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  • New Research Collaborative Study Shows that Going Green Saves Money

    November 2nd, 2012 - 4:22 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 - 10:30 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...

  • Beacon Converters, Inc. Joins Greening the OR® Initiative

    September 24th, 2012 - 4:27 pm
    Press Releases

    Works to create a greener future for America’s hospitals

    September 24, 2012 (Reston, Virginia)– Beacon Converters, Inc. has joined Practice Greenhealth and become a sponsor of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR® Initiative.  Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading health care community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental...

  • How do you present your brand?

    September 23rd, 2012 - 4:42 pm


    Author:  Janet Brown, Director of Facility Engagement and Outreach

    A brand is a feature that identifies your good or service as distinct from those of other sellers—it tells your prospects what differentiates your offering from other, similar offerings. If you are actively implementing sustainability initiatives in your facility, are you also including this work as part of your brand definition? 

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces the New 2012 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    September 14th, 2012 - 4:51 pm
    Press Releases

    New Report illustrates the progress of sustainability across the health care sector

    September 14, 2012 (Reston, Virginia)– Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce the release of the 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards Sustainability Benchmark Report, a 134-page detailed analysis of activities and programs from a...

  • 10 Years of CleanMed Value

    September 12th, 2012 - 8:54 am

    CleanMed is such a valuable educational opportunity. Each year hundreds of environmental health professionals from the Practice Greenhealth membership highlight their success stories, their how-tos, and what they did to achieve their accomplishments.

    This year, we opened registration earlier than ever because we expect record-breaking attendance in Boston April 24-26, 2013 for the 10-year anniversary of our CleanMed conference. The...

  • Practice Greenhealth Congratulates Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies on Launch of New Website

    September 10th, 2012 - 5:12 pm
    Press Releases

    Initiative Provides Unprecedented Transparency on Ingredients Used in Products

    September 10, 2012 (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth applauds The Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies on the launch of, an initiative designed to help customers better understand how they ensure the safety...

  • White House Highlights Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Success in Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs

    July 24th, 2012 - 8:34 am
    Press Releases

    For Immediate Release: July 24, 2012

    Contact:  Lauren Smith
    (202) 591-4065

    Senior Administration Officials, Leading Hospital Administrators and...

  • Healthier Hospitals Initiative on RN.FM Radio

    July 18th, 2012 - 12:18 pm

    On Monday, July 16, Laura Wenger, RN, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth and a key representative of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) appeared on RN.FM Radio to discuss HHI’s mission to invite “healthcare organizations across the country to join the shift to a more sustainable business model, and a challenge for them to address the health and environmental impacts of their industry.” ...

  • Snapshot of Sustainability: The 2012 Sustainability Benchmark Report

    July 17th, 2012 - 4:46 pm

    By Lin Hill, Director of the Awards Program

    As Director of Awards, I am pleased to announce the release of Practice Greenhealth’s 2012 Sustainability Benchmark Report available for down load by Practice Greenhealth members. The report compiles a vast amount of data collected from the...

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