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{Past Event} - Partner in Action: Metro Health Hospital, Grand Rapids, MI

June 8, 2007 - 3:00 pm - June 8, 2007 - 3:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


There is no such thing as a perfectly green facility. There are pockets of success and we can learn from those successes and build on them. From green building, to mercury elimination, healthier food choices, recycling and greener cleaners, hospitals and other organizations are transitioning to healthier, more efficient structures – through strong leadership and vision. The good news is that a commitment to greener operations has shown numerous positive outcomes including cost savings, reduced liabilities, improved compliance, safety and happier neighbors — A true healing environment.

Learn how health care facilities demonstrate commitment to health, safety, communities, staff, patients and the environment through taking action. By taking control of the by-products of their work practices, education and instituting change, health care organizations are seeing that a commitment to health requires taking a closer look at the way we do things. Learn the how-tos of environmental improvement from gathering data, to goal setting, program development, environmentally preferable purchasing, tracking and reporting and recognition. Learn how to fold environmental initiatives into the JCAHO structure and transition to a healthier work environment.


John Ebers, Metro Health Care
John Ebers is a graduate of Aquinas College, where his studies focused on Sustainable Business Management, Political Science, and Environmental Studies. He has over five years experience in research and development of sustainable business practices. Since the spring of 2003, he has worked to develop Metro¹s approach to incorporate sustainability into its corporate philosophy. As a LEED Accredited Professional of the U.S. Green Building Council, Mr. Ebers assists with project goals for the Metro Health Village as they pertain to LEED certification.

Janet Brown, H2E
After 13 years as Beth Israel Medical Center’s Medical Waste Manager in New York City, Janet Brown joined the H2E staff as Partner Coordinator in 2004. She is committed to assisting health care facilities in the implementation and maintenance of environmentally responsible health care initiatives, whether it’s getting the work off the ground or working on specific projects. Janet coordinates the monthly H2E teleconference series and is on the Steering Committee for the Green Guide for Health Care. Janet lives in Massachusetts with her husband Dean and children Grafton and Frances.

Webinar speakers have no financial or other interest in the sponsoring company and the sponsor has had no input into the content of the presentation.

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