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Riding High

Ben Atkinson, a nutrition manager and dietitian at Harborview Medical Center, estimates that about 200 employees bike to work almost every day — and that number is growing. He’s the… Read More
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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

Not every project that makes a positive impact on communities and individuals takes long to get up and running. A prime example of a quick launch with great results can… Read More

Warm Feet, Warm Hearts

Where one person might just see yellow hospital socks, Virginia Mason Seattle Hospital & Medical Center saw an opportunity. Led by Ruth Murata-Hultgren, RN, and her fellow Post-Anesthesia Care Unit… Read More

A Shining Beacon

Mercy Hospital Joplin already means a lot to this community in Missouri, where a devastating tornado struck in 2011. The hospital opened in March and replaced St. John’s Regional Medical… Read More

A Roof Renewal

St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, Wisconsin, takes the idea of going green literally. The hospital recently installed its third “living roof” as part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability. Planted… Read More
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We Cheer You, Buckeye!

  Gowns, empty saline bottles, cardboard boxes, bowls, trays and clear and mixed films. All of this presurgical waste can be recycled, but it requires labor to sort and bale… 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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