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Research Shows OR Waste-Prevention Strategies Add Up

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurosurgery studied 58 neurosurgery procedures and found that each case wasted up to $968 in unused disposable surgical supplies, totaling… Read More
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CleanMed Europe 2016 Focuses on Food, Pharma

Two hundred fifty participants from 26 countries and five continents convened during CleanMed Europe 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark, Oct. 19–21, to discuss and plan strategies around sustainable health care, including… Read More
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HealthPartners Joins the Health Care Climate Council

Displaying continued commitment to the health of its patients, members, colleagues and communities, HealthPartners has signed on as the newest member of the U.S. Health Care Climate Council. Based in… Read More
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Boston-Area Partnership Leads to Largest-Ever Renewable Energy Project in U.S.

Boston Medical Center (BMC), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Post Office Square Redevelopment Corporation have formed an alliance to purchase electricity from a large new solar power installation, adding… Read More
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Will Vendors Meet the Call for Sustainable Meat and Poultry?

Nine major U.S. health systems, supported by a network of thousands of health care facilities across the United States, are calling on food producers and manufacturers to meet the growing… Read More
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2016 Sustainability Benchmark Report Brings Data to Life

A new design for Practice Greenhealth’s 2016 Environmental Excellence Awards Sustainability Benchmark Report makes it even easier for hospitals to gauge and benchmark their progress. Available only to Practice Greenhealth… Read More
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Practice Greenhealth Members Celebrate Earth Day 2016

Although Practice Greenhealth members work to make Earth Day every day, when the annual national celebration rolls around (April 22), many pull out all the stops. For some facilities, Earth… Read More
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Nation’s Top Leaders in Health Care Sustainability Announce New Purchasing Marketplace

Concerned about the use of products and services in health care that are potentially harmful to human health, local communities and the planet, the nation’s top leaders in health care… Read More

Geostellar Launches Nationwide Solar Program for Health Care System Facilities, Employees and Patients

Geostellar, the nation’s first and largest online solar marketplace, recently launched Solar.Clinic, a program for health care systems to go solar and offer solar energy to their employees, patients and… Read More

Practice Greenhealth and Feeding America Partner to Mobilize the Health Care Sector in Food Waste Reduction and Addressing Hunger

Practice Greenhealth and Feeding America announced a new collaboration to help Americans living at risk of hunger. The nation’s largest domestic hunger relief organization and leading health care sustainability membership… Read More
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