Press Releases

Search for the latest press releases and subscribe to an RSS feed of HH press releases.

For additional information or to schedule interviews, please contact Sherry MacDonald at 703.870.7494.

Press Releases RSS Feed

  • Jun
    9
    2015

    Ohio Hospitals’ Energy Conservation Efforts Ensure Patient Health, Cut Costs

    By: HHI Admin

    FOR RELEASE: June 9, 2015; 9:00AM ET

    Contacts: Benn Grover, Health Care Without Harm

    Phone: 888-461-0112

    Email: bgrover@hcwh.org

    John Palmer, OHA

    Phone: 614-221-7614

    Email: john.palmer@ohiohospitals.org

    Ohio Hospitals’ Energy Conservation Efforts Ensure Patient Health, Cut Costs

    New Report Showcases Clean Energy Commitments from Four Leading Health Organizations

    [Columbus, Ohio] Four Ohio health...

  • May
    11
    2015

    Healthier Hospitals Initiative's 2014 Milestone Report Caps Three Years of Sustainability Achievement Among Hospitals Nationwide

    By: Christina Quint

    Program tracked tremendous progress across the health care sector to cut energy and waste, increase local and sustainable food and reduce toxins

    (Reston, Va.)—The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) released today its 2014 Milestone Report, announcing the collective impact of nearly 1,000 hospitals across the country that reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved the health of patients and staff.

    Launched in April 2012, HHI was designed as a three-year national campaign to promote a more sustainable business model for health care, while reducing the...

  • Jan
    26
    2015

    Practice Greenhealth Welcomes New Members

    By: HHI Admin

    January 26, 2015 (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth is pleased to welcome its newest members, who join a community of more than 1,300 leading health care organizations and suppliers to the sector who act as change agents and healing forces in their communities on behalf of patients, staff, and the environment at large.

    Practice Greenhealth is a nonprofit membership organization, offering its members a full range of tools, resources, forums, technical assistance, and networking opportunities to engage the health care sector in creating safe and healthy environments.  Founded...

  • Dec
    15
    2014

    Health Care Without Harm Calls for Climate Action at Launch of HHS Health Care Resilience Initiative

    By: HHI Admin

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 15, 2014; 1:00 p.m. EDT

    Contact: Benn Grover, Health Care Without Harm

    (888) 461-0112

    bgrover@hcwh.org

    Health Care Without Harm Calls for Climate Action at Launch of HHS Health Care Resilience Initiative

    Joins Health Care Leaders at White House Event to Commit to

    Building a Climate Resilient Health System

    [Washington, DC] – At a senior-level White House event today, Health Care Without Harm and health executives from across the...

  • Oct
    28
    2014

    Practice Greenhealth Receives Top ASAE Honors for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: HHI Admin

    The health care sector leads their communities to healthier future

    October 28, 2014 (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth has earned a 2014 ASAE Power of A Gold Award for its Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), a national campaign to implement a new approach to improving environmental health and sustainability in the health care sector.

    The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) honored Practice Greenhealth for enriching lives through its collaborative efforts to create guide for hospitals to reduce energy and waste, choose safer...

  • Oct
    27
    2014

    Carrie Abernathy Named Chair of Green Meetings Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation

    By: HHI Admin

    Continues to advance the importance of sustainable meetings

    October 27, 2014 (Reston, Virginia) – Practice Greenhealth is pleased to announce that Carrie Meadows Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, Director of Education, Training & Events, was named Chair of the Green Meeting Industry Council Sustainable Meetings Foundation (GMIF) along with its 2014-2015 Board of Trustees for the fiscal year ending May 2015. The GMIF and its parent organization, the Green Meeting Industry Council ("GMIC”) are the leading resource for meeting professionals who seek to better understand and...

  • Sep
    18
    2014

    White House Report on Antibiotic Resistance Disappoints

    By: Christina Quint

    Health Care Without Harm

    September 18, 2014

    No Recommendation that FDA Act Immediately to Collect Critical Data on Antibiotics Overused in Livestock, Or To Curb Overuse

    [A joint release with Healthy Food Action]

    Washington, DC – Top advisors to the White House released a long-anticipated report on how the nation should respond to the current crisis in bacterial infections that resist treatment with antibiotics. The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) warned that antibiotic resistance already costs the U...

  • Sep
    15
    2014

    Health Care Sector Moves Away from Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture

    By: Christina Quint

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 10, 2014, 12pm EST

    Contact: Benn Grover, Health Care Without Harm

                                    (888)-461-0112

                                    bgrover@hcwh.org

    Health Care Sector Moves Away from Flame Retardants in Upholstered Furniture

    Major U.S. health systems commit to purchasing furniture without toxic flame retardants; building sector-wide momentum to eliminate unnecessary health threat

    Chicago, IL – Advocate Health Care,...

  • Aug
    6
    2014

    Healthier Hospitals Initiative's 2013 Milestone Report Shows Sustainability Trends Catching on Among U.S. Hospitals

    By: HHI Admin

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 6, 2014

     

    Contact: Rose King, 503.863.1363, rose@brinkcomm.com

    Local and sustainable food procurement on the rise, along with healthy beverages, PVC/DEHP-free products and single-use medical device reprocessing 

    (Reston, Va.)—Today, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) released its 2013 Milestone Report, which shows that more leading hospitals are adopting innovative sustainability practices to reduce their environmental footprint, lower costs and improve the health of patients and staff.

    Launched in April...

  • Jul
    24
    2014

    Michigan Health & Hospital Association sets goal to enroll Michigan Hospitals in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: HHI Admin

    For Immediate Release: July 24, 2014

    Contact:         Sherry MacDonald                                        

                            (703) 870-7494                                              

                            smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org         

    Michigan Health & Hospital Association sets goal to enroll Michigan Hospitals in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    Reaches milestone of 50 hospitals enrolled in the state.

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the...

Pages