Greening the OR

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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

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
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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

Firmly Centered in the Circle of Excellence

  WHAT STARTED as an initiative focused primarily on waste minimization has fundamentally shifted to a multi-disciplinary, multi-stakeholder program resulting in more efficient, healthier, data-driven strategies. All of the Greening… Read More

A Conversation With the Memorial Sloan Kettering Green Team

  They say practice makes perfect, and New York City’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center has long been in the practice of making sustainability a priority in its operating rooms.… Read More

High Success Through Low RMW Rates

More hospitals are turning to fluid management systems to reduce RMW rates. Here’s how to get started.  REGULATED MEDICAL WASTE is one area where continuous education, communication, assessment and tracking… Read More

And the Award Goes to …

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center is this year’s Greening the OR Award winner. The OR is a large contributor to a health care facility’s environmental footprint, but health systems nationwide are transforming… Read More

A Multipronged Strategy

NorthShore University HealthSystem’s green team updates key processes to tackle waste The operating room is an area of significant opportunity in waste reduction. Across its four hospitals, NorthShore University HealthSystem… Read More
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A Measure of Success

Greening the OR celebrates four years of environmental achievements! The University of Maryland Medical Center received the Greening the OR Award The Greening the OR® Initiative began four years ago… Read More
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H2O and the OR

Water savings in the operating room. While it comes as no surprise that the operating room consumes vast amounts of energy and supplies and generates a significant portion of a… Read More
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