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Furniture Companies Release Lists of Environmentally Preferable Products

Purchasing environmentally preferable furniture has just gotten a lot easier. Thirteen furniture manufacturers and three textile suppliers recently released lists of products that avoid the use of chemicals linked to… Read More

CleanMed 2015 App Wins Best in Show

The CleanMed 2015 mobile application has been recognized with a Best in Show 2015 award in the category of Mobile Applications for a Convention and Meeting by the Professional Convention… Read More

Healthier Hospitals Announces Final Updates

As Practice Greenhealth members are likely aware, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative was a powerful movement to join together over specific environmental improvement activities and gather the aggregate data. As the… Read More

Cohen Named 2015 MacArthur Fellow

Gary Cohen, founder and president of Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm (www.noharm.org), has been named one of the 2015 fellows of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur… Read More

Practice Greenhealth Releases 2015 Sustainability Benchmark Report

Practice Greenhealth has released its 2015 Environmental Excellence Awards Sustainability Benchmark Report, a detailed analysis of the achievements of the 2015 Environmental Excellence award winners. The report summarizes the sustainability… Read More
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New Technology Offers Automated Energy Management

Annually, hospitals and other health care facilities consume significant amounts of energy amounting to billions of dollars in energy costs and thousands of tons of carbon emissions. In fact, an… Read More
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EPA Seeks Health System Input on ENERGY STAR Specification for Medical Imaging Equipment

In response to ongoing demand from hospitals and purchasers of large medical equipment, the Environmental Protection Agency is beginning development of an ENERGY STAR specification for medical imaging equipment. Large… Read More
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Compass Group North America Joins Practice Greenhealth

The nation’s leading food service management and support services company—Compass Group North America—has made a commitment to support the health care sector with sustainable food and nutrition services. Five of… Read More
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Practice Greenhealth Members Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day 2015’s theme was “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” and Practice Greenhealth member hospitals did just that on April 22 and the days surrounding Earth Day, modeling sustainable practices… Read More
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Gundersen CEO Recognized as “Visionary Leader”

  During the 12th annual CleanMed, Jeffrey Thompson, M.D., CEO of Gundersen Health System, was honored with the first Visionary Leader Award for helping Gundersen achieve energy independence and become… Read More
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