Design conference. I was very pleased with the make-up of the audience—facility owners, interior designers, physicians and CEOs What I was most impressed with was that everybody in that room was there because they cared about chemicals of concern—namely PVC, halogenated...

  • The New CleanMed

    March 6th, 2013 - 3:26 pm

    By Carrie Abernathy, Practice Greenhealth director of education, training & events

    CleanMed is already one of the most sustainable conferences in the U.S., but this year’s meeting in Boston will offer new innovations in sustainability, plus some exciting new updates ensure attendees are involved and engaged. Instead of getting a conference bag filled with printed materials, you’ll receive a device upon check-in that is...

  • 3M Teams With AORN, IAHCSMM, SIS and Practice Greenhealth to Ignite OneTogether Movement

    March 6th, 2013 - 3:24 pm
    In the News

    3M Infection Prevention and founding partners, Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), the Surgical Infection Society (SIS), and Practice Greenhealth have joined together to form OneTogether: The Power of Small Actions, a multi-year program with the goal of driving individual small actions to collectively generate a significant impact on the...

  • A Simple Recipe for Community Benefit

    February 26th, 2013 - 10:16 pm
    In the News

    By David Ollier Weber

    As hospital-based farmers markets proliferate, the chef who concocted them is excitedly expanding the menu.


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