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  • Supplier Solutions: Reduce Water Bottle Use with Evive

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/30/2016

    Join us to learn how Evive Station's wellness program can assist your facility in achieving your HHI goals for "Healthy Food and Beverages' and the 'Less Waste Challenge".

    What's better than recycling? RE-USING!

    With the Evive Station you can conveniently Refill and Sanitize the Evive Reusable bottle for a fraction of the cost of bottled water. Reduce disposable plastic bottle waste, track daily hydration goals, improve staff wellness, and enjoy healthy flavored waters. The Evive Wellness Program can assist your facility in achieving your HHI goals for "Healthy Food and Beverages' and the 'Less Waste Challenge".

    Evive Station is the world's first and only beverage kiosk capable of conveniently cleaning your reusable bottle and cap inside/out and refilling with your choice of chilled, purified water or a refreshing Efused fruit flavored infused water.

    • Evive vs traditional water fountains: Evive is a closed sanitary system that can efficiently sanitize your bottle/cap and refill with highly filtered UV water. Traditional water fountains are expensive, exposed to bacteria, and almost always offer unfiltered water.
    • Improve Staff Wellness: Evive Station is the healthy, hydrating alternative to Sugary Soda Beverages (SSBs).
    • Reduce Disposable Plastic Bottle Waste: A single Evive Station can save over 100,000 single-use disposable bottles from facility waste stream, local landfills, and water bodies every year!
    • Hygiene: In less than a minute our station can conveniently sanitize the Evive Bottle and cap, providing a healthy and hygienic beverage solution for the healthcare environment.
    • Track Progress: Track individual hydration goals on your green score card and obtain facility wide hydration data via our web portal.
    • Save Energy: Station is energy efficient: it uses less energy to individually clean 25 reusable bottles than an energy star-rated dishwasher can clean all 25 simultaneously and has a daily operating cost of only $1.24; also less energy is used by a station compared to hand washing. The Evive Station process has a carbon footprint of about 50% less than bottled water.
    • Incentivize: Provide wellness incentives for employees that meet and exceed goals set by your company.
    For more details, please contact:
  • Sharing Call: Sharing Best Practices with Water Management EPA and Mayo Clinic - Water Conservation and Pollution Prevention Best Practices

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/16/2016

    Join two experts, one from the US EPA's WaterSense and one from Practice Greenhealth's Circles of Excellence in Water, Luther Midlefort Mayo Clinic, as they share their knowledge and experience. Be prepared to share your successes and challenges with water management.

    Session Description

    World Water Day will be Celebrated March 22, 2016. In celebration, Practice Greenhealth offers up a stream of informative useful information. A healthy water supply is essential for heating, cooling and sanitation. Hospitals use a lot of water in these operations and therefore must be good stewards for their community, especially when there are external stressors to the system by record busting drought and heat. Join two experts, one from the US EPA's WaterSense and one from Practice Greenhealth's Circles of Excellence in Water, Luther Midlefort Mayo Clinic, as they share their knowledge and experience. Be prepared to share your successes and challenges with water management.

    Presenters

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    Tara O'Hare, Implementation and Commercial Building Outreach Lead for WaterSense Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

    Tara O'Hare currently serves as the Implementation and Commercial Outreach Lead for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) WaterSense® Program in Washington, DC. Tara has worked on WaterSense for the past seven years and is responsible for program operations, partner support, and outreach to commercial and institutional facilities. Tara led the development of WaterSense at Work: Best Management Practices for Commercial and Institutional Facilities and has delivered trainings and webinars to many different stakeholders from all parts of the commercial building sector. In the last two years, she led the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge to encourage hotels to save water and is now expanding outreach to the entire commercial sector. Ms. O'Hare has a Bachelor's Degree in Business and Environmental Management from the George Washington University and a Master's Degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the Johns Hopkins University.


    Pricing

    List Price: FREE!
    Health Care Member: FREE!
    Subscriber: FREE!


  • Engaged Leadership Series: THRIVE --- Setting Bold Environmental Stewardship Goals with Kaiser Permanente

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/03/2016

    Learn how Kaiser Permanente created a structure to support continued environmental improvement with a top-down, bottom-up approach to aligning sustainability with their other strategic priorities.

