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Keeping Score of Sustainability

Kaiser Permanente has launched a significant sustainable purchasing initiative with the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by the year 2020. A culture of sustainability in both… Read More

A Strategy for C-Suite Ownership

No matter what industry you’re in, we know this to be true: “It all starts with leadership.” All too often, Practice Greenhealth hospitals have the passion. They have departmental successes.… Read More
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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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Every Last Drop

Hospitals are on the front lines of the water crisis. These facilities account for 7 percent of the commercial and institutional water use in the United States, using an average… 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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New Buying Tool: Hospitals Can Save Money and the Planet

Hospitals spend 17 percent of their budgets on medical supplies. Hospitals also have an enormous energy footprint, are major water users and when it’s time to dispose of used supplies,… Read More

Ready, Set, Measure!

You can’t be sure how far you have come if you don’t know where you started. When deploying sustainability initiatives, understanding what you want to accomplish, where you currently are,… Read More

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

Practice Greenhealth, Engage

One of the benefits of Practice Greenhealth membership is a dedicated liaison for direction, technical assistance, identifying key resources and educational offerings. Each Member Engagement team staffer is responsible for… Read More

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 ← Older posts Newer posts →