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  • Sharing Call: DEA Disposal Regulations

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/17/2015

    The regulations implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act became effective in October, 2014. The regulations require controlled substances inventory be disposed of in specific ways. Pharmaceutical wastage is not considered inventory.

    Description

    The regulations implementing the Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act became effective in October, 2014. The regulations require controlled substances inventory be disposed of in specific ways. Pharmaceutical wastage is not considered inventory.

    Learning Objectives

    • Explain disposal regulations.
    • Define controlled substance inventory.
    • Define pharmaceutical wastage.
    • Define non-retrievable.

    Presenter

    Ruth Carter, Chief, Drug Enforcement Administration

    Section Chief (SC) Ruth A. Carter has been employed by the Drug Enforcement Administration's Office of Diversion Control since August 1988. Throughout her career, SC Carter has been assigned to the following Offices: Oklahoma City, OK, Riverside, CA, Las Vegas, NV, DEA HQ, and Seattle, WA. SC Carter was promoted to a supervisory diversion investigator in 1999 while stationed in the Las Vegas District Office.

    SC Carter has been assigned to DEA Headquarters two times. During her first tour, she was a Staff Coordinator. Since being assigned to DEA Headquarters in November 2012, SC Carter has been the Chief of the Import Export Unit, Chief for the Regulatory Drafting Section, and she currently is the Chief of the Liaison and Policy Section.

    SC Carter earned a BS from Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts and an MBA from Oklahoma City University. After graduation, SC Carter was employed by a pharmaceutical firm for three years until being hired by DEA.

    SC Carter is a YMCA SCUBA Instructor and practices martial arts.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0


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  • Sharing Call: Tracking Materials and Wastes with Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/09/2015

    Join Marc Morgan, Dartmouth Hitchcock's Manager of Waste, Recycling and Training as we walks us through the process of conducting a baseline analysis and continuously tracking materials and wastes.

    Description

    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has had dedicated waste managers since moving to their new site in Lebanon, New Hampshire in 1991 (now a 2 million square foot campus). In 2014, DHMC generated 2677 tons of solid waste and had a 32% recycling rate. They autoclave general infectious waste onsite and have a robust pharmaceutical waste management program.
    Join Marc Morgan, Manager of Waste, Recycling and Training, as he describes the methods used to track the weights, costs and revenues of Dartmouth-Hitchcock's various waste streams. Marc will share DHMC's exemplary Excel workbook used for managing all of their waste and financial data. Marc's step-by-step approach can help others institute processes to ensure accurate measurement and data collection in order to identify opportunities for improved waste management.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how Dartmouth Hitchcock tracks the volume and associated costs of their various waste and material streams.
    • Understand the importance of both the amount of waste and associated costs for prioritizing waste reduction strategies.
    • Understand why accurate weights are critical for good data and performance.

    Presenter

    Marc Morgan, Manager of Waste, Recycling & Training, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Marc Morgan has been working in the solid waste industry for nearly 20 years throughout the Northeast. Currently, Marc is the Waste, Recycling and Training Manager at DHMC in Lebanon, NH. Over the years, Marc has focused his work on resource management. He has assisted drafting legislation in New Hampshire, helped calculate state recycling rates in Maine and New Hampshire, managed landfills and now manages waste and recycling programs for the DH main campus in Lebanon, NH.
    John Leigh, Environmental Sustainability Advisor, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    John Leigh has been with Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) since 2002, twelve years managing their waste and recycling programs and this past year as a Senior Environmental Sustainability Advisor. His prior experience includes ten years with the US EPA's Office of Solid Waste and three years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Benin, West Africa. In his free time John enjoys recreating outdoors with his wife and son.

    This is a member-only resource.

  • Sharing Call: Apply for a 2016 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/05/2015

    Is your organization applying for an Environmental Excellence award this year? Considering applying for the first time? This sharing call is designed to answer your toughest (and most basic) awards questions.

    Session Description

    Is your organization applying for an Environmental Excellence award? Considering applying for the first time? This sharing call is designed to answer your toughest (and most basic) awards questions.

    Whether just getting started or leading the way, there is an award for your clinic, hospital or other health care organization. This call will provides a tour of the online system and is designed for health care facility members. This call will be recorded and archived and will be available on Greenhealth Academy.

