Jan152015By: HHI AdminBrenna Davis January 15, 2015 CSR Wire Hospital food doesn’t have the best reputation for freshness, taste and sustainability. Virginia Mason is changing all of that. We announced recently that we are the first hospital in the United States to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for our commitment to serving seafood grown and harvested by certified, environmentally sustainable methods. In addition to MSC seafood, we also serve locally grown organic produce, local grass-fed beef, antibiotic-free chicken, cage-free eggs and rBGH-free dairy products. We bring fresh produce...
Jan142015By: HHI AdminMolly Rosbach Yakima Herald January 14, 2015 New guidelines for patient meals, different options in the hospital’s popular cafeteria, and everywhere, a small green logo labeling which choices are the healthy ones. “Healthy choices, healthy Yakima,” it reads. “We really need to provide employees, the community, patients’ families, people that visit the hospital, the opportunity to really have access to healthier options, to make the healthy option the easy option, and really to provide them the support they need to make those changes in their life,” said Bertha Lopez, community education...
Jan92015By: HHI AdminAndrea Learned January 9, 2015 CSR Wire “Our job is to “first do no harm,’ so addressing climate change as part of keeping people healthy and safe could be interpreted as being in the Hippocratic Oath” That was one of the first points Brenna Davis, Virginia Mason Health System’s Director of Sustainability made clear when we spoke recently. So, it should be no surprise that her rigorous, data driven approach is leading an empathy-focused business, if not the entire healthcare industry, to major change. Continue reading
Jan82015By: HHI Admin
January 08, 2015
Sean Ruck , Editor-In-Chief
This first appeared in the January 2015 issue of DOTmed HealthCare Business News
Janet Howard is the director of facility engagement at Practice Greenhealth, a non-profit with the mission to improve the health of health care, both by creating a healthier environment for patients and professionals and by creating an overall healthier planet through educational efforts and best practices. HCBN spoke with Howard to get some more information on what the organization’s educating hospitals about in regard to food.
Jan72015By: HHI Admin
January 7, 2015
Health Facilities Management
Jan62015By: HHI AdminNew #climatehealth initiative supports strong clean air and climate standards Today, the American Lung Association in California launched the “Doctors for Climate Health” campaign to highlight the medical and health community’s call for continued action to fight air pollution and climate change. “Climate change is one of the greatest public health threats of our time and California’s ground-breaking climate protection law (known as AB 32) is among the most significant laws we have to clean the air and improve health. Physicians are on the front lines taking care of patients...
Jan52015By: HHI Admin
For immediate release
January 5, 2015
Gundersen installs medication disposal containers for public drop off
Gundersen Health System is building upon its successful pharmaceutical waste collection program with separate medication disposal containers for public use.
Gundersen is providing three medication drop boxes for patient, visitor and employee use. The boxes are located in the following areas on Gundersen campuses during normal Pharmacy business hours:Gundersen La Crosse Clinic Pharmacy Gundersen East Building...
Jan12015By: HHI AdminJeff McMahon January 1, 2015 Forbes Americans “overwhelmingly” prefer solar and wind energy to coal, oil, and nuclear energy, according to a Harvard political scientist who has conducted a comprehensive survey of attitudes toward energy and climate for the last 12 years. Americans see natural gas as a bridge fuel that falls somewhere in between, offering some benefits over traditional fuels but more “harms” than solar and wind, said Harvard Government Professor Stephen Ansolabehere during a December appearance at the University of Chicago. “Americans want to move away from coal, oil...
Dec312014By: HHI AdminTravis Hoium December 31, 2014 Daily Finance Whether you realize it or not, solar energy is becoming a more and more important part of our energy future. In 2013, 29 percent of new electricity-generating capacity in the U.S. was solar energy, and so far in 2014, 36 percent of new capacity is solar.
Falling costs and improving technology will drive wider adoption, and 2015 could be a tipping point, bringing the solar industry to new parts of the country.
The Year Solar Caught On in the U.S.
2014 has been the start of consumers and utilities alike understanding...