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  • PGH Sharing Call: A How-to Sharing Call for Business Suppliers: Apply for a Champion for Change Award

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    Recorded on 12/18/2014 - The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding efforts in sustainability across the health care sector. Businesses that supply the health care sector are encouraged to apply for a Champion for Change Award.

    The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding efforts in sustainability across the health care sector. Businesses that supply the health care sector are encouraged to apply for a Champion for Change Award.

    Get recognition for the hard work you do!

    Winning an Award is the best way to energize your environmental programs and get recognition in-house, in your community, and nationally among your peers.

    Applying in 2015 is now easier than ever!

    We heard you! Our web-based electronic Award application forms have been improved in response to your suggestions and feedback.

    In anticipation of Awards season opening, let’s get started!

    We encourage you to get a start on the process now! Join me for an introduction to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards system and take potential applicants on a virtual tour of the Awards Dashboard and the Champion for Change Award application. This session will:

    • Introduce the 2015 Awards system and highlight user enhancements.
    • Outline the application period and submission deadlines.
    • Lay out the data that is required for awards submission.
    • Introduce the people, tools and resources that can assist you in completing an application.

         Member Only Recourse

  • PGH Series: Apply for an Environmental Excellence Award in 2015!

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    Recorded on 12/17/2014 - Is your hospital looking to get some recognition for its environmental stewardship work? Join us to learn about how you can apply for a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award.

    Session Description

    Is your hospital looking to get some recognition for its environmental stewardship work? Join us to learn about how you can apply for a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award. Whether just getting started or leading the way, there is an award for your clinic, hospital or other health care organization. This webinar provides a tour of the online system and is designed for health care facility members. (A separate call is being held for business members).

    This call will be recorded and archived and will be available on Greenhealth Academy. A second webinar will be provided on Wednesday, January 7th at 2 ET.

    Learning Objectives

    This webinar will provide an introduction to the 2014 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards system and take potential applicants on a virtual tour of the Awards Dashboard and the Partner for Change Award application. This session will:

    • Introduce the 2015 Awards system and highlight user enhancements.
    • Outline the application period and submission deadlines.
    • Assist you in identifying the right award application for your organization.
    • Lay out the data that is required for awards submission.
    • Introduce the people, tools and resources that can assist you in completing an application.

    Presenters

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, Director of Facility Engagement & Metrics, Practice Greenhealth

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn is the Director of Facility Engagement & Metrics for Practice Greenhealth. She brings more than 16 years’ experience in developing customized sustainability programs for health care institutions, and has expertise in providing professional education to health care audiences on a range of sustainability topics. She has developed numerous tools and guidance on topics such as waste, chemicals, energy, water, and purchasing—to today’s more current focus on building an infrastructure, leadership and measurement framework for sustainability. Cecilia leads Practice Greenhealth’s ongoing efforts to define a set of sustainability metrics that accurately reflect environmental performance in healthcare and manages a portfolio of nearly 300 hospitals.

    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Project Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Kaeleigh is a Project Manager for Practice Greenhealth, largely focusing on the Greening the OR Initiative. She oversees the education, training, communications, public relations, tools, resources and engagements relative to Greening the OR efforts. Kaeleigh works to assist, enhance and establish sustainable best practices within the OR suite, as well as oversees the Council for Environmentally Responsible Surgery.

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $0

    If you encounter difficulty with login, please contact Fei at yzhong@practicegreenhealth.org.

  • CleanMed 2013

    Contains 50 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/24/2013

    The recordings from CleanMed 2013 are now available. All the Concurrent Sessions were recorded and are available for free to members.

    Thanks to all the attendees, volunteers, and leaders that made CleanMed 2013 a success! The learning doesn't have to end when the conference does. Recorded conference sessions are now available to all! Explore the plenary and conference sessions delivered across tracks including Leadership, Climate & Energy, Waste Management, Green Building, Safer Materials, Greening the Supply Chain, and Food.

    Did you miss the event, or were you unable to attend? Practice Greenhealth members receive FREE ACCESS to the CleanMed 2013 recorded sessions through the Greenhealth Academy. You now access and download the presentation materials from most of the sessions held across the three-day event.

    Hope you enjoy the sessions.

  • CM13C6 - Mayor Bloomberg's NYC Carbon Challenge

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    Recorded on 04/25/2013 - The presentation will explore the history of the program, why it was created, metrics used, current participants and future implications.

    Session Description

    The NYC Mayor's Office of Long-term Sustainability and Montefiore Medical Center have partnered together to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2018. The presentation will explore the history of the program, why it was created, metrics used, current participants and future implications. It will also explore progress to date with one of its participants, Montefiore Medical Center, sharing its plan to meet its target on schedule. The program can be used as a model for other cities to implement across the country. Learn first-hand about the opportunities to become more sustainable in your community.

