In Focus

← Older posts

A Real Awakening

You can hear the passion in his voice when Richard Beam talks about environmental stewardship. He speaks excitedly of encouraging senior leadership, mobilizing caregivers and supporting volunteerism in the community.… Read More
Posted in Facility, In Focus

Making Their Money Work for Them

Dignity Health is a huge organization. It is one of the largest health care systems in the nation, with more than 9,000 physicians, 62,000 employees and 400 care centers spread… Read More

What Goes Around

Many hospitals struggle with the decision to implement energy efficiency upgrades. Tight budgets make financing capital-intensive projects problematic, and finding sources of funding for urgently needed energy investing is not… Read More

Idle No More

It’s a common scenario seen thousands of times each day: An ambulance delivers a patient to a hospital emergency room, and once the patient is moved inside, the ambulance parks… Read More

Eating Away at Waste

It’s a problem all hospitals face: What do we do with all of the food waste generated from serving hundreds, or even thousands, of patients, staff and visitors every day?… Read More
Posted in Facility, In Focus

On the Move

A Northern Virginia health system has found that good environmental stewardship and an efficient operation go hand-in-hand when it comes to internal transportation, otherwise known as intracompany logistics. Inova Health… Read More
Posted in Sustainability

A Global Commitment

Back in 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, along with electronics manufacturers, sought a definition of “green electronics” so manufacturers could begin producing and selling electronics that didn’t have such… Read More

Birth of the Green Team

At a quarterly meeting, an associate at Littleton Adventist Hospital suggested that the hospital implement a sustainability program. Recognizing how well caring for the environment aligns with their mission, the… Read More

Savvy Stewards

Ascension uses Practice Greenhealth’s award application for goal setting and conservation in its sustainability program. ASCENSION, THE largest nonprofit health system in the United States, began tracking energy usage at… Read More

Got Water?

THE CALIFORNIA drought was stretching into its fifth year and water reservoir levels were dropping to unprecedented lows. Like the rest of the state, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in… Read More ← Older posts