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Connecting the Dots

Environmental stewardship connects to population health, prevention, staff satisfaction and performance excellence. Increasingly, health care leaders are connecting the dots and seeing that healthier food, for example, isn’t just about… Read More
Posted in Departments, Engagement

Going to Gemba

When I studied supply chain and operations management during my undergraduate years, there was a simple story I’ll always remember from Michael Dell (yes, the man who created Dell computers,… Read More

Keeping Score of Sustainability

Kaiser Permanente has launched a significant sustainable purchasing initiative with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by the year 2020. A culture of sustainability in both… Read More

Straight to the Source

The journey toward healthier patients, communities and environments can take many paths. The creation of a sustainable food system does not come about from a single course, but instead from… Read More

Let’s Go Ride a Bike

University Hospitals Health System (UH), based in northeastern Ohio, has a long history of working with its local community to address social determinants of health, including physical activity. So, when… Read More
Posted in Departments, Lightbulb

A Strategy for C-Suite Ownership

Iqbal Mian, Practice Greenhealth member engagement manager, brings his Lean Six Sigma and quality training to the forefront as the leader of the daylong strategic deployment event. No matter what… Read More
Posted in Engagement

Just Breathe

Anesthesia and the use of anesthetic agents are not new to the health care sector. However, their direct impact on the environment, patients and community health is quickly becoming a… Read More
Posted in Greening the OR

Every Last Drop

Hospitals are on the front lines of the water crisis. These facilities account for 7 percent of the commercial and institutional water use in the United States, using an average… Read More
Posted in Healthy Foods

‘Bee’ Green

Bees are New Jersey’s official state insect, so it’s no coincidence that The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood is literally a-buzz with the yellow-and-black insects. Valley was the first hospital in… Read More
Posted in Lightbulb

Ready, Set, Measure!

You can’t be sure how far you have come if you don’t know where you started. When deploying sustainability initiatives, understanding what you want to accomplish, where you currently are,… Read More ← Older posts
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