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  • Start the Year by Registering for CleanMed

    January 13th, 2016 - 5:12 pm

    By Sherry MacDonald, Director of Marketing and Communications

    With the start of 2016, Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm are already planning CleanMed 2016. We have many new features this year that will help you leverage current resources, do more with less, and keep you connected to thought leaders who can share their success strategies in environmentally friendly practices. Our exhibition will also...

  • More Hospitals Are Ditching Antibiotics In The Meat They Serve

    January 13th, 2016 - 1:37 pm
    In the News

    Every year some 2 million Americans get infections from antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and 23,000 of them die from these superbugs.

    Superbugs are mostly a hospital problem: They'...

  • Building on Paris: 4 ways hospitals can go green

    January 5th, 2016 - 1:17 pm
    In the News
  • The Transformative Power of Engaged Leadership—Leading from Any Chair

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:41 am

    Blair L. Sadler, JD, Past President & CEO, Rady Children’s Hospital; Senior Fellow, IHI; Board Member, Health Care Without Harm

    What a year 2015 turned out to be in terms of the environmental health! Historians may view this year as a landmark—the year when most of the world woke up to the fact that climate change was and is the most serious public health threat in the 21st century. From the Pope’s...

  • Welcome Iqbal Mian

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:39 am

    We are pleased to announce Practice Greenhealth’s new Member Engagement Manager, Iqbal Mian, MSSM, working out of a virtual office in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. As a member engagement manager, Iqbal joins the engagement team who manages a portfolio of Practice Greenhealth members;...

  • New Year Reflection

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:28 am

    By Gary Cohen, President and Founder, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth and named one of the 2015 MacArthur Fellows for his leadership in health care sustainability

    2015 was a big year for Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm, and...

  • 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards Tools and Tips

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:27 am

    Christopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance

    The Environmental Excellence Awards are now open, and ready for you to begin applications for the 2016 season. Hospitals, business suppliers to health care and others in the sector—especially Practice Greenhealth members—are dedicated to providing safer, healthier work environments and exemplify a pride found among those who value the well-being of...

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

    January 5th, 2016 - 10:24 am

    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 ...

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