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  • Dignity Health to Divest from Coal and Invest in Green Investments

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:24 am
    Announcements

    Eric Lerner, US Climate Director, Health Care Without Harm

    During the recent COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, France, Dignity Health announced it is divesting from thermal coal companies, expanding sustainable investments, increasing its use of renewable energy, and reducing its greenhouse gas emissions. ...

  • Medical Center Saves Costs and Resources in the OR

    December 18th, 2015 - 3:14 pm
    In the News

    University of Maryland Med Center Boosts Efficiency, Reduces Device Expenses

    Julius A. Karash

    The University of Maryland Medical Center is cutting costs in a sizable way through the adoption of data-driven sustainability and energy-efficiency practices regarding its management of operating rooms and the use of medical devices.

    ...

  • Hospital Giant Bans Antimicrobial Use

    December 16th, 2015 - 6:42 pm
    In the News

    With insufficient evidence that antimicrobial coatings improve the fight against germs and an increasing concern about spreading toxins, a major health care company has decided to ban the products from its properties.

    “Health care interiors can be beautiful spaces designed to inspire health and healing,” said John Kouletsis, Kaiser Permanente’s vice president of facilities planning and design, in a ...

  • Changing the Face of Patient Care

    December 15th, 2015 - 6:37 pm
    In the News

    Unique philosophies around the outpatient experience are taking hold at Memorial Sloan Kettering’s new facility

    By Maura Keller

    As the result of recent medical advances, fewer and fewer cancer patients require hospitalization as part of their...

  • Business Advisor: Going Green Can Save You Green

    December 8th, 2015 - 3:07 pm
    In the News

    10 ways that environmental stewardship can really pay off.

    Julie Moyle, MSN

    Going green is the right thing to do for the environment, but taking steps to reduce your facility's carbon footprint can also result in significant returns on eco-friendly investments. Here are 10 ways you can save big by reprocessing, reorganizing, reducing and recycling.

    1. Reprocess SUDs
    ...

  • Medical Center Saves Costs and Resources in the OR

    December 8th, 2015 - 1:00 am
    In the News

    University of Maryland Med Center Boosts Efficiency, Reduces Device Expenses

    The University of Maryland Medical Center is cutting costs in a sizable way through the adoption of data-driven sustainability and energy-efficiency practices regarding its...

  • Hospitals Worldwide Join Together in the Fight Against Climate Change

    December 3rd, 2015 - 11:05 am
    Press Releases

    During COP21, Health Leaders Announce Commitments to Reduce Carbon Emissions

    [Paris] – This week during the United Nation’s Conference on Climate Change, health system representatives from around the world have gathered in Paris to announce a series of commitments to reduce carbon emissions and exert leadership to combat climate change.
     
    More than 50 major health systems, hospitals, and health organizations...

  • Dignity Health halts all investments in coal companies

    December 3rd, 2015 - 10:48 am
    In the News

    By Bob Herman  | December 3, 2015

    ...
  • Dignity Health to Limit Investments in Thermal Coal Energy

    December 3rd, 2015 - 10:38 am
    In the News

    Dignity Health will participate in meetings concurrent with the COP21 Paris Climate Conference

    December 03, 2015 03:00 AM Eastern Standard Time

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  • Market Transformation Group builds on Healthier Hospitals momentum

    November 30th, 2015 - 9:08 am
    Announcements

    Last month in Boston, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH) and Practice Greenhealth convened a meeting as part of an exciting joint initiative called the Market Transformation Group (MTG). The goal of the MTG is to leverage the aggregate buying power of participating health systems in order to accelerate the transformation of the healthcare supply chain towards more sustainable...

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