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Power in Numbers

When it comes to operating in a healthy manner, perhaps no industry is under more pressure than health care, whose main mission—to promote health—extends well beyond the examination room. “There’s… Read More
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Sustainability Beyond Hospital Walls

In 1856, five Sisters of Providence arrived in the rugged Washington Territory to help the region’s pioneers meet basic needs. Today, Dora Barilla, DrPH, marvels that she continues their work… Read More
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Buyer Aware

In health care, costs and sustainability are intertwined. Even as hospitals strive to lighten their budgets and their environmental footprints, on average, they spend 17 percent of their budgets on… Read More
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As a major center of biomedical research, advanced medicine and academia, some might be concerned to learn Boston is also the fourth-most vulnerable city in the United States in terms… Read More
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The Magic of Metrics

Instituting Healthier Hospitals greening programs across a large network of health care facilities is laudable in its own right. Ensuring their long-term success and expansion is another matter entirely. If… Read More

Sustainability and Fiscal Sensibility

In supply chain management, it often all comes down to the financial bottom line. So how does a health system balance environmental responsibility with the challenges of ensuring ready and… Read More

Presenting the Top Environmental Excellence Award Winners

Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn, Illinois 659 staffed beds and 44 ORs Advocate Christ Medical Center’s new East Tower was designed using an integrated lean project delivery process and… Read More

Texas Does it Big

Across the state, major health systems are making big moves—modeling how sustainability not only saves money, but is also the right thing to do. THE LONE Star State is known… Read More

Onward and Upward

THIS YEAR, Practice Greenhealth again recognizes member hospitals that have worked diligently to drive innovation and establish a range of environmental programs that are making them more sustainable providers of… Read More

Going Lean

IF YOU ASKED anyone just five years ago to define sustainability, their explanations would point more to practices that protect the earth and anything “green” rather than the more comprehensive… Read More ← Older posts
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