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  • Oct
    11
    2013

    HCWH – WHO: Mercury-Free Health Care Worldwide by 2020

    By: HHI Admin
    For Release: October 11, 2013   Contact: Josh Karliner  +1-415-666-2757 Josh@hcwh.org

    Kumamoto Japan--  As the world’s governments were signing a global treaty aimed at phasing out the use and emissions of mercury, Health Care Without Harm and the World HealthOrganization got straight to work and launched an initiative to achieve theMinamata Convention’s goal to end the manufacture, import and export of mercury-based medical devices by 2020.

    “Today marks the culmination of a fifteen-year Health Care Without Harm effort that began with a single hospital in Boston, evolved into a...

  • Sep
    13
    2013

    Vermont Hospitals Commit to a Healthier Future with the First Statewide Enrollment in the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: HHI Admin
    For Immediate Release: September 16, 2013   Contact: Sherry MacDonald (703) 870-7494 smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org   RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI), Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems (VAHHS) and Efficiency Vermont announced today that Vermont is the first state to commit to enrolling all of its hospitals in HHI, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to speed the health care sector toward environmental sustainability. Two Vermont hospitals, Fletcher Allen Health Care and Central Vermont Medical Center, are already HHI members...
  • Jul
    9
    2013

    The White House Formally Recognizes the Link Between Health Care and Climate Change with Its Champions of Change Awards

    By: HHI Admin

    For Release: July 9, 2013

    Contact: Christie Phillips
    Healthier Hospitals Initiative 
    (703) 309-0410

    Reston, VA—Following President Obama's announcement of his vision to reduce carbon pollution and lead the global effort to lessen the impacts of climate change, The White House has revealed its 2013 Public Health and Climate Change “Champions of Change.” These individuals are being recognized for their stellar contributions and leadership in health care environmental sustainability, raising awareness about the potential health consequences of climate change, and...

  • Apr
    24
    2013

    FIRST-EVER Healthier Hospitals Initiative's 2012 Milestone Report

    By: HHI Admin

    For Release: April 25, 2013, 9:00 a.m. EDT

    Contact: Sheri Singer, sheri.singer@verizon.net, 703-346-7111, @sherisinger                Robin Buckley, robin@buckleykaldenbach.com, 703-201-3524   In the first-ever Healthier Hospitals Initiative 2012 Milestone Report released today, 370 HHI-member hospitals indicate that they have reduced their environmental footprint, lowered costs and improved patient health by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business models. This is the first time hospitals have quantified sustainability efforts by collecting and reporting data to...
  • Apr
    8
    2013

    California Hospital Association Becomes Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: Sherry MacDonald

     

    For Immediate Release: April 8, 2013   Contact: Sherry MacDonald                (703) 870-7494                smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org   RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the California Hospital Association has signed on as a Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, a collaborative of leading health care institutions united to incorporate environmentally friendly practices into daily operations for improved health of patients, staff and community, reduced environmental impact by the sector, and considerable...
  • Dec
    8
    2012

    New Hampshire Hospital Association Signs on as Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: HHI Admin

    For Immediate Release: December 18, 2012

    Contact:         Sherry MacDonald

                            (703) 870-7494

                            smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org

    New Hampshire Hospital Association Signs on as Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    Formalizes leadership role in environmental health and sustainability.

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the New Hampshire Hospital Association has become a Supporting Organization of the Healthier...

  • Nov
    2
    2012

    Study Finds Hospital Environmental Sustainability Efforts Could Save Health Care Sector $15B over 10 Years

    By: HHI Admin

    For Immediate Release:  November 2, 2012

    Contact:    Lauren Smith
                     (202) 591-4065
                     Lauren@JPA.com

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Efforts by hospitals to develop “greener,” or more environmentally sustainable operations result in significant savings rather than incur additional costs, according to a study of nine hospitals/health systems that underwent such changes in their operations over the last five years.  A new Health Care Research Collaborative study, “Can Sustainable Hospitals Help Bend the Health Care Cost Curve?,”  sponsored by the...

  • Oct
    24
    2012

    Michigan Health & Hospital Association Becomes the First State Association Supporting Organization of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative

    By: Kevin Conway

    For Immediate Release: October 24, 2012

    Contact:         Sherry MacDonald
                            (703) 870-7494
                            smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org

    RESTON, VA— The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) announced today that the Michigan Health & Hospital Association is the first state hospital association to 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...

  • Jul
    25
    2012

    White House Highlights Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Role in Improving Health, Lowering Costs

    video
    By: Sherry MacDonald

    For Immediate Release: July 25, 2012

    Contact:       Sherry MacDonald
                         (703) 870-7494
                         smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org

    View recordings of White House event: Greening America's Hospitals Part 1 and Part 2

    RESTON, VA—The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) yesterday hosted the Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) for a discussion celebrating the health care industry’s innovative success in adopting more sustainable practices. The event, “Greening America’s Hospitals,” specifically highlighted...

  • Jul
    24
    2012

    White House Highlights Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s Success in Reducing Environmental Impact and Costs

    By: Sherry MacDonald

     

    For Immediate Release: July 24, 2012

    Contact:     Lauren Smith
                       (202) 591-4065
                       Lauren@jpa.com

    RESTON, VA—The White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) will today facilitate discussions among leaders in health care and policy to highlight the Healthier Hospitals Initiative’s (HHI) successful efforts to reduce the environmental footprint of hospitals, lower costs and improve patient health by incorporating sustainability initiatives into their business models.

    Over ten leaders of the health and...

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