    Presenters

    Mr. Thomas Kelly - Montefiore Medical Center - Engineering

    Ms. Jenna Tatum - Mayor's Carbon Challenge Coordinator

  • CM13B1 - A Full-Circle Approach To Food: Procurement Employee Education, And Waste Reduction

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    ​In this presentation, we will share our road map for our full-circle approach to our food policies and practices.

    In this presentation, we will share our road map for our full-circle approach to our food policies and practices: the key elements of our food procurement guidelines and the process through which they were developed and adopted; our approach to establishing a "food value analysis committee"; our employee engagement programs; our expansion of our food waste reduction programs including instituting reusable service ware, pre- and post-consumer composting, and food donation; and educational programming for clinicians.

    Speakers:

    Dr. Aparna Bole MD - Sustainability Manager, University Hospitals, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine, University Hospitals

    Mr. Matthew Pietro - University Hospitals Health System

  • CM13D4 - Sodexo: Applying a Community Of Practice To Accelerate The Adoption Of Sustainability

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    A panel of SEED members representing four major hospital systems will illustrate how their experiences and partnerships have translated into a myriad of original and impactful best practices at sites across the country.

    Sodexo, a global management company, is proud to be a leading organization working toward sustainability in all the markets we serve. We have been recognized for our commitment to sustainability by numerous external organizations including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index seven times since 2005 as a global leader in sustainability. A key component toward our success is nurturing an engaged environment around sustainability. Sodexo North America has adopted a cross divisional community of practice through the Sustainability Engagement and Expert Development (SEED) network. A panel of SEED members representing four major hospital systems will illustrate how their experiences and partnerships have translated into a myriad of original and impactful best practices at sites across the country. These topics will focus on the areas of improved health and wellness, protecting and restoring our environment and strengthening our local communities.

    Speakers:

    Ms. Rosine Ackerman

    Mrs. Nora Blake

    Mrs. Debbie Petitpain - MUSC - Nutrition Services

    Jaclyn Doucet

    Holly Fowler - Senior Director, Sustainability - Sodexo North America - Sustainability & CSR

  • CM13C2 - The Role Of The GPO In Building a Sustainable Food System Supply Chain

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    This presentation will focus on the story of a Canadian GPO that turned this barrier into an opportunity to generate more than $1 million for local farmers in Ontario.

    For many healthcare organizations, group purchasing organizations (GPOs) are seen as a barrier to the procurement of local and sustainable food. This presentation will focus on the story of a Canadian GPO that turned this barrier into an opportunity to generate more than $1 million for local farmers in Ontario. Although there were challenges encountered along the way, the achievements made the hard work worthwhile, and the lessons learned in the process are transferable and relevant to any healthcare food service setting. The lessons that will be explored include: driving up demand through education, building connection back into institutional food systems, RFPs and contracts that pave the way for local food, and celebrating easy wins and "low hanging fruit."

    Speakers:

    Mr. Brendan Wylie-Toal ;The Canadian Coalition for Green Health Care

    Wendy Smith - St. Joseph's Health System, Group Purchasing Organization

  • CM13A7 - A Winning Lean And Green Collaboration

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    In this interactive workshop you will learn about the link between lean and sustainability and how to use lean principles to further sustainability within your organization.

    Many health care organizations are applying lean principles to improve efficiency, add value, eliminate waste and achieve cost savings. Lean, by its nature, reduces waste and produces other environmental improvements. Some organizations, including MetroWest Medical Center, have learned that lean tools and concepts can greatly advance sustainability efforts. In this interactive workshop you will learn about the link between lean and sustainability and how to use lean principles to further sustainability within your organization.

    Speakers:

    Dr. Amy Collins, MD -Senior Clinical Advisor - Health Care Without Harm

    Mr. Timothy Jones - Northern Berkshire Healthcare

  • CM13D10 - Blue Wrap Recycling

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    How to start a blue wrap recycling program in your OR. We'll talk about how to engage the OR staff in the collection process, how to collect and sort the blue wrap and how to find a recycler in your area.

    How to start a blue wrap recycling program in your OR. We'll talk about how to engage the OR staff in the collection process, how to collect and sort the blue wrap and how to find a recycler in your area.

    Speakers:

    Ms. Monique Citro - Fletcher Allen Health Care - Operating Room - OR Equipment Specialist

  • CM13A8- Leed For Healthcare: Inspiring High Performance Healing Environments A Panel Discussion: US Green Building Council, Seton Healthcare Family

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    This panel will provide an overview of the US Green Building Council's LEED for Healthcare, its uptake in the marketplace, and its evolution with the release of LEEDv4 anticipated in June 2013.

    This panel will provide an overview of the US Green Building Council's LEED for Healthcare, its uptake in the marketplace, and its evolution with the release of LEEDv4 anticipated in June 2013. The discussion will also feature insights gleaned from Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas as a pioneer in implementing LEED for Healthcare.

    Speakers:

    Ms. Gallagher-Rogers ; LEED AP - U.S. Green Building Council - Suite 500

    Mrs. Michele Van Hyfte, AIA LEED AP - AIA - Seton Healthcare Family - Network Facilities