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  • Metrics Today, Metrics Tomorrow

    January 1st, 2011 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Janet Brown
    Healthcare Design

    Based on a sustainable building session, “Trends in Greening-Where Does Your Facility Fall in the Greening Spectrum?” presented at the HEALTHCARE DESIGN.10 Conference, November 13-16, 2010, in Las Vegas.

    Medical waste incinerators are a major source of mercury in the environment; newborn babies are born with more than 200 industrial chemicals in their bodies; the President's...

  • Environmental and Engineering Solutions, Inc. Joins Practice Greenhealth

    December 13th, 2010 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND ENGINEERING SOLUTIONS, INC. is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Launch of Research Study to Document Impact of Healthcare Sustainability Best Practices

    December 10th, 2010 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth has announced the launch of a groundbreaking study to investigate and document the impact of sustainability ‘best practices’ on patient and worker outcomes and lowering costs, which will be funded by global medical technology company BD. The project is a combined effort of the recently organized Health Care Research Collaborative.

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  • International Point of Sale Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    December 8th, 2010 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    International Point of Sale is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.

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  • Practice Greenhealth members named among Newsweek’s greenest companies

    October 31st, 2010 - 11:00 pm
    Press Releases

    Four Practice Greenhealth member companies have been named for superior environmental performance and initiatives by Newsweek magazine, which published the rankings in its 2010 Green Rankings report. The rankings are a data-driven assessment of the 500 largest publicly companies in the U.S. and the 100 largest publicly traded companies in the world.

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  • Greening in Healthcare

    October 31st, 2010 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Gary Laustsen, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
    Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc

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  • Going Green in America's Hospitals

    July 20th, 2010 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Anonymous
    Connecticut Post

    America's hospitals are discovering that going green not only helps the planet, but also their patients, their employees and their local communities.

    Hospitals nationwide have been at the forefront of the green movement with all kinds of environmentally sensitive innovations, from vegetative roofs and cogeneration units, to biodegradable bed pans.

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  • Drugs in the Environment: Do Pharmaceutical Take-Back Programs Make a Difference?

    June 6th, 2010 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Naomi Lubick
    Environmental Health Perspectives

    The state of Maine experimented with drugs last year. The state had already tested several methods
for collecting unused pharmaceuticals, with varying degrees of success. After tracking surprisingly high concentrations of pharmaceuticals in landfill leachate —raising the potential for eventual ground and surface water contamination—the state decided to pursue a new tool to keep...

  • Practice Greenhealth Launches Initiative for Greening the OR

    March 4th, 2010 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    On April 27, 2010, in Scottsdale, AZ, Practice Greenhealth will convene a Symposium for Greening the OR, the first phase of an initiative to identify strategies to reduce the environmental footprint of the operating room, identify cost savings, and improve or maintain worker and patient safety.

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  • The greening of health care

    January 7th, 2010 - 9:14 pm
    In the News

    By Mark Sanchez
    Business Review West Michigan

    Accounting for 18 percent of the GDP in America and holding enormous purchasing power, health care is in a position to drive sustainability to new heights, Gary Cohen believes.

    From energy consumption to the use of chemicals and safer products, health care “can have a society-wide transformational power,” said Cohen, founder and co-executive director of Health Care...

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