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  • Practice Greenhealth members named among Newsweek’s greenest companies

    November 1st, 2010 - 12:00 am
    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.


  • Greening in Healthcare

    November 1st, 2010 - 12:00 am
    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 21st, 2010 - 12:00 am
    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.

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

    June 7th, 2010 - 12:00 am
    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 - 1:00 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.


  • The greening of health care

    January 7th, 2010 - 10:14 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...

  • Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council Partners with Practice Greenhealth

    December 8th, 2009 - 1:00 am
    Press Releases

    The Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council (MCHC) has established a partnership with Practice Greenhealth (PGH), a non-profit, membership-based organization, dedicated to the reduction of the healthcare industry’s environmental impact through education, training and advocacy. The new partnership was created to mutually support environmentally sustainable health care operations and green building practices via education and training to be...

  • Health Care Leaders Ask Obama for Strong Climate Agreement to Protect Public Health

    November 9th, 2009 - 1:00 am
    Press Releases

    Climate Related Increase in Disease, Famine, Illness Could Overwhelm Health Sector

    (Washington, DC) Health Leaders from across the United States have sent a letter to President Obama to call his attention to the impact of climate change on public health and the resulting challenges to the health care sector to meet increased demands for services.

    • Read or download the letter at the end of this page...
  • Pickett Design Associates Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

    November 6th, 2009 - 1:00 am
    Press Releases

    PIckett Design Associates 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.


  • Vestara Joins Practice Greenhealth to Further Support Environmental Practices

    October 21st, 2009 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    Vestara, provider of the industry’s only automated pharmaceutical waste management solution, is pleased to announce that it has made another significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.


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