Got Inspired at CleanMed!
With over 800 attendees, CleanMed Denver was brimming with passion, creativity and success stories around healthier health care environments. From pre-conference events around Greening the Supply Chain, Greening the OR and a tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the conference transitioned into general sessions including Sustainability and Community Benefit reporting with Julie Trocchio of Catholic Health Association and Paul Lipke of Health Care Without Harm to Iqbal Mian sharing Affinity Health System’s new ISO program and Ascension Health sharing their system wide sustainability structure. The full exhibit hall demonstrated the critical role of the ever-changing marketplace. The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards featured 280 award winning facilities and organizations and shared an evening of laughter with a comedy routine by Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, Veterinarian and Comedian. Post conference events included a workshop on Lean Principles and the Second Annual Research Exchange on Advancing Patient, Worker and Environmental Safety and Sustainability. A keynote by Gundersen’s President and CEO Jeff Thompson, MD showed us what an engaged leader looks like. Recordings of the sessions will be posted next week on the Practice Greenhealth webinar archives! Check it out – and don’t miss listening to Dr. Thompson’s keynote for true inspiration and a demonstration of transformational leadership and a demonstrated commitment to patients, staff, the community and the planet in hand with cost savings – THAT IS INSPIRATION!!