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  • Naturepedic and Lullaby Earth Recognized For Using Safer Chemistries

    January 3rd, 2013 - 5:17 pm
    In the News

    The National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) is an initiative across the U.S. associated with federal and a number of state level environmental protection agencies. The NPPR has a program called “2025 Safer Chemistry Challenge Program (SCCP)” which recognizes facilities that reduce the use of hazardous and toxic chemicals of concern to human health and the environment, by, among other things, selecting and using safer...

  • Changemaker Inspiring Change

    December 12th, 2012 - 4:17 pm

    Seema Wadhwa
    Director, Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    I recently had the opportunity to listen to Derek Parker receive the Changemaker Award at CHD's Healthcare Design Conference.

    His acceptance speech was unlike any other I had ever listened to – partly because it was less a speech and more an interview, but mostly because it was so raw and real.

    There were indeed some sound bites that...

  • Sustainable benefits: The incentives continue to grow for hospitals to reduce their impact on the environment

    December 6th, 2012 - 8:02 am
    In the News

    If it's the mission of hospitals everywhere to improve the health and well-being of patients, staff and the communities they serve, health care leaders stressed that sustainability is part of their mission at the "Greening America's Hospitals" conference at the White House earlier this year.

    If you're not yet engaged in sustainability, you're "off the ranch" as one hospital executive at the conference bluntly put it. Considering the...

  • Hospitals – Key to Emergency Preparedness

    December 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    By Laura Wenger, RN
    Executive Director
    Practice Greenhealth

    Hospitals – Key to Emergency Preparedness

    As climate change continues to impact human health, record number of asthma and respiratory disease cases are brought forth each day to our hospital community. Diseases that were once thought of as only impacting foreign lands are now being seen for the first time in the United States. Our hospitals...

  • Medical Products Company Announces New Absorbent Floor Pads

    November 28th, 2012 - 5:51 pm
    In the News

    LDI Corporation expands its product offering to include EnviroSorb® Super Absorbent Surgical Floor Pads

    Portsmouth, NH: 11/10/12 -   LDI Corporation announces the launch of the EnviroSorb® Super Absorbent Surgical Floor Pad.

    The new EnviroSorb® Super Absorbent pad absorbs twice as much fluid and contains spills in an innovative composite structure. This results in less clean-up and easier handling and...

  • Webinar speakers chart progress of global initiatives toward greener health care

    November 8th, 2012 - 9:18 am
    In the News

    Catholic Health World
    November 15, 2012

    Can healthy people thrive on a sick planet? That was the topic of discussion at “Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Network — Catholic Health Care’s Opportunity,” a CHA webinar that drew more than 100 participants last month. Society currently sits at the intersection of the right to health and the right to a...

  • Greening the Hospital at HCA

    November 3rd, 2012 - 12:16 pm

    By Alan Yuspeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer at HCA

    The sustainability effort of the 164 hospitals that are part of the Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is well documented in our sustainability plan.   We think you’ll find it of...

  • Conservation corps: New breed of healthcare manager works to dial down energy use and resource consumption

    November 2nd, 2012 - 3:57 pm
    In the News

    Modern Healthcare
    By Ashok Selvam
    October 27, 2012

    Shortly after hospitals implement energy conservation programs at their facilities, it's not unusual for utility companies to notify administrators that there might be some technical glitches with the electric meters.

    A significant drop in energy consumption hardly ever means there's a defect—it just means the conservation efforts are working just fine,...

  • New Research Collaborative Study Shows that Going Green Saves Money

    November 2nd, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    By Susan Kaplan, JD Research Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Health and Director of the Health Care Research Collaborative

    Chicago, IL — There has long been a perception that “going green” costs more. Especially in the health care environment, where costs seem to be constantly escalating, sustainability may be perceived as “a luxury we can’t afford.”

    Yet we at the Health...

  • Future impact of environmental scorecards, hospital global purchasing guidelines revealed in new report at 2012 CleanMed Europe Conference

    September 28th, 2012 - 9:30 am
    In the News

    Johnson & Johnson Press Release

    Linking “greener” operations to mission of healing is key to long-term sustainability of health care organizations

    New Brunswick, NJ (Sept. 26, 2012) – At today’s 2012 CleanMed Europe Conference, a research study was showcased revealing that increased global demand for more sustainable health care is driving the...

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