    Learning Objectives

    This session will:

    • Provide an overview of the 2016 Awards system and highlight new user enhancements.
    • Outline the application period and submission deadlines.
    • Assist you in identifying the right award application for your organization.
    • Answer your questions about data submission.
    • Introduce the people, tools and resources that can assist you in completing an application.

    Presenters

    Fav.jpgCecilia DeLoach Lynn, Director of Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth, cdeloach@practicegreenhealth.org

    Cecilia's role at Practice Greenhealth is to assist the organization in developing programmatic content, tools and resources, developing strategy for new sustainability initiatives and determining an industry-wide set of appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of healthcare sustainability programs. Cecilia provides sustainability content expertise and leadership to Greenhealth Academy's workshops, trainings, webinars and e-learning offerings as well as the Greening the ORTM Initiative. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer, and builds support and awareness for Practice Greenhealth through targeted speaking engagements, stakeholder engagement and outreach. Cecilia brings more than 14 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals, and is working with the Practice Greenhealth team to evolve the next set of sustainability performance resources, metrics and tools. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and healthcare administration, is a LEED-accredited professional, and was instrumental in helping update the Green Guide for Healthcare's Operations Credits in 2008.

    Cbodkin.jpgChristopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth, cbodkin@practicegreenhealth.org

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector as to naturally incentivize leaders to become more sustainable. Christopher oversees the Healthier Hospitals data collection and reporting as well as creates content and reports around data. Christopher is also a co-founder of Blu2Green, which is a medical plastics recycler and sits on the board of the Kearsarge Food Hub, which aggregates local and sustainable foods in New Hampshire.

    * This is a member-only event.

  • Sustainable Operations Series: Beyond the Bin: The Untold Story – What happens to the Materials You Collect for Recycling after they leave your Facility?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/04/2015

    Join us for expert input on what happens with materials after they leave the facility – Learn about material recovery facilities, the reality of marketing materials, what materials are successfully recycled and which are more challenging. Learn how this knowledge can inform conversation with purchasing and a push towards increasing recyclability of plastics.

    Session Description

    Practice Greenhealth members work very diligently to maximize recycling rates at their facilities. Award-winning facilities have a median recycling rate of 31% - fantastic! This call will take a closer look at that 31% -- Is that 31% “recycled" material truly recycled? What are the challenges faced with materials after they leave the facility? How are materials prepared for market and where do they go? What types of materials challenge recyclers? Is there a way for hospital teams to truly know which of their materials are successfully marketed?

    Join us for expert input on what happens with materials after they leave the facility – Learn about material recovery facilities, the reality of marketing materials, what materials are successfully recycled and which are more challenging. Learn how this knowledge can inform conversation with purchasing and a push towards increasing recyclability of plastics.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand what happens to recyclables after they leave your facility.
    • Understand the quality vs. quantity debate.
    • Learn tips to maximize contracting discussion with potential vendors.
    • Understand which materials are valuable and which are harder to market.
    • Change purchasing decisions to maximize recycling value.
    • Understand which materials are most economically viable for recycling, but why you still might want to recycle more.
    • Learn about sustainable material management and how upstream issues effect downstream recycling opportunities.
    • Identify key resources to better understand recycling markets and value or lack thereof, of materials you collect for recycling.

    Presenter

    Julie L. Rhodes, Independent Consultant, julielrhodesconsulting@gmail.com

    Julie L. Rhodes is an independent consultant specializing in solid waste, reuse,
    recycling and environmental stewardship with business, municipal and non-profit
    clients. Julie has worked in solid waste issues for more than 25 years, and created
    Julie L Rhodes Consulting 15 years ago where she undertakes projects in water
    quality, air quality and land management, as well as works with a broad spectrum
    of clients on research, project development, public education and fundraising.
    Rhodes recently spent 18 months launching the City of Austin's Recycling
    Economic Development program during a brief time away from consulting.

    Prior to becoming self-employed, Rhodes led the Indiana Department of Commerce's Recycling Market Development Program, and served as Executive Director for the Association of Indiana Solid Waste Management Districts, the Reuse Development Organization and the National Furniture Bank Association; and as chair of the MidAmerica of Recycling Officials and the Indiana Governor's Appointee to the Council of Great Lakes Governors Recycle Board.

