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New Buying Tool: Hospitals Can Save Money and the Planet

Hospitals spend 17 percent of their budgets on medical supplies. Hospitals also have an enormous energy footprint, are major water users and when it’s time to dispose of used supplies,… Read More

How About These Apples?

Environmental Nutrition redefines healthy food beyond simple diet.  Twenty years ago, in a side room of the national Food and Nutrition Conference, a group of dietitians sat down to ask… Read More

Holistic Approach

WHR brings sustainability to Stamford Hospital. With their sheer size and nature of the work they do, hospitals are often imposing, anonymous structures that stand apart from the community. When… Read More
Posted in Design/Build, Features

Sustainable Resources

Health Care Products and Services to Green Your Facility Sponsors of Greening the OR® Beacon Converters, Inc. Becton Dickinson Cardinal Health HDR Architecture, Inc. Healthcare Corporation of America (HCA) Hospira… Read More
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Getting It Right

Boston Scientific makes wise choices when it comes to greening the supply chain. By using a simple and robust sustainability platform, educating users, and engaging strategic suppliers, we are on… Read More
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Going Green Saves Green

Sustainability boosts your bottom line. There has been a misperception for years that “greening” the supply chain in a health care setting will cost a hospital more, and simply attempting… Read More

Better Beverages

Vanguard Health delivers healthy options to its patients, staff, and community. Although New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s attempt to ban super-sized sugary soda drinks fizzled this past March, the mayor… Read More

Tap into Conservation

Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia, Washington, shares lessons on its efforts to cut water consumption in half. Many hospitals have addressed energy usage in their conservation efforts, but one… Read More
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Bright Ideas

Practice Greenhealth member NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital’s energy-efficiency program is a shining example in the health care community. As an organization, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital strives to be a leader in all initiatives that… Read More
Posted in Conserve, Features

Bon Secours Health System

Karen Schwartz, vice president of facilities and support services at Bon Secours, discusses sustainability. Greenhealth: Why is sustainability important to you? Karen Schwartz: The mission of Bon Secours Health System… Read More ← Older posts