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

    November 8th, 2012 - 10:18 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 - 1:16 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 - 4:57 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 - 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...

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