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{Past Event} - Sharing Success! Start with Savings! Win-Win Strategies for Health Care Environmental Success!

January 13, 2006 - 1:00 pm - January 13, 2006 - 2:00 pm -- Eastern Standard Time


Health care environmental initiatives have numerous positive outcomes and the multi-pronged approach is the best recipe for success. Starting a new program or maintaining momentum? A cost savings initiative is just what the doctor or nurse ordered. What great news that making a commitment to the environment, to patients, staff, the community and public health can also reduce costs! Learn some success stories and go back and get some attention on your positive initiatives! This is a win-win opportunity.  For this call, we decided to hear brief synopses from three partner facilities and two champion organizations. Learn about solvent recovery, blue wrap elimination in the O.R., a hipaa-compliant office paper recycling program, red bag reduction, recycling and more.


Russell F. Mankes, PhD, Albany Medical Center
Telephone: 518 262-5490

Dr. Mankes, a 1977 graduate of the Albany Medical College, is an Experimental Pathologist & Environmental Toxicologist who has authored or co-authored nearly 100 Scientific and technical articles and reports. Among the many hats he wears at the Albany Medical Center, he directs the CURE Waste program. This program, begun in 1993 under a US EPA Grant, has evolved into a nationally and internationally recognized, award winning Hospital Waste Management project. The CURE Waste program annually results in over $1,000,000 in cost savings to the Albany Medical Center Through waste management and recycling activities.

Kai Abelkis, Boulder Community Hospital
Telephone: 303/440-2265
Kai has been the Environmental Coordinator for Boulder Community Hospital since 1999. Boulder Community Hospital’s environmental policy reflects the community’s value of stewardship and responsibility. Boulder Community Hospital has implemented many environmental initiatives that not only minimize our footprint, but also save the hospital money. Boulder Community Hospital is proud to be part of a growing choir of voices that believe a healthy environment equals healthy community.

Tony Schifano, Antos Environmental
Telephone: 518 325-5410
Mr. Schifano has had over twenty years experience in the medical services industry. His primary experience is in hospital pollution prevention, waste minimization and environmental consulting. Mr. Schifano has conducted medical waste reduction and recycling workshops, educational forums, and waste stream analysis’ throughout the United States. Mr. Schifano has spoken as keynote speaker at AHA, ASHES, and ASHMM conferences and annual meetings.

  • Since 1989, Mr. Schifano’s unique style has brought him to the forefront of this niche industry of waste reduction. He and his team of consultants are known to reduce waste volume by 35% to 70% in healthcare facilities. His Firm, Antos Environmental, has reduced organizations waste volume and costs associated with disposal by millions.


Stephen Walsh, Walsh Integrated
Telephone: 800/925-7460
Stephen Walsh is the Founder and President of Walsh Mobile, formerly Walsh Integrated Environmental Systems Inc. Walsh’'s handheld quality control auditing solutions are used in health care, construction, hospitality, education, transportation, and the insurance industries. With over 350 healthcare clients alone, and brand names that include Waste Tracker, QSS, and Safety leader, Walsh is a world leader with offices in the US, Canada, England, and Puerto Rico.

  • The Walsh Waste Tracker System is Walsh’s original offering, developed over the last 10 years. Waste Tracker is a complete solution, incorporating onsite consulting and training with technology in a package that is guaranteed to help hospitals meet regulatory requirements, while reducing costs and improving safety.

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