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Environmental considerations for medical positioners

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
Please consider these environmental questions for the RFP/RFI for medical positioners. These questions also apply to mattresses, mattress overlays (egg crates, alternating pressure pads, low air loss, static air overlays), therapeutic surfaces, critical care beds, low beds, medical/surgical beds, and bariatric beds. Some of the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products, v1.0,…

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Environmental considerations for furniture

  • EPP
  • EPP Resource
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Healthy interiors
  • Guide
Why ask environmental questions for furnishings? Furniture and medical furnishings are made with chemicals and materials that may be hazardous and may pose risks to staff, patients and entire communities throughout their life cycle. Below are suggested line-item environmental questions for furniture and medical furnishings. These questions can be integrated into a RFP/RFI and used to evaluate…

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Seattle Children's Transportation Benefits

  • Transportation
  • Exemplary Document
  • Seattle Children's Hospital
  • Poster
  • Employee Benefit
Seattle Children's Hospitals offers employees a range of transportation assistance and commuting options as an employee benefit.

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Get started guide: Healthy food and beverage environments

  • Guide
  • Sustainable food service operations
  • Food
Hospital food service often mirrors general societal food consumption patterns.  However, the health mission and large purchasing power of hospitals make them excellent models and drivers for healthier food environments and systems. There is an emerging understanding that the “health” of a food choice is a combination of the nutritional benefits is provides, and the way in which that food was…

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Transportation get started guide

  • Transportation
  • Get Started Guide
  • Guide
  • Toolkit
(Transportation toolkit) The Practice Greenhealth Transportation get started guide provides guidance and resources for hospitals to create a transportation baseline, identify goals, and identify strategies to reduce the environmental and human health impacts of transportation in the health care sector.

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Transportation Get Started guide

After achieving success in getting more hospitals involved in reducing their carbon footprint, Healthier Hospitals will remain a Practice Greenhealth Program.

Due to the momentum and success of the Initiative, Healthier Hospitals transitions into a free program of Practice Greenhealth as of May 2015, intended to continue guiding those who are just beginning their sustainability work. The program will continue to use data to implement proven environmental strategies, and will lead companies with that structure in place to more advanced Practice…

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Healthier Hospitals 2014 Milestone Report

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