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Lessons in Excellence

2016 Greening the OR Circle of Excellence Winners Cleveland Clinic Harborview Medical Center Johns Hopkins Hospital Marymount Hospital Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Regions Hospital University of Maryland Medical Center… Read More

New Buying Tool: Hospitals Can Save Money and the Planet

Hospitals spend 17 percent of their budgets on medical supplies. Hospitals also have an enormous energy footprint, are major water users and when it’s time to dispose of used supplies,… Read More

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

Sew Successful

Students in Dieruff High School’s sewing club partnered with the Lehigh Valley Health Network to repurpose blue surgical wrap as resources for the community’s homeless population. Not every project that… Read More

Warm Feet, Warm Hearts

Mary Beth Brown, a PACU team member at Virginia Mason, collects yellow socks for donation (Courtesy of Ingrid Ougland, Communications Department). Where one person might just see yellow hospital socks,… Read More

Goodbye to Meat with Antibiotics

Esmerada, a patient food server at Pomerado Hospital, prepares to serve organic salad and chicken raised without antibiotics (Courtesy of Barbara Hamilton). What do McDonald’s, Panera Bread, Subway, Chick-fil-A and… Read More

Setting Health Care EPP Pr ior ities

ENVIRONMENTALLY PREFERABLE purchasing (EPP) is not only about the end products that arrive in your facility. Being a sustainable buyer means considering the product impacts in the entire supply chain… Read More

Firmly Centered in the Circle of Excellence

Cleveland Clinic staff members train in an energy reduction program that is changing the way operating rooms function at every level (Courtesy of Cleveland Clinic).   WHAT STARTED as an… Read More

What’s New?

IT’S BEEN said that there’s nothing new under the sun. But that’s certainly not the case when it comes to Practice Greenhealth. So what’s new? A lot! We’re continually working… Read More

Want to Bring Sustainability Programming to the Next Level?

WHILE MANY Practice Greenhealth members have realized success in achieving environmental stewardship activities that are considered “low-hanging fruit,” the next level of engagement is the challenge for many. Energy conservation,… Read More ← Older posts Newer posts →
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