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What Goes Around

Many hospitals struggle with the decision to implement energy efficiency upgrades. Tight budgets make financing capital-intensive projects problematic, and finding sources of funding for urgently needed energy investing is not… Read More

Idle No More

It’s a common scenario seen thousands of times each day: An ambulance delivers a patient to a hospital emergency room, and once the patient is moved inside, the ambulance parks… Read More

Eating Away at Waste

Biodigesters conveniently located in New Rochelle Hospital’s kitchens allow the facility to repurpose food waste into gray water. It’s a problem all hospitals face: What do we do with all… Read More
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On the Move

Changes to Inova Health System’s transportation network were part of a larger effort called “OneInova.” A Northern Virginia health system has found that good environmental stewardship and an efficient operation… Read More
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Birth of the Green Team

The main lobby of Littleton Adventist Hospital overlooking the cafeteria seating area, with the Rocky Mountains as a majestic backdrop. At a quarterly meeting, an associate at Littleton Adventist Hospital… Read More

A Global Commitment

Back in 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with electronics manufacturers, sought a definition of “green electronics” so manufacturers could begin producing and selling electronics that didn’t have such… Read More

Savvy Stewards

Ascension uses Practice Greenhealth’s award application for goal setting and conservation in its sustainability program. Courtesy of Ascension ASCENSION, THE largest nonprofit health system in the United States, began tracking… Read More

Got Water?

The installation of the reclaimed water pipe consisted of street trenching and laying pipe to connect PSJMC to Burbank’s city-provided reclaimed water meters. Reclaimed water on the property is used… Read More

Evolving Sharps Management

Ann Marie Pettis (right), director of infection control at the University of Rochester Medical Center, discusses reusable sharps containers with Angel Santiago, environmental services manager. ANN MARIE Pettis, director of… Read More

Sustainability and the Patient Experience

As the HEALTH care landscape continues to change and patient satisfaction as a metric becomes more critical than ever, many hospitals are evaluating what does—or doesn’t—make an impact in improving… Read More ← Older posts
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