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Farmworker Health and Safety

As the health care sector steps forward in support of healthy and sustainable food systems, two critical considerations are the health and safety of the workers producing our foods. Between… Read More

Wellness and Sustainability

Health care needs to look at the “cause of the cause” when creating more sustainable hospitals. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that approximately 75… Read More

Positive Space

Carolyn BaRoss, principal of Perkins + Will, discusses the design of the new Johns Hopkins Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children’s Center and Sheikh Zayed Tower and how the facilities promote wellness for both patients and staff.

Healing Gardens

Take a walk through three health care landscapes that offer restorative properties for mind, body, soul—and the environment.


Sustainability Program Manager Francesca Olivier shares the company’s initiatives to help create a greener planet. Medline, a company that provided products and clinical solutions to the health care market, began… Read More
Posted in Business, In Focus, Wellness

What We Buy Matters for Good Health

Practice Greenhealth sets standardized questions for procuring more sustainable medical products for health care facilities. Companies Providing Sustainable Products Stryker Sustainable Solutions Reprocessing instruments HospiraPVC- and DEHP-free IV bags and… Read More

Sunny Disposition

Natural light and views can brighten the operating room and its staff. A growing trend in Europe—the idea of incorporating natural light into the operating room (OR)—is cycling back into… Read More

Practice Greenhealth’s New Energy Alliance

Practice Greenhealth has recently partnered with Innovative Software Technologies’ energy division, Znergy, Inc., to offer a new energy alliance to health care facilities.
Posted in Conserve, News, Topics

Changing Hospitals for the Greener

The System for Change Award recognizes health care systems that are working cohesively to set system goals, track and benchmark data, and share successes in environmental performance.

Winners’ Circle

This year Practice Greenhealth inducts four health care facilities into the Environmental Leadership Circle—the top Award in the Environmental Excellence Awards program.
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