    Session Description

    Kaiser Permanente integrated sustainability into the operations of its organization and uses the lens of health for purchasing and supply chain management, new construction and renovations, policy and advocacy, community benefit integration, formal reporting, communications and much more. Learn how Kaiser Permanente created a structure to support continued environmental improvement with a top-down, bottom-up approach to aligning sustainability with their other strategic priorities.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand Kaiser Permanente's committee structure for providing both oversight and continuous support of environmental short, term and medium goals.
    • Understand how environmental stewardship is embedded into the mission of Kaiser Permanente.
    • Recognize how sustainability success has been realized at Kaiser Permanente and how they set BOLD goals for the future.

    Presenter

    Kathy Gerwig, Vice President, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente is one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans serving more than 10 million members, and a recognized leader in environmental stewardship. Kathy is responsible for developing, organizing and managing the environmental program for the organization. She is also responsible for eliminating workplace injuries, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and reducing health risks for the organization's 190,000 employees and physicians.


    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79

  • Webinar: Worldwide Water Wisdom

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/02/2016

    Learn how hospitals in the US and across the World are saving water, saving money, reducing their environmental impacts and improving their resilience to climate change.

    Session Description

    Learn how hospitals in the US and across the World are saving water, saving money, reducing their environmental impacts and improving their resilience to climate change.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how hospitals are reducing the potable water consumption
    • Learn how hospitals are harvesting, managing and reusing water at their facilities
    • Learn how hospitals are making their facilities and communities resilient to impacts of climate change, such as flooding and drought

    Presenters

    Scott Slotterback, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Policy Director, Health Care Without Harm

    As Policy Director, Scott Slotterback assures the smooth functioning of the Global Green and Healthy Hospitals network while helping lead its ongoing development. He also plays a central role in building the technical capacity of the Network. Scott Slotterback comes to this role after working for over 30 years on complex building and land use planning projects, including a decade at Kaiser Permanente, where he led teams focused on improving the design and sustainability of over 60 major healthcare buildings. He authored numerous sustainability focused case studies, design standards, white papers, and articles. He also presented sustainability at numerous national and international conferences and served on the Steering Committee that wrote the Green Guide for Healthcare, which became the basis for LEED for Healthcare.

    Gail Lee, REHS, MS, HEM, Director, Sustainability, University of California San Francisco
    Gail Lee, REHS, MS, HEM has 30 years of experience in healthcare, environmental health and safety in public, non-profit, and private industries. After 5 years of service, Gail Lee was promoted in 2015 from Sustainability Manager to the Director at the University of California San Francisco where she provides support for both the campus and the medical center. She provides thoughtful leadership, creativity, and lends an experienced perspective on a variety matters related to sustainability including waste reduction, greenhouse gas emissions, toxics reduction and water conservation. She currently leads the efforts to make UCSF a national model for sustainability in academic health sciences. Gail's particular interest lies in helping health care institutions, known for their 24/7 operations and large waste-generating activities, reduce their environmental impact. Her background includes work as the Environmental Health and Safety Director at Mills Peninsula Health Services, a 393 bed hospital, as program lead for the Groundwater Protection Program at the County of San Mateo. Prior to UCSF, she served as the sustainable operations manager for the multiple international sites of Autodesk, a software company. She served twice as a-co-chair of the healthcare track of the California Higher Education Sustainability Conference, chair of the UCSF Transportation Advisory Committee, is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist and a Certified Healthcare Environmental Manager. Gail holds a bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79

  • Sharing Call: Energy Projects: Getting Finance on Board

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/25/2016

    Join us while we share what we will present in March for CFOs on on the importance of investing in energy efficiency projects.

    Description

    On March 1st, CFOs will hear from their colleagues at a New Hampshire Hospital Association CFO meeting about the many benefits of investing in energy and water efficiency projects. To help facilities staff for conversations with their CFOs on the importance of investing in energy efficiency projects, Health Care Without Harm and Practice Greenhealth held a brief call on February 25th for facilities staff.

    This call revealed what we will be presenting in March - including the financial terms and ideas we will push forward at the NHHA meeting. Participants also shared their feedback and discussed materials and documents that Health Care Without Harm CWH and Practice Greenhealth can provide to assist with the conversation.

