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

    July 24th, 2012 - 7:34 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 - 11:18 am

    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 - 3:46 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...

  • Doctors Overlook Chemical Illnesses, Study Finds

    July 16th, 2012 - 3:29 pm
    In the News

    ScienceDaily (July 10, 2012) — Chemical intolerance contributes to the illnesses of 1 in 5 patients but the condition seldom figures in their diagnosis, according to clinical research directed by a UT Medicine San Antonio physician.

  • From Sustainability to the White House

    July 16th, 2012 - 10:40 am

    By Knox Singleton, CEO of Inova Health System

    Of all the things Inova excels at, I never thought our sustainability program would be the thing to land us at the White House. After all, all five of our hospitals ranked top 20 in the country by US News & World Report! We protect the health of members of our community who would otherwise go without coverage. We treat sports stars, politicians, celebrities, and even ex-Vice...

  • Incorporating LEED HC into an HHI Hospital

    July 8th, 2012 - 2:41 pm

    The U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) new LEED-Healthcare (LEED HC) program provides a way to measure sustainability in a medical facility. It follows the established LEED platform with additional credits aimed at the healthcare environment, and adds a health emphasis into a sustainable building project. If your facility is working on a building project, LEED HC is a good way to embed sustainability into the building.

    All LEED...

  • Examining the “cause of the cause” for sustainable hospitals

    July 1st, 2012 - 10:15 pm

    By Janet Brown Director of Facility Engagement and Director Of Content And Outreach, Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    The notion of looking for the cause of the cause is a familiar application in sustainability and the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. For years, I implemented recycling and waste programs as the Waste Manager at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.  We worked...

  • Practice Greenhealth and Sustainability Dashboard Tools Form Strategic Partnership

    June 19th, 2012 - 5:28 pm
    Press Releases

    Bloomington, IN – June 19, 2012 - Practice Greenhealth, one of the nation’s leading membership organizations for the health care community, and Sustainability Dashboard Tools, LLC, announce the formation of a strategic partnership.

    Practice Greenhealth has more than 1,100 hospital members across the United States and Canada, all of whom have...

  • IRS allows hospitals to claim credit for environmentally responsible activities

    May 23rd, 2012 - 11:43 am
    In the News

    Catholic Health World, Volume 28, Number 10, June 1, 2012

    IRS allows hospitals to claim credit for environmentally responsible activities


    DENVER — Environmental sustainability and policy leaders from Catholic health care and other health care organizations meeting here at CleanMed 2012 had high praise for an IRS...

  • OnSite Waste Solutions

    May 19th, 2012 - 11:35 am

    OnSite Waste Solutions, a Practice Greenhealth member since 2011, provides a variety of waste reduction services and recycling solutions for hospitals. Along with traditional recycling equipment such as balers, compactors, and glass crushers, OnSite offers a proprietary solution to reduce food waste on site by 85% to 93% in volume.

    OnSite strives to help Practice Greenhealth member hospitals achieve their goals of reducing waste volume...

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