Jan212014By: HHI Admin
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HealthTrust Becomes Supporting Organization of
the Healthier Hospitals Initiative
Helping promote green stewardship across the healthcare industry
BRENTWOOD, Tenn.—January 17, 2014—The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that HealthTrust, a Parallon affiliate, has become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading healthcare institutions united to help move the healthcare sector toward environmental...
Jan172014By: HHI AdminKatie Thomas January 17, 2014 New York Times SKILLMAN, N.J. — The only hint that something is different inside millions of bottles of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo arriving on store shelves early this year are two words: “Improved Formula.” The shampoo has the same amber hue, the same sudsy lather and — perhaps most important — the same familiar smell that, for generations of Americans, still conjures memories of childhood bath time. What’s different about the shampoo, and 100 other baby products sold by Johnson & Johnson, isn’t so much about what’s been added; it’s what’s missing. The...
Jan162014By: HHI Admin
Published January 16, 2014
Hospitals are full of creative, passionate people doing all kinds of work from all kinds of backgrounds. But their passion can get squashed in the health-care environment due to endless regulations, reporting, protocol, tasks, steps and limited time and dollars. And with the constant changes underfoot, it's inevitable that there will be a misstep or two (or slip or fall).
According to Eric Parmenter, vice president of employer solutions at Evolent Health, "With health-care reform, employees of hospitals and...
Jan112014By: HHI AdminSean Ruck Health Care Business News January 2014 (Below is an excerpt; please refer to link at bottom of page to access full PDF article.) Gone are the days when being eco-friendly or business-friendly were mutually exclusive. In fact, in the current world of health care, it’s often quite the opposite. Doing a little bit of homework and intelligently greening your health care offerings can have a positive impact on your bottom line. DOTmed Health Care Business News recently spoke with Practice Greenhealth’s executive director, Laura Wenger, to find out more about the association and...
Dec262013By: HHI Admin
Published December 26, 2013
Becker's Hospital Review
Here are five of the biggest stories from 2013 related to hospitals, health systems and sustainability initiatives.
In September, Becker's Hospital Review released "50 of the Greenest Hospitals in America." The list, one of the...
Dec182013By: Sherry MacDonald
For Immediate Release: December 18, 2013
Contact: Sherry MacDonald
RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the Florida Hospital Association has become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to help speed the health care sector toward environmental sustainability. HHI was launched by twelve hospital systems—Advocate Health Care, Bon Secours Health System, Catholic Health Initiatives, Dignity...
Dec132013By: HHI Admin
Rachel Belew, Paul Gates
Published March 2011
Healthcare Development Magazine
Primum non nocere. First, do no harm.
These three famous words from the Hippocratic Oath are among the most powerful tenets of modern medicine. They define not only the doctor’s responsibility to his or her patient—but also the role and responsibility of the environment in which the patient heals. A healing environment whose integrated design, construction, and fit-out are grounded in techniques to optimize human health will help nurture patients on the road to recovery.
Dec122013By: HHI AdminDear Portfolio Manager® User, As you know, we launched a revamped version of Portfolio Manager earlier this year with the goal of improving its value as a tool for tracking and managing energy and water consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, while also providing a more secure online environment. We realize, though, that some of the changes we made in the new tool have caused some significant challenges for you, and we are sorry for any inconvenience you may be experiencing. For many of you, Portfolio Manager is a crucial tool that you rely on to carry out your energy management...
Dec112013By: Sherry MacDonald
For Immediate Release: December 11, 2013
Contact: Sherry MacDonald
ORLANDO, Fla.— Donald Berwick—one of the world’s leading advocates for high-quality health care—declared environmental sustainability as one next crucial revolution in quality care during a presentation today at the 25th Annual IHI National Forum on Quality Improvement in Health Care in Orlando.
Dr. Berwick is the founder and former CEO of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), an organization he led for more than 20 years. He...
Dec32013By: HHI Admin
By Naomi Millán, Senior Editor
Published December 2013
Building Operating Management...