    She has been active with State Recycling Organizations for 25 years, in Indiana and Texas, and now serves on the National Recycling Coalition (NRC) Board where she is Treasurer and Co-Chair of NRC's National Sustainable Materials Management Summit, and now developing the National SMM Action Plan.

    Visit www.consultwithjulie.com to learn more about Julie's work.

    Pricing

    Member:$ 0 Non-member: $79

  • Food Series: Making the Case for Green Meals Every Day

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/22/2015

    Healthcare facilities can make a profound difference to our health and our environment through the choices made in menuing, serving and purchasing food.

    Session Description

    Healthcare facilities can make a profound difference to our health and our environment through the choices made in menuing, serving and purchasing food.

    Join Arlin Wasserman and Marc Zammit of Changing Tastes to learn how to make the business case for serving green meals, meals that are better for our health and the health of our planet. Learn about the operational and financial benefits that come from offering patients, visitors and employees more sustainable menus, recipes and dishes every day.

    Learning Objectives

    • Be able to articulate the 'triple bottom line' for greening your healthcare menus.
    • Recognize how to use customer perceptions and insights to help your bottom line.
    • Learn some practical menu strategies that can be applied to healthcare patient and retail environments.
    • Learn examples of how to promote greener menus in your facility.

    Presenters

    Arlin Waserman, Partner, Changing Tastes

    Arlin Wasserman is a partner at Changing Tastes, founding our company in 2003. He is also a fellow at the Aspen Institute and a past recipient of a Food and Society Policy Fellowship, awarded by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation. Arlin holds masters degrees in Natural Resource Sciences and Public Health and has served as an advisor on agriculture, trade and development issues to both the US Department of Agriculture and the European Union Parliament. From 2007 until 2012, Arlin served as Vice President of Sustainability at Sodexo, the world's leading institutional food service provider, leading it's efforts to develop and implement its first sustainability strategy encompassing both environment and public health concerns.


    Marc Zammit, Partner, Changing Tastest

    Marc Zammit is a partner with Changing Tastes. Until recently, he served as Vice President of Corporate Sustainability Initiatives at Compass Group North America, overseeing the development and implementation of their national sustainability platform including all food purchasing and product development programs. Prior to this role, as Director of Culinary Development at Bon Appétit Management Company, he was pivotal in shaping their emergence as the industry leader in food-related social responsibility. His area of expertise in the sustainability arena is centered on building operational and marketing strategies that are anchored in consumer environmental, health and ethical values and can be adapted to a variety of food service business models. More recently, his efforts to engage the industry in climate change related issues is allowing him to emerge as an industry subject matter expert. Marc's culinary leadership at Compass included the development of innovative food concepts and campaigns with emphasis on authenticity, wellness and sustainability influenced menus.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79
  • Sharing Call: Achieving beyond the Healthier Food Challenge - Stanford Health Care’s food transformation story

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/07/2015

    Join Helen Wirth of Stanford University Medical Center to learn how to achieve benchmarks beyond the Healthier Hospitals Food Challenge by creating an internal team and setting annual goals, engaging your food business suppliers and collaborating with other partners.

    Description

    Current methods of food production, processing, packaging and distribution in the U.S. have negatively impacted human health and the environment. Health care providers have the power to counter these trends by purchasing more environmentally-sustainable foods and by serving healthier meals and beverages to patients, employees, visitors and the communities they serve.
    Join Helen Wirth of Stanford University Medical Center to learn how to achieve benchmarks beyond the Healthier Hospitals Food Challenge by creating an internal team and setting annual goals, engaging your food business suppliers and collaborating with other partners.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn more about the revisions, both updates and refinement of inclusions and exclusions, of the Healthier Food Challenge of the Healthier Hospitals program.
    • Understand the thresholds required for Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards program for Less Meat, Better Meat and Local and Sustainable Food Purchasing.
    • Learn who to engage internally to efficiently make the transition while establishing goals and annual measures for a successful program
    • Learn best practices for working with your food suppliers and food service management companies to source and track your purchases.
    • Learn examples of how to promote the healthier, sustainable food changes in your hospital.

