Smog in urban areas has long been a health concern because of the problems it can cause for our lungs. As it turns out, tiny pollution particles in the air can lead to big problems for our hearts as well. Now, in what is believed to be the largest, most detailed study of...
Kathy Gerwig presented Kaiser Permanente's Bold Goals for improved environmental performance in a Practice Greenhealth March 2016 webinar titled "THRIVE – Setting Bold Goals at Kaiser Permanente." Kaiser Permanente's goals are team goals — with team responsibility.
For nearly two decades, single-use device (SUD) reprocessing has steadily gained favor among U.S. health systems looking to better control costs and reduce their environmental footprint. In fact, SUD reprocessing is projected to grow globally at a compound annual growth...
Healthcare in America is some of the best you can receive in the world, but the healthcare system is not without its costs. One such cost that has begun to receive added attention in recent years is the environmental footprint of the estimated 5,000 hospitals in the United...
Staff at the new Sanford Medical Center Fargo can say "goodbye" to carting laundry and recyclables through hospital hallways. A pneumatic tube system hidden from sight will whisk those items away in minutes.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, businesses and other institutions account for 17 percent of water taken from public water supplies in the United States. They also generate 45 percent of the U.S. green house gas emissions. Nevertheless, healthcare, hospitality,...
Let's be honest: If you run a business, reducing your carbon footprint might not be your top priority. But going green can actually save money for you and your business — and improve your workplace culture in the meantime. For example, one report from 2012 found that...
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