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  • 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...

  • Cultivating Industry Partnerships

    June 22nd, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    In the News

    By Debra Lynn Ross
    Direct Marketing News

    The healthcare field has more than 150 publications focusing on specialty, subspecialty and other industry-specific topics. While EverGreen is the first and only focused on green procurement and sustainable environmental practices, we still needed to convince potential subscribers — healthcare executives, hospital decision makers, clinicians and supply chain management professionals...

  • A Practical Guide to Waste Data Collection using the Waste Data Tracking Tool

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

    By Laura Brannen
    Healthcare Design Magazine

    Do you know how much waste your facility is generating? Literally tons, including solid waste, regulated medical waste, construction and demolition debris, recyclables, hazardous chemicals, electronics, and donation materials—practically everything that leaves your facility not walking on two legs! Even more importantly, do you know how much it costs to manage all those materials?

  • From Red to Green

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

    By David Ollier Weber
    HHN Magazine

    When Kermit the Frog sang his famous lament it reflected a unique personal circumstance. But American hospitals can certainly feel the celebrated Muppet’s pain: “It’s not easy being green.”

    Hospitals, in fact, are by their very nature red—a color that symbolizes power, danger, emergency, heat, blood and, on balance sheets, expenses.


  • Practice Greenhealth Hires First Executive

    April 13th, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    Press Releases

    A new member-based organization, Practice Greenhealth, has named Robert N. Jarboe as its Executive Director. Jarboe, a seasoned nonprofit executive, comes to PracticeGreenhealth with a substantial background in creating nonprofits, nonprofit mergers and transitions of government organizations to nonprofit status. His career, stretching some thirty years, includes the creation, building and management of organizations on local, state and...

  • Addressing Healthcare's Energy and Climate Change Challenges

    March 31st, 2008 - 11:00 pm
    Press Releases

    By Nick DeDominicis
    Healthcare Design Magazine

    Rapidly accelerating climate change, caused by greenhouse gas emissions from the burning of fossil fuels, is resulting in dangerous environmental events and serious public health consequences. In its recently released Fourth Assessment Report (

  • Green Guide for Health Care and LEED: Sorting Out the Rating Systems

    March 1st, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Richard L. Peck and Gail Vittori
    Healthcare Design Magazine

    Presumably within a matter of days, if it hasn't happened already, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) will publish the final version of the long-awaited LEED for Healthcare. For the first time since its inception 10 years ago, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, or LEED, process for guiding and recognizing levels of excellence in...

  • Focus on Sterilization and High-Level Disinfection in a Healing Environment

    January 1st, 2008 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By Erica Stewart, CIH, HEM and Janet Brown
    Healthcare Design Magazine

    Striving to provide quality care in a healing environment, healthcare facilities are taking a closer look at methods of sterilization and high-level disinfection for reusable medical equipment. Prevalent practices, including the use of ethylene oxide and glutaraldehyde, are not without safety and environmental impacts. Factoring in expensive and often...

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