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  • Apr
    13
    2014

    7 secrets for healthful hospital food, from asparagus to tomatoes

    By: HHI Admin
    By Janet Howard Published April 08, 2014 GreenBiz.com   Hillary Bisnett grew up on a farm in Dowagiac, Mich., that grew asparagus, raspberries, strawberries and 16 varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Her father tried practices to reduce his family's pesticide exposure and protect the water and soil. He believed the unique flavor, especially of tomatoes and strawberries, was a result in part of his nearly organic farming practices. Now, as the healthy food program director for theEcology Center in Ann Arbor, she is spearheading a regional approach that connects Michigan farmers to hospitals in...
  • Apr
    13
    2014

    Hospitals revamping their menus

    By: Christina Quint

    Paul Sisson

    U-T San Diego

    April 8, 2014

    From organic lettuce to hormone-free milk, healthier food just costs more. But meal managers at local hospitals said they’re finding ways to improve the quality of their menus without plowing their budgets under.

    Across the county, hospitals are...

  • Apr
    6
    2014

    The Purpose of Healthcare

    By: HHI Admin
    Gary Cohen April 2, 2014 Skoll World Forum  

    Access to healthcare has become one of the defining issues of our time. While in many countries the fundamental challenge is how to provide basic healthcare services and deliver essential vaccinations, in the United States healthcare has become a political football where Congressional leaders fight about who should get health insurance and who should pay for it. What's missing from these discussions is a more fundamental question: what is...

  • Apr
    3
    2014

    UCLA Hospitals Serve Up Antibiotic-Free Beef And Chicken

    By: HHI Admin

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  • Mar
    31
    2014

    Hospitals take steps to set healthy examples for patients

    By: HHI Admin

    Deborah Kotz

    Boston Globe

    March 31, 2014

    Healthy patient meals at Spaulding Rehab Hospital include salads in the cafe.

    In an effort to practice what they preach, Boston-area hospitals have begun to adopt widespread changes to encourage healthier eating among patients, visitors, and staff and to make their own facilities less damaging to the environment. Sugary sodas, candy bars, harsh cleaning agents, and disposable surgical tools are being phased out in favor of more local produce, fruit-infused water stations, solar panels, and reusable instruments.

    ...

  • Mar
    31
    2014

    6 Challenges of Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: HHI Admin
    Staff writer March 31, 2014 Boston Globe Green guidelines Hospitals that join the Healthier Hospitals Initiative agree to take on at least three of these six challenges: Healthier foods Those who prepare hospital food for patients, visitors, and staff will decrease their purchase of beef, pork, poultry, and deli meats by 20 percent. Hospital staff will increase the availability of healthy beverages — water, diet drinks, fruit juice — so they comprise 80 percent of beverage purchases within three years. They will also increase the purchase of local and sustainable food each year by 20 percent...
  • Mar
    26
    2014

    Hospital Corporation of America Named One of Ethisphere Institute’s World’s Most Ethical Companies for Fifth Consecutive Year

    By: HHI Admin
    Mar 20, 2014 BUSINESS WIRE   Hospital Corporation of America HCA, a leading healthcare provider with 164 hospitals and 115 ambulatory surgery centers in 20 states and London, England, has been named one of the Ethisphere Institute’s 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies.   This is the fifth consecutive year HCA has achieved this recognition from Ethisphere, an independent center of research, best practices and thought leadership that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and governance. There are 144 organizations on Ethisphere’s 2014 World’s Most Ethical Companies. HCA is one of only...
  • Mar
    21
    2014

    A Threat to Male Fertility

    By: HHI Admin

    Deborah Blum

    March 21, 2014

    New York Times Blog

    To study the impact of everyday chemicals on fertility, federal researchers recently spent four years tracking 501 couples as they tried to have children. One of the findings stood out: while both men and women were exposed to known toxic chemicals, men seemed much more likely to suffer fertility problems as a result.

    ...
  • Mar
    14
    2014

    California Regulators Want Safer Chemical Alternatives

    By: HHI Admin

    The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) wants manufacturers to find alternatives to three chemicalscontained in consumer product. The regulatory follows DTSC’s Safer Consumer Products regulations, which took effect Oct.1, 2013.

    ...
  • Mar
    12
    2014

    Harnessing the Power of Sustainability

    By: HHI Admin
    Lola Butcher TrusteeMag.com

     

    Hospitals are taking advantage of low-cost high-impact ways to reduce energy expenses.

    When Rey Tuazon analyzes electricity and gas bills for Adventist Midwest Health, a four-hospital system serving the western suburbs of Chicago, he is just as valuable to the organization as is a busy...

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