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  • Leadership in Employee Engagement

    July 20th, 2011 - 10:21 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 - 10:49 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...

  • Simple Steps Help Set Green Product Criteria

    June 8th, 2011 - 12:12 pm
    In the News

    By Greg Zimmerman, Executive Editor

    Most facility managers have a good general idea of what constitutes a green product: It has a lower environmental impact than similar products of the same kind. But it's when delving into the details of that definition that the difficulty arises. The idea of matching organizational priorities — ensuring good indoor air quality, nixing particular chemicals, etc. — with product...

  • Practice Greenhealth members named ‘green’ power purchasing leaders

    May 5th, 2011 - 8:28 pm
    Press Releases

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced the current top-50 list of the country’s leading purchasers of ‘green’ power – solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small-scale hydroelectric. The listing is compiled from members of the EPA’s Green Power Partnership, which works with a variety of organizations, from Fortune 500 companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of colleges and universities....

  • Member Spotlight: Catholic Health Association

    May 5th, 2011 - 8:20 am

    Environmental sustainability is increasingly seen as a core value in Catholic health care organizations. It responds to the biblical command to care for creation, the public health imperatives to prevent disease and improve community health, and the mission call to defend and promote human life and dignity, care for the poor and vulnerable and steward the earth's resources. This guide, written for persons both formally charged with helping...

  • Practice Greenhealth and Citi Launch the Healthcare Renewable Energy Initiative

    April 6th, 2011 - 8:29 pm
    Press Releases

    Citi, a global leader in renewable energy, and Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization for healthcare institutions committed to implementing sustainable, eco-friendly practices, announced a new pilot partnership effort: the Healthcare Renewable Energy Initiative (HREI). HREI is an offering of transparent and flexible financing options for health systems and hospitals seeking...

  • Healthy Hospitals: Changing Climate in the Healthcare Sector

    April 5th, 2011 - 11:00 pm

    On June 13-14 in Washington, DC, Practice Greenhealth and the Association of Climate Change Officers invite you to a two-day program examining opportunities to modernize healthcare institutions and facilities with respect to energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and improved patient response. The agenda includes a Pre-Conference Workshop on June 13, “Energy Efficiency in Health Care,” hosted by Practice Greenhealth, followed by a...

  • Sustainability: Trend or Long-standing Movement?

    April 5th, 2011 - 10:16 pm

    While I was driving on the busy highway yesterday, on my daily route from work to home, it occurred to me how many “smart” cars are on the road compared to just five years ago.  The use of hybrid and electric vehicles has catapulted in recent times, and, especially here in our nation’s Capitol, I think people are really starting to get the green movement.

    Personal adoption of sustainability practices is one thing, but what about...

  • 'Manage' Your Way To Sustainability

    April 5th, 2011 - 8:00 am

    As I learn what innovative organizations are doing, I’m inspired by the intelligence and passion of the individuals on green teams.  They are truly diving change in the workplaces. One of the most important success factors for these teams is support from executive leadership. Buy-in and participation at the highest level means the teams are aligned with the mission and vision of the organization.

    Effective leaders set the tone,...

  • Practice Greenhealth Announces Winners of 2011 Environmental Excellence Awards

    April 5th, 2011 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s only membership association devoted to environmentally responsible healthcare, has announced its 2011 Environmental Excellence Award winners. These competitive awards are given within the healthcare sector to institutions for outstanding programs to reduce the facility’s environmental footprint.


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