    Facilitator

    Stephanie Buckler, Esq.Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth

    Stephanie Buckler is the eastern Outreach and Engagement Specialist for the Healthier Hospitals Program of Practice Greenhealth with a specialty in energy. For the past ten years, Stephanie Buckler has dedicated her professional life to the improvement of health care. She began her education by studying health care policy at Brandeis University and went on to concentrate in health law at Suffolk University Law School. She is barred in Massachusetts and New York. For the past several years, Stephanie has worked with the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) in the Legal and Regulatory Department. It was at MHA that she became devoted to working with hospitals and was first introduced to and extremely intrigued by the Healthier Hospitals Program.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0

  • Sharing Call: Healthier Hospitals ---- Refreshed And Ready to Go!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/24/2016

    Join Janet Howard and Lauren Kleinman for a review of the highlights of the three-year initiative, review the refreshed six Challenge areas and learn about the power of aggregate data through the focused goals of the new Market Transformation Group.

    Session Description

    The three-year Healthier Hospitals Initiative campaign (2012-2015) served as a guide for hospitals to adopt environmental best practices such as reducing energy and waste, choosing safer and less toxic products, and purchasing and serving healthier food. One thousand enrollees submitted data around the six Challenge areas and valued the clarity of packaged goals including data collection protocol, guidance documents and case studies.
    Due to the momentum and success of the Initiative, Healthier Hospitals continues as a free program for both those just getting started and for Practice Greenhealth members as a powerful use of aggregate data and market transformation.
    Join Janet Howard and Lauren Kleinman for a review of the highlights of the three-year initiative, review the refreshed six Challenge areas and learn about the power of aggregate data through the focused goals of the new Market Transformation Group..

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how the Healthier Hospitals program supports hospitals that are just getting started.
    • Explore what has changed as the Initiative transitioned to a program and the Challenges were refreshed.
    • Access guidance documents and worksheets to support building a case to leadership for sustainability initiatives.
    • Learn how the power of aggregate data is used to compel the supply chain to provide healthier products, services and equipment.

    Presenters

    lauren_kleinman-100x100.jpgLauren Kleinman, MA, MENR, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth

    Lauren Kleinman is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for Practice Greenhealth, in addition to her project management responsibilities for Healthier Hospitals, the Market Transformation Group, and working with the HCWH Climate Program to bring fresh content on climate and health to Practice Greenhealth. Prior to joining the organization, Lauren earned a dual Masters in environment and natural resources / public policy and administration from The Ohio State University while she worked at OSU Wexner Medical Center in the pharmacy department.

    jhoward.jpgJanet Howard, Director, Member Engagement, Practice Greenhealth and Director, Healthier Hospitals

    Janet Howard directs Practice Greenhealth's member engagement and the development of guidance documents, content, educational opportunities and a community of sharing best practices for the Practice Greenhealth membership. She also directs the Healthier Hospitals program, a free program for those just getting started on environmental stewardship. Janet pioneered environmental interventions in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Healthcare Design magazine. You can read Janet's columns on her linked in page and follow her on twitter @janny14. Janet lives in Amherst, MA.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • Sharing Call: Hello There, Get Ready to Share! What’s New to Do for Earth Day 2016?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/17/2016

    Join Ms. Kirsi Aryan-Edwardson, Director of Nutrition Services, Environmental Services and Sustainability at Littleton Adventist Hospital as we get ready for 2016 Earth Day!

    Session Description

    Join Ms. Kirsi Aryan-Edwardson, Director of Nutrition Services, Environmental Services and Sustainability at Littleton Adventist Hospital as we get ready for 2016 Earth Day!

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify three fresh ideas to celebrate Earth Day in healthcare settings
    • Explore Practice Greenhealth Resources for Earth Day
    • Share your plans and ideas for Earth Day

    Presenters


    Ms. Kirsi Aryan-Edwardson, Director of Nutrition Services, Environmental Services and Sustainability, Littleton Adventist Hospital

    Kirsi Aryan-Edwardson grew up in Finland. Growing up in Europe and being raised by post-World War II parents, who did not waste anything, gave Kirsi a deep appreciation of the benefits of sustainable living, both in regards to our environment and our finances.

    After graduating from the University of Helsinki with a Bachelor of Science degree, Kirsi came to the United States to attend graduate school in Ames, Iowa. It was there that she earned a Master of Science degree in Institution Management and an ADA Administrative Dietitian certification.

    Kirsi is currently employed at Littleton Adventist Hospital (LAH) in Littleton, Colorado as the Director of Nutrition Services, Environmental Services and Sustainability. Additionally, she is in charge of the hazardous waste and pharmaceutical waste programs at LAH and she is one of the key advisors for these programs for the 16 Centura Health hospitals.

