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  • Poco a Poco – Sharing Jaibon, Dominican Republic – Janet Brown

    March 16th, 2012 - 8:47 am
    Blog

    Two weeks ago, my daughter Franni and I (along with two other moms and their 8th grade girls) embarked on a volunteer trip to Jaibon, Dominican Republic through a not for profit— Outreach 360. We spent the week teaching English to children aged kindergarten through sixth grade and worked on a project associated with a boy’s orphanage that homed 22 amazing boys. The school principal and orphanage founder were one in the same – “La...

  • Study Finds Heath Care Sustainability Has Tangible Financial and Job Growth Benefits

    March 15th, 2012 - 7:45 pm
    Press Releases

    Health Care Research Collaborative Finds Leadership Engagement Key to Success

    (Washington, DC) Embracing sustainability has tangible financial rewards and creates jobs, according to a new report  by the Health Care Research Collaborative. The report, “Creating a Culture of Sustainability: Leadership,...

  • Member Spotlight: Moonlight Slumber Mattresses and Pads

    March 15th, 2012 - 12:38 pm
    Announcements

    Arthur Martelli of Moonlight Slumber has been in the healthcare business since 1984. “Once we found out Practice Greenhealth existed, we thought ‘Why aren’t we members? This is a natural fit for us.’”

    Moonlight Slumber formed in 2005, and manufactures mattresses, OR pads, gurney pads, and similar products. With three channels of business (healthcare, dormitory, and cribs), they’re always busy...

  • Hospitals at risk for hazardous pharmaceutical waste violations

    March 14th, 2012 - 3:29 pm
    In the News

    By: Fred Gebhart, Contributing Editor
    Drug Topics 

    Hospitals and health systems are organizing the industry’s vast purchasing power to push manufacturers of medical products to make them with safer chemicals and to be more environmentally friendly.

    Five large groups that buy $130 billion of these products every year on...

  • Practice Greenhealth Opens “Virtual” Green Operating Room

    March 14th, 2012 - 1:09 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 - 4:02 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 - 3:17 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 - 11:06 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 - 10:50 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 - 1:31 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...

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