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  • Sustainable materials prove to be prudent investment

    June 23rd, 2016 - 11:06 am
    In the News

    Health care facilities put their purchasing power behind earth-friendly materials that offer financial payback and more

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  • Unauthorized Mercury Communication

    June 16th, 2016 - 5:37 pm
    Blog

    You may have received a recent communication via U.S. mail with the headline “Notice” (June 6) that discusses products containing mercury amalgam…” This communication also includes an undated and altered communication originally written by HCWH staff member Joshua Karliner and is printed under the Practice Greenhealth logo.

    While Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm do support the...

  • Environmental, health impacts of US health care system

    June 13th, 2016 - 11:13 am
    In the News

    June 9, 2016 | Yale University

    If the US health care system were a country, it would rank 13th in the world for greenhouse gas emissions, according to new research. The study quantified previously unreported environmental and public health impacts of the nation's healthcare sector.

    The US health care system, the most expensive in the world, uses vast amounts of energy in the form of heating, electricity, and energy-intensive...

  • Practice Greenhealth and Feeding America Partner to Mobilize the Health Care Sector to Reduce Food Waste and Provide Food to Those who Struggle with Hunger

    June 7th, 2016 - 8:00 am
    Press Releases

    Hospitals and food banks will provide nutritious food to communities in need across the country.

    June 7, 2016 (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth and Feeding America announced today a new collaboration to help Americans living at risk of hunger. The nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization and leading health care sustainability membership organization have...

  • The Time is Right for Employee Home Solar

    June 6th, 2016 - 12:31 pm
    Blog

    It’s my dream to have solar panels on my home, a Tesla power wall, and a Tesla Model 3 to run on the sun. I even have a “Sustainable Living” fund on my wedding registry to put money towards making that dream come true.

    So it’s probably no surprise that I am excited to unveil a new Practice Greenhealth exclusive toolkit that helps make this a reality for health care workers across the nation. This Green Employee...

  • CleanMed 2016 Conference Convened Health Care Leaders to Accelerate Strategies That Improve Health, Reduce Environmental Impact, Deliver Financial Savings

    June 2nd, 2016 - 9:59 am
    In the News

    RESTON, VA --(Marketwired - May 31, 2016) - CleanMed, the nation's premier environmental conference for leaders in health care sustainability, marked its thirteenth conference last week by drawing hundreds of attendees to Dallas, Texas. Leaders discussed best practices and previewed innovative new technologies, products and services. CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by long-time sustainability organizations,...

  • Inside the toxin-free hospital of the future

    May 31st, 2016 - 12:46 pm
    Press Releases

    By Gary Cohen, President & Co-Founder, Health Care Without Harm

    Last week, hundreds of changemakers from hospitals, health systems and medical products or supplier companies gathered in Dallas to learn and compare notes at the 13th CleanMed Conference.

    CleanMed is the nation’s largest conference focusing on health care sustainability. Every year, we connect the health care leaders working to accelerate our sector’s...

  • The Power Behind High-Performance Hospitals

    May 16th, 2016 - 7:29 am
    Announcements

    Discover how an integrated energy system can help:

    • Enhance reliability and provide 100% redundancy for power needs
    • Improve traditional system efficiency – from 30-35% to 70-73%
    • Provide tangible environmental and sustainability benefits
    • Reduce overall energy costs

    Join us on June 15 for lunch, a productive healthcare dialogue and a tour of...

  • Journey to Engaged Leadership

    May 9th, 2016 - 3:48 pm
    Blog

    Author:

    Bonnie Maddex, RD, LD
    Clinical Dietitian/Sustainability Coordinator
    St Johns Medical Center

    I have been the chair of the recycling team/ sustainability committee at St. Johns Medical Center for many years. What we did or accomplished ebbed and flowed based on time restraints and the current administration/leadership team. We currently have a CEO who is very interested in wellness, both for...

  • Check-Up on Greening the OR

    May 2nd, 2016 - 10:26 pm
    Announcements

    Our team had a great time attending the AORN Surgical Conference & Expo in Anaheim in April. One of the biggest highlights from attending this conference is the...

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