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

    June 2nd, 2016 - 10:59 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 - 1:46 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 - 8:29 am

    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 - 4:48 pm


    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 - 11:26 pm

    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...

  • Practice Greenhealth celebrates another year of innovation and outstanding performance with its hard-working members

    May 2nd, 2016 - 11:14 pm

    What a year! In 2016, more than 727 hospitals initiated applications in the awards system. That is more than 50 percent of the Practice Greenhealth membership and a testament to the growing body of great work hospitals want to share with their peers and the sector. Practice Greenhealth is proud to announce that it will recognize 510 award winners in 2016 and will be celebrating their amazing achievements at the 14th annual...

  • Stories to Heal a Planet

    May 2nd, 2016 - 10:56 pm

    Health Care Without Harm is deepening our journey into the world of storytelling, as a powerful tool to share the heart and experiences of the people we work with around the globe. With a grant from the Skoll Foundation and Sundance Stories of Change program, we...

  • May 6-12, 2016 National Nurses Week

    May 2nd, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    We salute Sustainability Nursing Champions #nursesweek

    Nurses have always been drivers for a healthier hospital. From starting a recycling program that included bringing bags of plastic home to educating new mothers about safe baby care products, our nurses are exhibiting the highest of ethical standards of beneficence. Nurses all over the country are demanding healthier foods for their co-workers and patients, they are...

  • The Power of Visioning and Goal Setting

    April 13th, 2016 - 9:50 am

    Kathy Gerwig presented Kaiser Permanente’s Bold Goals for improved environmental performance in a Practice Greenhealth March 2016 webinar entitled “THRIVE – Setting Bold Goals at Kaiser Permanente.” Kaiser Permanente’s goals are team goals – with team...

  • The Beat Blog: Earth Day – Loving the Planet Earth

    April 5th, 2016 - 9:01 am

    April 22 is Earth Day. If you’re reading this blog, you share a passion for healing the planet. If you’re reading this blog, chances are you are challenged by the complexity of health care and pushing for positive change. On this Earth Day, 2016, let’s share an experience where we feel connected and calmed by the beauty of the planet earth. When do you slow down, unplug, power down and take in the sites, sounds and spirit of your surroundings...

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