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Getting started hospital sustainability assessment: Checklist

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Toolkit
  • Tool
(Engaged leadership toolkit) Before setting environmental stewardship goals, it’s important to get a feel for where the organization falls on the sustainability spectrum and which programmatic areas deserve attention first.   Practice Greenhealth has made this task a bit less daunting through a “getting started” assessment standard of work, checklist, and goal-setting tool.   The checklist is…

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Getting started hospital sustainability assessment: Standard of work

  • Engaged Leadership
  • Tool
  • Toolkit
(Engaged leadership toolkit) Just getting started?  Your member engagement liaison can help you navigate the steps to getting your program off the ground. Consider using our assessment process to establish programs already in place and to support goal setting and prioritization.  Before setting environmental stewardship goals, it’s important to get a feel for where the organization falls on the…

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Green certifications and label claims

  • Sustainable procurement
This is a comprehensive and vetted list of third-party certifications and label claims that Practice Greenhealth has determined to be highly meaningful.

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Why smarter purchasing?

  • Sustainable procurement
The health care industry wields significant purchasing power, representing 17 percent of the U.S. marketplace. However, some of the products marketed to the industry generate unnecessary waste, contain hazardous materials and use excessive energy. By choosing environmentally preferred medical products and equipment for use in hospital facilities, the health care sector can actually generate…

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Smarter purchasing measures

  • Goal
  • Sustainable procurement
Practice Greenhealth is challenging hospitals to meet the baseline objective and take on three measurable goals to help hospitals protect people from harmful chemicals. These goals have been selected for their positive impact on human health and the environment, as well as to drive increased demand for healthier products in the marketplace. In the absence of environmental standards for many…

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Smarter purchasing fact sheet

  • Sustainable procurement
With 17 percent of the marketplace, health care wields major purchasing power. This buying clout puts hospitals and health systems in an excellent position to demand safer, healthier, more environmentally-friendly products from vendors. 

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Washington State Department of Transportation guide to employee surveys

  • Transportation
  • Employee transportation
  • Guide
(Washington State Department of Transportation) As the employee transportation coordinator or onsite coordinator for your commute trip reduction (CTR) program, you already understand how important this program is to the employees you represent. The CTR survey is one of the most significant contributions toward growing and sustaining an effective, successful CTR program. The feedback from your…

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Webinar: Recycling pharmaceutical agents used for anesthesia

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Webinar
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) The pharmaceutical agents used for anesthesia and analgesia have environmental impacts on air, water, and climate. Learn about environmental impacts and specific examples of waste drugs in water supplies, as well as regulatory issues and a new process that recovers and reuses pharmaceutical agents. 

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Webinar: The impact of waste anesthesia gases in the OR and different mitigation strategies

  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
  • Webinar
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) This presentation provides an overview of the mechanics of anesthetic gas systems, their environmental impact, and opportunities to reduce energy consumption and mitigate impact.   *Note: At the time of this presentation, different GWP were used for anesthetic gases than what we now use to calculate emissions.   

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Webinar: Effectively managing waste anesthetic gas

  • Webinar
  • Anesthetic Gas
  • Greenhouse Gas
  • Greening the Operating Room
  • Clinician engagement
(Anesthetic gas toolkit) Anesthesia, perioperative, biomed, and facilities staff can learn about emerging technologies to reduce scavenger system demand. Gain insight from Practice Greenhealth members and their experiences implementing a dynamic gas scavenger system.  Hear from clinical and technical experts at Cleveland Clinic, the University of Wisconsin, and others as they discuss energy…

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