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  • Economics, Efficiency, Energy & Environment: Seminar at Inova Fairfax Hospital

    September 16th, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Plan to attend this half-day seminar on Sept. 16, 2011 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, VA, where you’ll meet some of the most knowledgeable experts in healthcare. Topics include, Healthcare Reform's Effects on Capital Investments and How 10 Forces are Changing Healthcare Design as well as Healthcare Sustainability Trends and Implications which will be presented by Seema Wadhwa, LEED AP, Director of...

  • Strategic Design Considerations for the Emergency Department

    September 13th, 2011 - 5:46 pm

    Most Emergency Departments are plagued by on-going challenges, ranging from slow throughput times and technology integration to efficiency bottlenecks and emergency preparedness.

    Join us, September 13-14 for a 1-1/2 day intensive workshop that will immerse you in proven strategies that address multiple challenges that must be overcome to design today’s Emergency Departments.

    This advanced-level colloquia is specifically designed...

  • Practice Greenhealth Launches Greening the Supply Chain Initiative

    August 30th, 2011 - 12:50 pm
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth has announced the formation of the Greening the Supply Chain™ Initiative. The Initiative extends Practice Greenhealth’s leadership role in supporting hospitals by engaging businesses in meeting the emerging demand for more environmentally preferable purchasing (EPP) practices for products within health care facilities, GPOs and in the business marketplace. These businesses are coming together with...

  • What’s Good for the Environment is Good for Health Care

    August 29th, 2011 - 1:31 pm

    As hospitals are recognized for sustainable innovation throughout the year, we all benefit from reduced environmental footprints, less polluting environments, and the demand for less toxic products.  It’s motivating to take a good look at how your hospital has become healthier, your employees have become more engaged, and your patient outcomes have improved this year. 

    As the summer ends and we begin to move toward the fall...

  • INOVA Health Systems CEO Cooking Showdown

    August 18th, 2011 - 1:34 pm

    We all know Inova’s CEOs are amazing leaders whose vision and dedication has made Inova one of the nation’s premiere healthcare systems ... but can they cook? The Inova Fairfax Green Team has partnered with Food Services and the leadership of Inova to host a CEO Cooking Showdown featuring dishes made from fresh, seasonal ingredients that are abundant in northern Virginia this time of year. On Thursday, August 18, the Cafeteria will be serving...

  • Member Spotlight: Inova Health System

    August 17th, 2011 - 1:55 pm

    Inova and the Battle of the CEO Chefs?  Inova Health System CEO, Knox Singleton and Inova Fairfax Hospital CEO Dr. Reuven Pasternak don their chef gear to serve up dishes prepared from their own recipes and featuring fresh, local ingredients. Speakers at the event highlight the benefits of local, sustainable food options.  Inova employees and cafeteria visitors judge the Showdown, granting a win to the competitor whose...

  • Free EPA Energy Star Top Savings Webinar

    August 17th, 2011 - 8:59 am

    Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 1:00 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. (Eastern) – An ENERGY STAR® Energy Management Networking Web Conference.

    What are award winning ENERGY STAR partners doing to save energy? What strategies and projects are leading programs pursuing in these times of limited capital funding? If you’re curious, then join us for the August ENERGY STAR partner web conference where we will hear about the projects, initiatives, and strategies...

  • Green Health Care Makes Good Cents

    August 9th, 2011 - 9:27 pm

    On August 9, 2011, in conjuction with the Pratt Center for Sustainability, the New York City Mayor's office, Con Edison, and Health Care facilities around the New York City Metro area, are conducting the first of a series of Green Health Care events called Green Health Care Makes Good Cents.

    • Location: Pratt Institute (Manhattan)
    • Address: 144 W. 14th Street, Room 213, New York, NY
    • Time: 9:30 am to 12...
  • Leadership in Employee Engagement

    July 20th, 2011 - 9:21 am

    Attracting and retaining the most talented employees is important in today’s difficult economy.  In the health care sector, as well as in other industries, smart leaders are recognizing that they can achieve this by showcasing their green practices.

    Engaging in sustainable practices creates a sense of pride in your employees, and that pride shines through in your business success.  Organizations that win awards celebrating...

  • Hospitals Boost Sustainability Efforts, Reduce Environmental Impact

    July 19th, 2011 - 9:49 am
    In the News

    Infection Control Today

    The healthcare industry is rife with opportunities to reduce the environmental impact it creates, with the added benefits of institutional financial gain, improved patient outcomes, better staff health and reduced turnover, and community benefit, according to a report from Practice Greenhealth and from the Institute for Innovation in Large Organizations. An increasing number of healthcare institutions are...

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