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Evolving Sharps Management

ANN MARIE Pettis, director of infection prevention at the University of Rochester Medical Center, remembers using empty orange juice cartons with the tops removed and open mayonnaise jars to dispose… Read More

Sustainability and the Patient Experience

As the HEALTH care landscape continues to change and patient satisfaction as a metric becomes more critical than ever, many hospitals are evaluating what does—or doesn’t—make an impact in improving… 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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Sustainability is built right into the products of this global innovation company. WITH A COMPANY as large as 3M, sustainability isn’t limited to the health care sector, and it’s not… 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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Becton, Dickinson and Company

As the results show, BD is on target for sustainability. As a global medical technology company, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) sees sustainability as a key enabler to achieving its… 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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Susan Vickers Honored With Environmental Health Hero Award

As the vice president of corporate responsibility for Dignity Health, Sister Susan Vickers, RSM, is responsible for directing and overseeing systemwide corporate social responsibility and ecology programs. But her role… Read More
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This worldwide flooring-solutions leader is making great strides in sustainability.  Available in more than 100 countries, Tarkett is a world leader in providing sustainable flooring solutions, selling 14 million square… Read More
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B. Braun Medical Inc.

The medical device company leads the way for hospitals to go PVC and DEHP free   B. Braun Medical Inc. remains the only medical device supplier offering a full line… Read More
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