Members: Login Here


Don't yet have a Practice Greenhealth account? Request one HERE!

Forgot your password?
top-header-image

Press & Announcements

  • Medicine Gears Up for a Code Green: Doctors, Hospitals Put Environment on their Charts

    July 21st, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Lindsay Minnema
    Washington Post

    Tossing out everything from plastic bandages and cotton swabs to hospital robes after a single use, the U.S. medical industry generates more than 2 million tons of waste per year, environmental advocates say. Some of that waste makes its way to incinerators and, when burned, releases dioxin, mercury and other toxins.

    Is it ironic that the industry we trust to protect our health is...

  • Healthcare Execs Stress Energy Efficiency

    July 21st, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Anonymous
    Environmental Leader

    The American Society for Healthcare Engineering and Johnson Controls, recently released the 2008 Healthcare Energy Efficiency Indicator study, which shows that healthcare executives place a higher priority on energy efficiency than executives in other industries.

    Sixty-five percent of healthcare respondents called energy efficiency “extremely important,” or “very important,” compared with...

  • Midwest Hospital Recognized for Green Initiatives: Wisconsin Governor Recognizes Sacred Heart Hospital's Environmental Leadership

    July 17th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Emily Barry
    Market Watch

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis., July 17, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Many hospitals are taking steps to be environmentally friendly, but Sacred Heart Hospital (SHH) continues to lead by example to do what is best for the environment. Recently, SHH was one of only six hospitals nationwide to be awarded the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Leadership Award (ELA) for their innovative programs that set industry...

  • Biz Briefcase: Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services

    July 14th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Anonymous
    The Eagle-Tribune

    Mary Immaculate Health/Care Services (MIHCS) has won national recognition for its commitment to the environment, taking home two awards from the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Summit held recently in Pittsburgh, Pa.

    At the Environmental Excellence Summit, the organization received a Partner Recognition Award for its effort in creating a healthier environment — for patients,...

  • Thinking 'Green' Award Sends 100 Trees to India

    July 2nd, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Anonymous
    Norwood News

    A grove of 100 trees is being planted in honor of Advocate Lutheran General Hospital by local families determined to save their homes and way of life in Tiruvannamalai, India -- a country devastated by deforestation and global climate change.

    The trees will be planted in appreciation of Lutheran General Hospital's commitment to reducing its operational impact on the environment and its recent...

  • 'Practice' Makes Perfect: New Organization Builds Path to Greener Future

    June 30th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Beth Burmahl
    HFM Magazine

    New organization builds path to a greener future

    Hospitals that have made the commitment to go green might soon find themselves facing a common question: What next? Considering the countless number of ways a facility can go green and how quickly environmental practices are changing, mapping out the path to a greener future can seem daunting.

    ...
  • Embodying the Patron of Ecology

    June 30th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Aura Rose
    Healthcare Design, Clean Design Supplement

    How often do we lay the blame for greenhouse gas emissions squarely at the door of cars, trucks, and SUVs? While 28% of U.S. greenhouse gases do come from transportation, the majority of that being our vehicles, it's our buildings—our homes and workplaces—that are even bigger culprits. According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, buildings consume 16.2% of world...

  • CleanMed Envisions the 21st Century hospital

    June 30th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Aura Rose
    HealthCare Design

    We celebrated, educated each other, and shared our goals for greening healthcare at CleanMed 2008 in Pittsburgh. More than 500 healthcare providers, physicians, researchers, architects, and other decision makers from around the world came together to talk about real solutions being utilized right now by real hospitals to lessen the impact of our industry.

    “By its very nature, healthcare can be...

  • Textile Management Awash in Green Opportunities

    June 30th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Julie E. Williamson
    Healthcare Purchasing News

    Regardless of whether a healthcare organization is already embarking upon a widespread greening initiative or is just beginning to explore its eco-friendly options, many experts would agree that textile management is ripe for comprehensive assessment and process improvement.

    While textiles are certainly an integral part of providing patient care--from bed linens, underpads...

  • Legacy Mount Hood Receives Environmental Leadership Award

    June 23rd, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Anonymous
    Gresham Outlook

    Legacy Mount Hood wins environmental leadership award

    Practice Greenhealth recently honored Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center with its Environmental Leadership award. The award goes to hospitals that find creative and innovative ways to achieve long-term sustainability.

    “Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center has been a part of Gresham and...

Join Practice Greenhealth

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

Join Practice Greenhealth
Sitemap (click to minimize or expand)