    Presenter

    Helen Wirth, Administrative Director, Hospitality, Stanford Health Care

    Helen Wirth hails from our nation's capital and has been with Stanford since 2013. Helen has been in food services management and hospitality her entire career, starting with her formal education as a Registered Dietitian. She has served in academic medical centers, community hospitals, and also founded a successful retail food business. Helen partners with Jesse Ziff Cool of Flea Street to lead the Stanford Health Care food transformation initiative. Promoting clean and sensible food options, the initiative is transforming the food experience for the Stanford Community - patients, staff and visitors alike. The program is committed to fresh, simple, unprocessed, antibiotic/hormone free meats & dairy, sustainable seafood, support of local farms, increased vegetarian offerings, and consumer education.

    This is a member-only event.

  • Greening the OR Symposium 2015

    Contains 14 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/24/2015

    Recorded on 09/24/2015 - The Greening the OR Symposium celebrates progress and milestones made on the journey to promoting environmentally friendly practices in the operating room and invites new thinking in innovative ideas to overcome our challenges, and strategies that will result in new areas to address to drive further progress.

    Held in Reston, VA on September 24, the 2015 Greening the OR Symposium celebrates progress and milestones made on the journey to promoting environmentally friendly practices in the operating room and invites new thinking in innovative ideas to overcome our challenges, and strategies that will result in new areas to address to drive further progress.

    Now in its fourth year, Practice Greenhealth's Greening the OR Symposium offers the opportunity for high-level heath care professionals to learn about the environmental impact of the OR, as well as:

    • Increase staff and patient safety
    • Reduce costs and the triple bottom line
    • Show senior leadership why this is an organizational imperative
    • Highlight the value of vendor partnerships in driving successful sustainability programs

    Pricing

    Member: $29 Non-member: $49 Symposium Attendee: $0
  • Greening the Supply Chain: Measuring Corporate Progress to Safer Chemicals

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/23/2015

    Recorded on 09/23/2015 - Hospitals can now measure how well their suppliers are addressing the use of toxic chemicals and moving toward safer alternatives. A new initiative launched this year called the Chemical Footprint Project will provide a tool to assess leadership efforts and support purchasing decisions.

    Session Description

    Hospitals can now measure how well their suppliers are addressing the use of toxic chemicals and moving toward safer alternatives. A new initiative launched this year called the Chemical Footprint Project will provide a tool to assess leadership efforts and support purchasing decisions return.

    This session will introduce the Chemical Footprint Project which is a new method for assessing supplier progress toward the use of safer chemicals. A chemical footprint can be used to benchmark, track, and quantify a supplier's continuous improvement in the area of chemicals management through purchasing decisions. Find out how two health systems use the tool to benchmark corporate progress and make supply chain decisions. Understand the process for companies to participate and the data collected to make the project work. The Chemical Footprint Project will publicly profile top performers.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand what is the Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) and how it works.
    • Recognize how hospitals can use the CFP as a metric for benchmarking and tracking continuous improvement of suppliers as they move away from chemicals of high concern toward safer chemicals.
    • Discover how CFP will distinguish the leaders in chemical management by product categories.
    • Be able to articulate how this project will support greening the supply chain in the health care sector.

    Presenters

    Mark Rossi, Ph.D. Co-Director, Clean Production Action

    Part of the Clean Production Action team since 2004, Mark has the unique ability to bring together diverse groups and achieve innovative outcomes. In 2006, he founded BizNGO, a collaboration of organizations who work together to advance safer chemicals and sustainable materials. BizNGO's listserv now reaches over 1,300 business, health care, government, university, and environmental leaders. Innovative products of BizNGO include the Alternatives Assessment Protocol, Guide to Safer Chemicals, and Plastics Scorecard. Mark is also the co-author of the GreenScreen. Launched in 2007, the GreenScreen is now the gold standard in hazard assessment tools. In 2014, he co-founded the Chemical Footprint Project, the first initiative of its kind to benchmark corporations on their overall chemical management performance.

