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  • From Red to Green

    April 22nd, 2008 - 12:00 am
    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 14th, 2008 - 12:00 am
    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

    April 1st, 2008 - 12:00 am
    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 - 1:00 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 - 1:00 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...

  • More Hospitals Using Integrated Pest Management to Reduce Pesticides

    June 5th, 2007 - 12:00 am
    Press Releases

    Pest control company Orkin, Inc. and Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) today announced that an increasing number of hospitals implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs in their facilities, according to the results of a poll of health care professionals.


  • Local Man Honored for Hospital Recycling Program

    April 5th, 2006 - 12:00 am
    In the News

    By John Saiz
    Patterson Irrigator

    April 5, 2006 – St. Joseph’s Medical center in Stockton is receiving national attention for its recycling efforts, and Patterson resident John Kendle has been instrumental in making that happen.
    For the past seven months, Kendle has headed up a program that recycles 27 percent of the Stockton hospital’s waste. Now, the hospital is receiving the Environmental Leadership Award from Hospitals for...

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