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  • Oct
    8
    2015

    2015 Sustainable Operations Survey

    By: HHI Admin

    Beth Burmahl, Suzanna Hoppszallern, Jamie Morgan
    October 7, 2015
    Health Facilities Management

    When it comes to environmental sustainability, hospitals across the United States are making considerable strides in lopping off what industry experts call the low-hanging fruit — the less costly and labor-intensive measures that often show significant energy and cash savings.   But reaching the fruit nestled higher up in the tree — purchasing bigger-ticket items, securing adequate staffing and developing comprehensive sustainability programs that address the issue from every...
  • Oct
    7
    2015

    2015 Sustainable Operations Survey

    By: HHI Admin

    Beth Burmahl, Suzanna Hoppszallern Senior Editor, Jamie Morgan
    October 7, 2015
    Health Facilities Management

    When it comes to environmental sustainability, hospitals across the United States are making considerable strides in lopping off what industry experts call the low-hanging fruit — the less costly and labor-intensive measures that often show significant energy and cash savings.

    But reaching the fruit nestled higher up in the tree — purchasing bigger-ticket items, securing adequate staffing and developing comprehensive sustainability programs that address...

  • Oct
    2
    2015

    50 Of The Greenest Hospitals In America | 2015

    By: HHI Admin

    Shannon Barnet
    October 2, 2015
    Becker's Hospital Review

    No longer simply a place to heal sick people, many hospitals across the nation have taken on the responsibility of being a beacon of health in their respective communities by reducing their environmental footprint.This list features hospitals whose sustainability policies and practices (and in some cases, very construction) have demonstrated a commitment to environmental responsibility.

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  • Oct
    2
    2015

    50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America | 2015

    By: HHI Admin

    Shannon Barnet
    October 2, 2015
    Becker's Hospital Review

    No longer simply a place to heal sick people, many hospitals across the nation have taken on the responsibility of being a beacon of health in their respective communities by reducing their environmental footprint.This list features hospitals whose sustainability policies and practices (and in some cases, very construction) have demonstrated a commitment to environmental responsibility.   To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review team conducted research and analyzed sustainability information from sources...
  • Sep
    29
    2015

    MacArthur ‘genius’ Gary Cohen: Health industry’s epiphany creates science opportunity

    By: HHI Admin
    Lena H. Sun September 29, 2015 Washington Post   Health environmentalist Gary Cohen was at a reception for social entrepreneurs in the spring when someone from the MacArthur "genius" fellowships program sat down next to him. He remembered telling her how important it was to raise awareness about the impact of environment on health. He described his decades of work. She nodded politely.   Cohen kept her card in his office. "I prayed deeply that something might transpire from this," he said in an interview Tuesday from his home in Boston.   As it turned out, Cecilia Conrad was a plant. The...
  • Sep
    23
    2015

    Johnson & Johnson Commits to New Energy and Climate Goals

    By: HHI Admin

    Jed Richardson
    September 23, 2015
    Johnson and Johnson

    As a parent of four young children, I am inspired to leave the next generation a healthy environment in which to live and work. As the lead for the Global Energy Program at Johnson & Johnson, I am motivated and inspired each day by the potential global impact we can make given the size and expanse of our businesses. The great thing about working for Johnson & Johnson is that Our Credo provides us with a clear and compelling reminder that we must be good citizens in the global community. This includes...
  • Sep
    15
    2015

    For an environmentally friendly supply chain, what we buy matters

    By: HHI Admin

    Jeffrey Brown

    September 1, 2015

    Modern Healthcare

    Hospitals and other healthcare providers buy $200 billion worth of products and services every year from businesses that serve the healthcare sector. Much of that spending—about 70%—is bought through group purchasing organizations.   Most hospitals know that the selection of products they buy and use can have a tremendous impact on their sustainability performance. Products might contain or release hazardous chemicals or materials during production, use or disposal, and disposable products, and excess packaging creates...
  • Sep
    1
    2015

    Can you kill microbes without hurting healthcare workers?

    By: HHI Admin

    AHC Media 

    September 1, 2015

    In the fierce battle against healthcare-associated infections, healthcare workers have unwittingly become collateral damage, developing skin irritation, headaches, and even asthma from cleaners and disinfectants. To address those health hazards, infection preventionists and occupational health professionals have come together in an unprecedented collaboration.

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  • Aug
    30
    2015

    Gifford Medical Center Earns EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

    By: Christina Quint

    Gifford Medical Center

    August 13, 2015

    Gifford exteriorGifford Medical Center was notified this week that it has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification. The national certification signifies that the building meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA and performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.   Gifford’s Director of Facilities Doug Pfohl notes that while this EPA ranking does not include buildings outside of the main medical center campus in Randolph, energy...
  • Aug
    24
    2015

    Award-winning CHP System Serves Texas Medical Cente

    By: HHI Admin

    Kimberly Schwartz

    August 24, 2015

    ACHR News

    They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that phrase certainly applies to the Texas Medical Center (TMC) in Houston. All of the TMC institutions share a critical need for reliable cooling, and many of them are supported by the Thermal Energy Corp. (TECO).

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