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  • Practice Greenhealth Opens “Virtual” Green Operating Room

    March 14th, 2012 - 12:09 pm
    Press Releases

    Digital representation is a unique way to visualize and learn how operating rooms can reduce costs, increase efficiency and improve staff and patient safety

    March 14, 2012(Reston, Virginia)—Practice Greenhealth opened the doors of the Virtual Green Operating Room (OR) today, a newly-created digital world that allows health care practitioners to learn about how the environmental impacts of...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Business Leadership Coalition for Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

    March 12th, 2012 - 3:02 pm
    Press Releases

    Coalition presents Statement of Intent to promote products, processes and green elements with less impact on the environment and human health

    March 5, 2012 (Reston, Virginia)—Practice Greenhealth today announced the 15 members of the Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Business Leadership Coalition (EPP Business Leadership Coalition), a group of 15 leading businesses in the health care sector that have...

  • Kimberly Clark Corporation joins Practice Greenhealth initiatives

    March 1st, 2012 - 2:17 pm
    Press Releases

    Consumer products company supports Greening the Operating Room and Greening the Supply Chain

    March 20, 2012(Reston, Virginia)—Practice Greenhealth announced today that Kimberly Clark Corporation has signed on as a supporter of two of the non-profit’s major initiatives, Greening the Operating Room and Greening the Supply Chain.

    Hospitals are energy and resource...

  • Reducing Chemical Exposure for Children in Hospitals, Sizewise Introduces New Specialized Pediatric Mattress Line

    February 28th, 2012 - 10:06 am
    In the News

    Sizewise, a growing and diversified medical equipment manufacturer, today announced the industry’s first pediatric mattress line that is free of harmful chemicals of concern for patients and care providers. The Sizewise pediatric mattress line is made in the United States to meet and exceed the newest industry guidelines and certifications for environmental sustainability. 

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  • Practice Greenhealth Names Laura Wenger, RN, as Executive Director

    February 20th, 2012 - 9:50 am
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that it has named Laura Wenger, R.N., as its executive director.  Wenger has served as interim executive director since October 2011, and replaces Anna Gilmore Hall, RN, CAE, who stepped down in September.

    “I am proud to be executive director of the nation’s leading health care sustainability organization...

  • Become a Change Agent

    February 15th, 2012 - 12:31 am
    Blog

    Change for the good is something we should all strive for. A change agent is someone who "alters human capability or organizational systems to achieve a higher degree of output or self actualization."

    What does this mean in a health care setting? We want to make changes that stick, that result in enabling staff to do more. 

    A change agent holds a vision of what could be and uses that as their driving force. They aren’t...

  • Spreading the Word

    January 11th, 2012 - 3:44 pm
    Blog

    As stewardship programs mature, communication and marketing departments are joining with Green Teams to strategize about how to communicate stewardship activities to staff, patients and the community. Effective communication and engagement strategies can extend the commitment beyond the walls of the organization, into the community and into homes. Engaging people individually can help them become champions of organizational goals. While...

  • Member Spotlight: Advocate Health Care’s Environmental Stewardship

    January 9th, 2012 - 7:21 pm
    Announcements

    Advocate Health Care has made a commitment to delivering sustainable health care through conservation of resources, preservation of environmental health, and waste minimization. By building a culture of stewardship where each of  our associates are responsible and accountable for our impacts on the planet, Advocate intends to deliver health care that meets today's needs without compromising the health needs of future generations.

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  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Sustainability Benchmark Report

    January 9th, 2012 - 8:20 am
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth has published its third annual Sustainability Benchmark Report – an analysis of activities and programs  at a number of hospitals that are highly-engaged in their commitments to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

    Practice Greenhealth has been recognizing environmental excellence in health care sustainability since the inception of its Awards...

  • Member Spotlight: Becton, Dickinson and Co. Signs up for New WindMade™ Label

    December 20th, 2011 - 4:22 pm
    Announcements

    Major global companies including Motorola Mobility, Deutsche Bank, Bloomberg, Method and BD (Becton, Dickinson and Co.) have produced or have pledged to procure at least 25 percent of their operations’ power consumption from wind energy. They announced their commitment to become certified under the new WindMade™ consumer label at a Global Launch event in New York.

    The label allows participating companies to communicate the share of...

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