Greening the Supply Chain

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Improved Cleaning

Reducing the risk of health care associated infections (HAI) through safer environmental cleaning programs. The health care physical environment has historically played a role in the transmission of disease-causing germs.… Read More

Keeping Cool

Sourcing compostable coolers for patient medication deliveries for Fairview Health Services. Fairview Health Services is a nonprofit health system based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that includes eight hospitals, more than 40… Read More

EPP as Easy as 1, 2, 3

Kaiser Permanente’s success in rethinking its environmentally preferable purchasing program. Achieving an Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) program is simpler than many people realize. From the start, it’s important to determine… Read More

Taking Ownership

A new look at the supply chain paradigm of cost, quality, and performance, now puts the environment into the equation. When architect Mies van der Rohe made the sublime statement,… Read More

Illuminating Sustainability

Energy efficient LED surgical lighting proves to be a win in the OR. Lighting consumes close to 35 percent of the electricity used in commercial buildings in the United States… Read More

Going Green Saves Green

Sustainability boosts your bottom line. There has been a misperception for years that “greening” the supply chain in a health care setting will cost a hospital more, and simply attempting… Read More

Green Transport

Help get your hospital’s greenhouse gas emissions in check. Health care is one of the largest industries in the U.S., accounting for almost one-fifth of the country’s gross domestic product.… Read More

Sustainable Supplies

Color your facility green with Practice Greenhealth’s 10-step guide to environmentally Preferable Purchasing. Step 1: Obtain Management Support While top management support might not be required to implement Environmentally Preferable… Read More

Case Study: Closed-Loop Shipping

Intermountain Healthcare (IMHC) is a nonprofit system of over 400 clinics, labs, and medical centers based in Salt Lake City, Utah, serving patients in Utah and southeastern Idaho. A fully… Read More

Sustainable Packaging

Johnson & Johnson The company has developed a Global Environmental Packaging Reference Guide and Packaging Protocol to assist the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies in efficient and effective packaging… Read More ← Older posts Newer posts →