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Vendor Policy on Reprocessed SUDs

  • Medical Device Reprocessing
  • Exemplary Document
  • Policy
  • Guide
  • Sustainable procurement
This resource provides a sample policy that includes direction on vendor behavior with respect to a health care facility's medical device reprocessing program.

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Virginia Mason Medical Center energy and water efficiency master plan

  • Exemplary Document
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Engaged Leadership
In August 2014, Virginia Mason Medical Center (VMMC) engaged McKinstry to create a long-term energy and water use reduction master plan focused on their downtown campus. The overarching goal during the development of the plan was to provide a roadmap and multi-year action plan for how VMMC can reduce energy and water use to achieve the 2030 Seattle District energy goals. This is an opportunity to…

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Less water poster template

  • Less Water
  • Poster
  • Water
  • Toolkit
(Less water toolkit) This document can be used as a template for creating a poster on using less water with an employee testimonial.

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WaterSense Hospital Fact Sheet

  • Water
  • Less Water
  • Presentation
Water used in hospitals and other health care facilities comprises 7 percent of the total water use in commercial and institutional facilities in the United States. The largest uses of water in hospitals are cooling equipment, plumbing fixtures, landscaping, and medical process rinses. WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities promotes water-…

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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center: What happens to your recyclables? flyer

  • Recycling
  • Earth Day
  • Exemplary Document
  • Tool
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston breaks down different types of recyclable materials and how they are recycled in this exemplary flyer. 

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What happens to your recyclables

Why transportation?

  • Transportation
  • Toolkit
(Transportation toolkit) Transportation intersects with health care facilities in the ways that employees, patrons, and supplies travel to and from hospitals and satellite facilities, all of which contribute to poor air quality, hospital greenhouse gas emissions, and adverse environmental and community health outcomes. The health care sector is in a position to model and advocate for alternative…

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University of Vermont Medical Center: Less water poster

  • Water
  • Less Water
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Poster
  • Toolkit
(Less water toolkit) Though green technology can help save water, the University of Vermont Medical Center also relies on employee support. Here is an example of how one employee contributes to this effort.

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UH Bikes Press Release July 2016

  • Exemplary Document
  • Transportation
  • University Hospitals
  • Toolkit
This is a press release from University Hospitals about the 2016 pre-launch roll out of a bike share system they sponsor in Cleveland and Cuyahoga counties in Ohio. “Biking is healthy, active and highly social – in short, a great way to help create more livable and connected communities, both for residents and visitors,” said Sarah O’Keeffe, Sustainability Manager. “UHBikes directly aligns with…

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UH Celebrate 2016 Sustainable Transportation

  • Poster
  • Exemplary Document
  • Transportation
  • University Hospitals
University Hospital poster for 2016: The Year of Sustainable Transportation event

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