Sustainability

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

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
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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

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

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