    Under Kirsi's leadership, Littleton Adventist Hospital's environmental sustainability program has developed from a grassroots effort in 2008 to an award winning program, which has been recognized both locally and nationally.

    Littleton Adventist Hospital has received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth two years in the row (2014 and 2015), with Circles of Excellence in Waste, Food and Water. LAH is also a member of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's (CDPHE) Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) at the Silver level, and has been listed among Colorado's 50 Greenest Businesses by Colorado GreenBiz in 2014.

    Kirsi is active in the State's environmental sustainability initiatives, as a second-year Board member of Colorado Environmental Partnership, representing Colorado's healthcare sector. She is also an advisor on CDPHE's Healthier Hospital Compact.

    Kirsi is most proud of her six children, her ranch, and the fact that she has been helping to transform the culture at LAH from a very convenience driven suburban mentality in 2008, to a present culture where the associates are concerned of their organization's negative impacts on the environment.

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA Facility Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA is Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth where she manages member accounts by providing support and technical expertise related to environmental and sustainability programs in health care settings. She is a health care professional with over 25 years of experience in health care quality management. Prior to joining the Practice Greenhealth team she was employed by the Shriners Hospital for Children in Springfield, Massachusetts.

    Hermine developed the sustainability framework for improvement at this hospital and consulted with other community hospitals and nursing homes in Western Massachusetts regarding health care sustainability. For these efforts she was recognized as a Nurse Luminary whose members shine a light on environmental challenges in the diverse settings where they live and work. Hermine applied her healthcare experience while earning a Green MBA from Antioch University New England.

    Jill Deleon, BSN, RN-BC, Clinical Staff Nurse, Supplemental Staffing Team, Green Committee Nurse Representative, Tampa General Hospital

    Jill Deleon is a floating nurse for the Supplemental Staffing Team at Tampa General Hospital. She embarked on her second career on a Trauma Surgery unit in 2006, and began rotating among Medical-Surgical, Joint and Orthopedic Trauma, Cardiovascular Telemetry, Complex Medicine, Inpatient Rehabilitation, Pediatric and Antepartum units in 2012. Jill is an active member of Tampa General's nursing shared governance councils, including Heart Failure, Patient Education, Medication Use Improvement and the Nurse Practice Council.

    Jill was charged with spearheading a DEHP Assessment for TGH's Green Committee in 2012, and since has become passionate about the role nurses can play in reducing the TGH carbon footprint, promoting public health and protecting the Tampa Bay estuary. She resurrected TGH's Earth Day celebration last year with a local vendor fair and an Earth Day Film Festival.

    Prior to her nursing career Jill served as Systems Liaison for the Healthy Start Coalition of Hillsborough County, a local non-profit charged with community oversight of federal, state, local and private funds allocated for reducing county-wdie low birth weight and other poor birth outcomes. Jill possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Louisville, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Western Governor's University.


  • Leadership – A Call to Action with Jeff Thompson, MD, Executive Advisor and CEO Emeritus, Gundersen Health System

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 01/27/16 - Jeff Thompson, MD will share his tips for leadership and sustainability programming – for the bottom line, for the community, for staff, patients and the planet.

    Session Description

    Must attend for Senior Leadership at Hospitals!

    Jeff Thompson, MD will share his tips for leadership and sustainability programming – for the bottom line, for the community, for staff, patients and the planet. Gundersen Health has won numerous accolades, including Practice Greenhealth's Top 25 Award and the first hospital to achieve energy independence, meaning, at Gundersen, they generate MORE energy than they use. They hit this milestone on October 14, 2014. Gundersen reduced their energy use by 40% and realized savings of over $2 million per year.

    During this call we will:

    • Understand why leadership is critical for sustainability initiatives to reach their full potential and maximize return.
    • Explore leadership's role in sustainability programming.
    • Learn about Practice Greenhealth, Health Care without Harm and the community of organizations that come together to share best practices.
    • Recognize that sustainability staffing pays for itself through cost savings associated with environmental improvement activities.
    • Take away three examples of where doing the right thing reduced costs.
    Dr. Thompson, a nationally recognized speaker and voice for the role sustainability plays in quality care is hosting this call as a way to engage other leaders and help them realize the same success that Gundersen has enjoyed. Any hospital – large, small, rural or urban can reduce costs, improve environmental impact, engage workers and the community and do the right thing. Join Dr. Thompson for the leadership perspective on how to integrate environmental improvement activities into health care operations and create a culture of possibilities.

