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  • Apr
    5
    2012

    Going, Going, Green! WIHI Welcomes Gary Cohen. Listen to the Broadcast

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    By: HHI Admin

    How green is your hospital? Green, as you know, has become shorthand for everything from recycling to the use of safer products to shrinking one's carbon footprint to preventing pollutants from spewing into the air. There are any number of urgent reasons for the health care sector to be examining its green practices...

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    http://www.ihi.org/offerings/VirtualPrograms/WIHI/GoingGoingGreen/Pages/default.aspx

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  • Apr
    3
    2012

    Leading Hospitals Challenge Sector to Improve Health, Reduce Costs. Watch the Press Conference

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    By: HHI Admin

    RESTON, VA—Few sectors of the economy consume as many resources – electricity, water, cleaning products, chemicals and food – as health care. As research linking environmental impact with chronic disease continues to emerge, it poses a unique question to hospitals. If their mission is to heal and promote health, shouldn’t reducing their environmental impact be part of their work?

    Healthier Hospitals Initiative Press Briefing, April 3, 2012 Video of Healthier Hospitals Initiative Press Briefing, April 3, 2012

    Yes, say more than 500 leading...

  • Apr
    2
    2012

    Creating a Culture of Sustainability

    By: HHI Admin

    Sustainability seeks to balance and simultaneously optimize environmental, social and financial concerns. Sustainability in healthcare represents a particularly challenging undertaking as it necessarily encompasses the wide variety of facilities, operations and activities in a typical healthcare organization. This exploratory study examines the organizational approaches of eight healthcare systems with relatively successful sustainability initiatives.

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    http://www.noharm.org/us_canada/reports/2012/apr/rep2012-04-01.php

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  • Mar
    30
    2012

    AORN attendees are seeing green

    By: HHI Admin

    AORN's 59th Congress officially concludes today. But it's the hope of many involved that an eco-friendly message will be carried home by attendees.

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    http://www.dotmed.com/news/story/18434/

     

  • Mar
    26
    2012

    Healthier Hospitals Initiative Challenges Hospitals to Adopt Sustainability Measures for Better Health, Cost Savings

    By: HHI Admin

    What:
    Ten leading health systems are joining together on April 3 to challenge the health care industry to take healing and caring beyond hospital walls, through the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI).  HHI is aimed at dramatically improving the health care sector’s environmental footprint while saving billions in costs and improving the health and safety of patients, staff and the communities across the country.

    During the media briefing, HHI leadership will announce six new Challenges and launch a new national effort to speed adoption of key sustainable operations and...

  • Oct
    11
    2011

    Healthier Hospitals Initiative Supports Groundbreaking New Environmental Questions for Health Care

    By: HHI Admin

    (Herndon, VA)   The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) is pleased to learn of the Standardized Environmental Questions for Medical Products, a collaborative of Practice Greenhealth and five major Group Purchases Organizations (GPO) representing over $135 billion in annual purchasing volume, which sets forth standard questions on chemical makeup and sustainability of products offered to the health care sector.  The questions will help hospitals find alternative products to help reduce their environmental footprint and find safer alternatives to hazardous chemicals.

    “This...

  • May
    10
    2011

    Inova Health System Joins Major Health Systems in the Healthier Hospital Initiative

    By: HHI Admin

    (Fairfax, VA)   Inova Health System announced today that it has joined six other major hospital systems in the Healthier Hospital Initiative (HHI), a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to help speed the health care sector toward environmental sustainability.  Inova Health System joins the six hospital systems—Advocate Health Care, Catholic Healthcare West, Hospital Corporation of America, Kaiser Permanente, MedStar Health,  and Partners Healthcare—along with Practice Greenhealth, Health Care Without Harm and the Center for Health Design, that formed the Healthier...

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