    Mark is the author and co-author of numerous articles, reports, and blogs on advancing safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Most recently, he authored the United Nations Environment Program's report, The Business Case for Knowing Chemicals in Products and Supply Chains. Mark is a member of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act Advisory Committee and is a Research Fellow at the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production. He received an Environmental Merit Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 1 on behalf of BizNGO's leadership work on Green Chemistry. Mark's career includes stints at Tellus Institute, the Toxics Use Reduction Institute, and Health Care Without Harm. His doctorate is in Environmental Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
    Vanessa Lochner, Director, EPP, Kaiser Permanente

    Vanessa Lochner, Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) at Kaiser Permanente (KP), is responsible for providing strategic direction, and the operations management of the EPP program. In this key role, Vanessa works with Kaiser Permanente's Finance Operations organization in collaboration with its Group Purchasing Organization (GPO), to identify enterprise-wide EPP opportunities linked to improving the environment for its workforce and members. Vanessa participates as a member of KP's Environmental Stewardship Working Group, and serves as the co-chair to KP's Safer Chemicals Subcommittee.

    Vanessa has led the evolution of Kaiser Permanente's EPP program success story metric to high impact metrics in the key areas of Cleaner Energy, Safer Chemicals, Less Waste, and Healthier Food – driving down Kaiser Permanente's impact on the environment. Recently published, Vanessa authored an educational article together with blog post on Kaiser Permanente's success in rethinking its EPP program.

    Spending more than 14 years in the healthcare field, Vanessa's experience spans facilities development, business continuity, capital procurement, business process reengineering and transformational business management.
    Sr. Mary Ellen Leciejewski, Director of Ecology, Dignity Health
    Mary Ellen serves as the Director of Ecology for Dignity Health, one of the nation's largest health care systems. Headquartered in San Francisco, Dignity Health provides patient-centered care at more than 380 care centers, including 39 acute care hositals, located in California, Arizona and Nevada. Mary Ellen is responsible for directing Dignity Health's sustainability initiatives and the development and implementation of systemwide policies and practices that promote care for Earth and use of sustainable resources. In her role, Mary Ellen facilitates communication networks among her colleagues and works closely with various hospital systems and environmental organizations throughout the country to raise awareness of healthcare's impact on the environment and to promote programs that proactively address issues of sustainability.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $79


  • Sharing Call: Benchmarking your Hospital into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager and Beyond

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/22/2015

    Recorded on 09/22/2015 - During this one-hour webinar, we will be providing hospital staff with in-depth information on what to do once you have benchmarked your hospital into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager.

    Session Description

    During this one-hour webinar, we will be providing hospital staff with in-depth information on what to do once you have benchmarked your hospital into ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. Rabi Vandergon from the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation will provide detailed information and instructions on:

    • How to use your current ENERGY STAR data;
    • How to continue to enter your monthly utility data; and
    • Why it is important to continue entering such data

    Presenter

    Rabi Vandergon, Vermont Energy Investment Corporation

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0
  • Sharing Call: Social Media for Beginners

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/10/2015

    Recorded on 09/10/2015 - Social media is quickly rising to prominence as the most impactful way to disseminate and share news, opinions, and hold meaningful conversations. Businesses, including health systems, are leveraging social media to contribute to these conversations.

    Description

    Social media is quickly rising to prominence as the most impactful way to disseminate and share news, opinions, and hold meaningful conversations. Businesses, including health systems, are leveraging social media to contribute to these conversations. There is also an untapped opportunity for health care professionals to lend their voices to the conversations happening on social media through their personal social media accounts, but many aren't sure where to start.

    Join HH's social media manager, Christina Quint, and Janet Howard, HH Director, for an introductory sharing call on the basics of using social media. We will break down various social media platforms to their simplest components, from using Twitter and Facebook interfaces, to some beginner's tips on communicating on these platforms.

    This webinar is intended for very beginners—you don't even need to have a social media account to join! This webinar is also a great opportunity for more seasoned social media users who want a “refresher", or some social media strategy tips.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the basics of using Facebook and Twitter
    • Learn how to open an account, post updates, make connections, and interact on these platforms
    • Understand basic etiquette for interacting on social media
    • Articulate strategic communication on health care sustainability topics

    Presenter

    Christina Quint, Climate Communications Coordinator, Health Care Without Harm, cquint@practicegreenhealth.org

    Christina Quint is Program Associate for Healthier Hospitals and Climate Communications Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm's Climate and Health Program. She is also a graduate student pursuing her Master's degree in Environmental Communication and Advocacy. Additionally, as the social media lead for Healthier Hospitals and Health Care Without Harm, Christina brings over three years of experience in developing communication strategies for health care sustainability and climate-related topics on social media. You can follow her on Twitter at @SustyAdvocate.

    This is a member-only resource.