    Presenter:

    imageJeffrey E. Thompson, MD, is a pediatric intensivist and neonatologist, executive advisor and chief executive officer emeritus at Gundersen Health System. Dr. Thompson is on the Board of Practice Greenhealth
    Since completing his professional training in 1984, Dr. Thompson has worked full-time solely at Gundersen. He served on Gundersen's boards beginning in 1992 and played a key role in the organization's negotiations and governance design. Dr. Thompson served as executive vice president from 1995 to 2001 and as chief executive officer from 2001 to 2015.
    A founding member and past board chair of the Wisconsin Collaborative for Healthcare Quality and a 2013 White House Champion of Change, Dr. Thompson has led Gundersen's nationally-recognized initiatives for patient care, quality improvement and sustainability.
  • Sharing Call: Healthier Hospitals Engaged Leadership Challenge: How To Set up a Sustainability Internship at Your Facility

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/19/2016

    Join Practice Greenhealth’s Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and Nancy Larson, Director of the K-state Pollution Prevention Institute for a review of Practice Greenhealth’s new Sustainability Intern Toolkit and tips for sustainability internship success. Nancy will share successes from partnerships between Kansas State University and Via Christi around energy and water conservation as well as solid waste reduction.

    Description

    Did you know that many of today's health care sustainability coordinators started out as interns? Are you trying to implement sustainability initiatives when your plate is already filled? Are you challenged by not enough hours in the day to get the work done? Are you trying to engage leadership in creating a position at your facility?

    Join Practice Greenhealth's Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and Nancy Larson, Director of the K-state Pollution Prevention Institute for a review of Practice Greenhealth's new Sustainability Intern Toolkit and tips for sustainability internship success. Nancy will share successes from partnerships between Kansas State University and Via Christi around energy and water conservation as well as solid waste reduction.

    Tackle the staffing challenge and create green jobs! Start up a sustainability internship at your facility.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the refreshed goals of the Healthier Hospitals Engaged Leadership Challenge and how it can be used to engage leadership.
    • Review the Sustainability Intern Toolkit to facilitate implementing an internship at your facility.
    • Participate in discussion and get questions answered.

    Presenters

    Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement, Practice Greenhealth and Director, Healthier Hospitals
    Janet Howard directs Practice Greenhealth's Member Engagement and the development of guidance documents, content, educational opportunities and a community of sharing best practices for the over 1,000 health care members. She also directs the free Healthier Hospitals program, a free program for those just getting started on environmental stewardship. Janet pioneered environmental interventions in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. You can read Janet's columns on her linked in page and follow her on twitter @janny14. Janet lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.

    jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org

    Nancy J. Larson, RS
    Nancy Larson is director with the Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute. Nancy has a B.S. in microbiology and environmental health, and is a registered environmental health specialist and a practical nurse. She has more than 30 years' experience in the environmental and public health arena, and has worked with K-State since 2000. She has experience working in all areas of industrial environmental compliance and source reduction, but specializes with the health care industry. In 2002, Nancy founded and led the Kansas Hospitals for a Healthy Environment and in 2006 began hosting the Pollution Prevention (P2) Intern Program.

    w.sbeap.org
    nlarson@ksu.edu




  • Sharing Call: Healthier Hospitals Engaged Leadership Challenge - Making the Case to Leadership

    Contains 10 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/13/2016

    Join Practice Greenhealth’s Janet Howard for a review of the new challenge goals, its associated tools and step by step guidance on how to use the Engaged Leadership challenge to do just that – engage leadership! Join us!

    Session Description

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours.

    These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far.To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required.The Healthier Hospitals program has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel.The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using Healthier Hospitals additional goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Join Practice Greenhealth's Janet Howard for a review of the new challenge goals, its associated tools and step by step guidance on how to use the Engaged Leadership challenge to do just that – engage leadership!Join us!

    A follow up to this call is a review of the new Sustainability Internship Toolkit.

    Whom should attend this call:Administration, Green Teams, Any individual trying to engage their leadership in sustainability initiatives


    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the refreshed goals of the Healthier Hospitals Engaged Leadership Challenge and how it can be used to engage leadership.
    • Review the Making the Case Worksheet, Champion Worksheet, Sharing Success Worksheet and Proposal Power Point template to facilitate making the case and your facility.
    • Participate in discussion and get questions answered.

    Presenter

    Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement
    Healthier Hospitals
    Practice Greenhealth
    jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org