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The Art of Medicine

A demonstration of Tibetan sand art was the impetus behind an art project at UW Health in Madison, Wisconsin, that takes colorful medicine vial caps that otherwise would be thrown… Read More
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Let’s Go Ride a Bike

University Hospitals Health System (UH), based in northeastern Ohio, has a long history of working with its local community to address social determinants of health, including physical activity. So, when… Read More
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‘Bee’ Green

Bees are New Jersey’s official state insect, so it’s no coincidence that The Valley Hospital in Ridgewood is literally a-buzz with the yellow-and-black insects. Valley was the first hospital in… Read More
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Sew Successful

Students in Dieruff High School’s sewing club partnered with the Lehigh Valley Health Network to repurpose blue surgical wrap as resources for the community’s homeless population. Not every project that… Read More

Warm Feet, Warm Hearts

Mary Beth Brown, a PACU team member at Virginia Mason, collects yellow socks for donation (Courtesy of Ingrid Ougland, Communications Department). Where one person might just see yellow hospital socks,… Read More

A Shining Beacon

Mercy Hospital Joplin has installed 100 solar panels in the shape of a cross to help raise awareness of solar energy. Mercy Hospital Joplin already means a lot to this… Read More

A Roof Renewal

Colorful flowering plants adorn the living roof atop the newly constructed Freemont Tower at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin. St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin, takes the idea of… Read More
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We Cheer You, Buckeye!

Kelly Jones has been a sorter at Buckeye Industries Cleveland West for the past two years.   Gowns, empty saline bottles, cardboard boxes, bowls, trays and clear and mixed films.… Read More
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Pretty Smooth(ie)

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s sustainability team NYPgreen ( and registered dietitians ( have put together a recipe—literally—for a delicious, healthy way to increase blood donations, save lives and promote environmental stewardship. Using… Read More
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Photo: “Arr Be Sea” was created by Blodgett Hospital’s surgery department to represent a sailboat, while the Transport Campground was made by patient transport, using blue wrap, paper, plastic and… Read More
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