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{Past Event} - Healthier Hospitals Initiative: Creating a Green Culture through Innovation

April 19, 2013 - 2:00 pm - April 19, 2013 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Green and Sustainability are all about Safety! Safety of employees, safety of the environment, and helping promote a healthy bottom line.   In this presentation learn how one organization, of over 10,000 employees, energized the work force, and set up processes to succeed with Green and Sustainable initiatives.  Strategies to lead employees to reduce reuse, and recycle include a Green officer educational program, Green Town Halls, Blogs, department based recycle stations and other best practices. “Green” is about “health”, and reducing toxins in the environment.  Sustainability is wise utilization of resources.  We will discuss how to integrate these into the workplace.


  •  How to create a comprehensive Green and Sustainability Plan.
  • How to incorporate the HHI Challenges into your Green and Sustainability Plan.
  • How to develop Certified Green Officers.
  • Identify how a green culture looks.


Kay Winokur, RN, LEED Green Associate, Vice President Quality, Safety and Accreditation, Beaumont Health System
Kay Winokur, Vice President, Quality, Safety and Accreditation at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI.  This position includes administrative responsibility for Hospital Quality and Accreditation, Patient Safety, Green and Sustainability Initiatives, Radiation Safety, Pharmacy, Employee and Environmental Safety, Infection Control, Hospitality, and Patient Satisfaction.Kay has greater than 30 years of experience as a registered nurse, has a Master’s degree in Health Care Administration, and is certified by the American Society for Quality as a Six Sigma Black Belt.    Kay is certified as a Green Consultant by the Green Business League as well as a credentialed LEED Green Associate by the Green Building Certification Institute.

Beaumont Hospitals were selected as a finalist in The American Hospital Quest for Quality Prize for 2003.  This recognition noted the organizations accomplishments in developing a culture of safety that permeates throughout and the commitment by leadership to sustain that cultural change.   In 2007, Kay was a co-recipient of the Dean Conley Award (publication award) by the American College of Healthcare Executives.  In 2012 Kay’s Green Team was the recipient of the 2012 Detroit Free Press Green Leader Award and 2102 Corp. Magazine 101 Most Sustainable Companies.Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1,061-bed tertiary care hospital.  By number of inpatient admissions it is one of the busiest single hospital facilities in the United States. 

Nicole Duncan, LEED Green Associate, Administrative Director, Beaumont Health System
Nicole C Duncan is administrative director of service excellence at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. In her current role she has responsibility for Nutrition and Retail Services, Environmental Services, Security, Guest Services and Service Excellence. She joined Beaumont, Royal Oak in 2007 as the hospital’s hospitality director, bringing extensive experience from the “service industry” to health care. Prior to joining Beaumont, Nicole worked at The Ritz-Carlton, Dearborn and The Ritz-Carlton, Palm Beach. She holds a bachelor's degree in marketing and multinational business from Florida State University. She is a member of the American College of Health Care Executives and serves on the Green/Sustainability Committee for the Michigan Hospital Association. Nicole is also a member of the board of directors for the Woodward Avenue Action Association. Beaumont, Royal Oak is a 1,061-bed academic medical center located in Royal Oak, Michigan. Beaumont has over 50,000 admissions annually, over 100,000 emergency center visits annually, over 45,000 surgeries annually and employs over 12,000 employees.

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