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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
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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
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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

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

A Community Impression

Just a little more than four years ago, hospital staff members in various departments throughout Beaumont Health System in Royal Oak, Michigan—which at the time included Royal Oak, Troy and… Read More
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Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

The longstanding hospital focuses on educating its patients, staff and community on sustainability. Since the early 20th century, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC has focused on providing well-rounded health care to… Read More
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‘Care of the Earth’

Catholic health system Ascension Health has made sustainability one of its tenets. About 15 years ago, the Daughters of Charity and the Congregation of St. Joseph combined their health systems… Read More
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Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

The beauty of the Pacific Northwest inspires a passion for sustainability When you’re in the Pacific Northwest, sustainability comes naturally. “We live in a very beautiful area surrounded by mountains,… Read More
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Bio Re-grade

Big changes are being made in the small town of Peterborough, New Hampshire. "We’ve worked hard to reduce our regulated medical waste," says director of environmental services Elizabeth Fazio of… Read More
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Gundersen Health System

Capturing the wind’s energy to create clean electricity is one way the health system is moving toward its energy independence goal. Gundersen Health System is harnessing energy from the wind… Read More
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