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  • 20th Anniversary of Health Care Without Harm and Dallas Sustainability

    April 3rd, 2016 - 5:30 pm

    I realize that one may not automatically envision a clear link to environmental sustainability when they think of the city of Dallas, Texas, but I am here to let you know that times are changing and Dallas has stepped up their sustainability game! On the 20th Anniversary of Health Care Without Harm, CleanMed is excited to partner with Dallas and the Omni hotel...

  • CleanMed Preconference Session: Transportation and Climate Change

    March 11th, 2016 - 1:49 pm

    Author: Julie Moyle, MSN, RN, Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Why should you care about transportation?

    If your hospital environmental goals include reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), you are missing a BIG opportunity if your sustainability strategies don’t include a transportation program. A case study by Practice Greenhealth member Ministry Health Care, part of Ascension Health, found that...

  • 46th Annual Earth Day-April 22, 2016

    March 1st, 2016 - 12:07 pm

    April 22, 2016 is the 46th Anniversary of Earth Day. This is the day each year that Practice Greenhealth members demonstrate their commitment to staff, patients and their community through educational, fun and healthy events and activities. You can begin planning your Earth Day activities with a host of resources to inspire your green team. 

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  • Why Water?

    March 1st, 2016 - 10:11 am

    By: Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA, Member Engagement Manager

    “Saving our planet, lifting people out of poverty, advancing economic growth...these are one and the same fight. We must connect the dots between climate change, water scarcity, energy shortages, global health, food security and women’s empowerment. Solutions to one problem must be solutions for all.”


  • More Needs To Be Done To Prioritize Climate Change

    February 26th, 2016 - 3:58 pm
    In the News

    Climate change is a critical public health issue — one that hospitals need to do more to address. Every year, U.S. hospitals are emitting 8 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gases, generating...

  • North Shore Hospitals

    February 10th, 2016 - 9:23 am
    In the News

    North Shore Hospitals provide environmental and wellness programs to help keep our communities healthy and thriving.


  • 50 rural hospital CEOs to know | 2016

    February 10th, 2016 - 9:17 am
    In the News

    Written by Shannon Barnet and Kelly Gooch | February 08, 2016

    Mayo. Johns Hopkins. Mount Sinai. Barnes-Jewish. These massive hospitals and health systems are practically household names. That said, many Americans live in small, rural communities and rely on lesser-known hospitals for high-quality healthcare. To honor the leaders behind these remote providers, Becker's Hospital Review has named the...

  • Carilion joins national initiative to reduce carbon footprint

    February 4th, 2016 - 11:09 am
    Press Releases

    By Christina Craig - Reporter

    ROANOKE (WSLS10) – A nationwide movement among health care centers to reduce the carbon footprint is coming to Roanoke. Carilion is the first hospital in the Roanoke Valley to take part in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative. The idea is to improve the health of the environment.

  • Gary Cohen on Tulsa Public Radio

    February 4th, 2016 - 10:58 am
    Press Releases

    On this installment of StudioTulsa on Health, we learn about Health Care Without Harm, an international coalition of hospitals, health care systems, medical professionals, environmental health organizations, and similar groups. This coalition was formed in 1996, shortly after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency identified medical waste incineration as the leading source of dioxin emissions in this country. (Dioxin is one of the most...

  • Awards and Recognition for Your Surgical Team

    February 1st, 2016 - 6:26 pm

    Have you considered highlighting the work your facility has accomplished in the surgical department? Perhaps your facility isn’t ready yet for the full Environmental Excellence Award application but has done some stellar work in the operating room. Consider applying for the Greening the OR Award to earn some recognition for your surgical staff. There are different levels to recognize the different levels of accomplishment.


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