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  • CM14A3-Baptist Health Partners with Businesses for Pharmaceutical Waste Management Success

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    Recorded on 06/03/2014-This session will share a case study from Baptist Health South Florida and will focus on implementation strategies for an efficient and compliant pharmaceutical waste reusable bin management program, including team development, identification of business partners, medication labeling, bin placement, training and ongoing monitoring.

    Session Description

    This session will share a case study from Baptist Health South Florida and will focus on implementation strategies for an efficient and compliant pharmaceutical waste reusable bin management program, including team development, identification of business partners, medication labeling, bin placement, training and ongoing monitoring. Baptist Health has collaborated with Daniels-Zenith to manufacture a full line of patented containers bringing safety, efficiency, and environmentally friendly solutions.

    Presenters

    Katina Fernandez-Huici, CPhT, RPT, Manager, Pharmacy Special Programs, Baptist Health South Florida | Christie Juez, CPhT, RPT, Pharmaceutical Waste Program Administrator, Baptist Health South Florida | Tyler Purtill, Business Manager, Daniels Sharpsmart, Inc | Michael McGann, Director of Business Development, Zenith Environmental Services

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14A4-Global Green and Healthy Hospitals - Sustainability in Health Care Around the World

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    Recorded on 06/03/2014 - Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), founded by Health Care Without Harm in 2012, is a worldwide network of hospitals, health systems and health organizations committed to sustainability.

    Session Description

    Global Green and Healthy Hospitals (GGHH), founded by Health Care Without Harm in 2012, is a worldwide network of hospitals, health systems and health organizations committed to sustainability. It continues to grow and evolve — institutions representing the interests of more than 4,500 hospitals are now members. Panelists will discuss sustainability initiatives from three continents, and how GGHH is promoting connection, collaboration and innovation among them.

    Presenters

    Dong Shin, MD, Yonsei University Health System, South Korea | Marcos Tucherman, Sustainability Manager, Albert Einstein Hospital, Sao Paulo, Brazil | Scott Slotterback, Global Green and Healthy Hospitals Policy Director, Health Care Without Harm

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14A5-Implementing and Documenting the HHI Safe Chemicals Challenges

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    Recorded on 06/03/2014 - The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) represents a shared leadership to promote healthier communities, including reductions in exposures to harmful chemicals. In this session, Beaumont Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente will serve as case studies for how to implement the Safer Chemicals Challenge, discussing best practices, steps for overcoming challenges, internal messaging, strategies for achieving the challenges, and key partnerships with vendors in the purchase of safer materials.

    Session Description

    The Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) represents a shared leadership to promote healthier communities, including reductions in exposures to harmful chemicals. In this session, Beaumont Health Systems and Kaiser Permanente will serve as case studies for how to implement the Safer Chemicals Challenge, discussing best practices, steps for overcoming challenges, internal messaging, strategies for achieving the challenges, and key partnerships with vendors in the purchase of safer materials. The session will provide participants engaged in the HHI Safer Chemicals Challenge with the opportunity to share their own experience and to learn from other participating hospitals about potential solutions to barriers to success.

    Presenters

    Aparna Bole, MD, Sustainability Manager, University Hospitals, Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, CWRU School of Medicine, University Hospitals | Vanessa Lochner, Director, EPP Program, Kaiser Permanente

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14A6-Balanced Menus: Addressing Antibiotic Resistance and Climate Change in the Cafeteria

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    Recorded on 06/03/2014 - On average, Americans eat 33 percent more meat than is recommended by the USDA. This meat-heavy diet has negative environmental and public health impacts. Globally, livestock for meat and dairy production accounts for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. In addition, approximately 80 percent of all of the antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in agriculture, primarily for meat production, which is contributing to a sharp increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria.

    Session Description

    On average, Americans eat 33 percent more meat than is recommended by the USDA. This meat-heavy diet has negative environmental and public health impacts. Globally, livestock for meat and dairy production accounts for 18 percent of the world's greenhouse gases. In addition, approximately 80 percent of all of the antibiotics used in the U.S. are used in agriculture, primarily for meat production, which is contributing to a sharp increase in antibiotic resistant bacteria. Two important strategies that are part of the Balanced Menus program for health care facilities, "Less Meat and Better Meat", can help to offset both the climate impacts of meat production and the rise of antibiotic resistant bacteria. Balanced Menus asks hospitals to reduce their meat purchases by 20 percent, well within dietary recommendations, and utilize the cost savings to purchase more sustainably-raised meats. Hear real-life Balanced Menus strategies and ideas for implementation from Barbara Hamilton at Palomar Health, and the results of the Balanced Menus Challenge evaluation project conducted in participating Maryland hospitals.

    Presenters

    Tarah Ranke, MPH, Microbiologist (ASCP), University of Maryland, Baltimore | Barbara Hamilton, LEED Green Associate, LEED AP, System Sustainability Manager,

    Palomar Health

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • CM14A7-Energy Investment Successes from Hospital CFO's

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    Recorded on 06/03/2014-As an increasing number of hospitals plan for energy related projects, this session will clearly illustrate the many advantages to peer-to-peer communications and how hospitals can build on one another's successes through project visibility.

    Session Description 

    This session by four hospital CFOs who have made significant and replicable investment in energy projects, two energy specific companies who have been involved in energy conservation on an international scale, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy, will review energy investment strategies, creative and timely approaches to achieving environmentally sensitive energy infrastructure alterations and a new website through which hospital CFOs and others in the sector can share successes, learn from one another, and create a forum for bringing the environmental, financial and social aspects of energy alterations to the forefront of thinking in the fiscal operations of health care facilities. As an increasing number of hospitals plan for energy related projects, this session will clearly illustrate the many advantages to peer-to-peer communications and how hospitals can build on one another's successes through project visibility.

    Presenters

    Drew M Chidester, Sr. Director Energy and Environmental, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian Shadyside | Ed Karlovich, Chief Financial Officer, Hospital and Community Services Division, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center | Michael Allen, Chief Financial Officer, Gundersen Health System | Erin Richmond, Project Manager, JDM Associates

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • Green Build Series: Going Green, Chasing Gold - The Story Of Methodist Olive Branch Hospital

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    Recorded on 5/29/14: This presentation will address some of MOBH's most innovative green design features, including a geothermal HVAC system and dynamic, photoelectric glass that automatically adjusts its tint to reduce solar gain.

    Session Description

    Methodist Olive Branch Hospital, opened August 26, 2013 in Olive Branch, MS, features several green design innovations only rarely seen in the U.S., and is currently on track for LEED Gold certification under the LEED HC rating system. If certified, it would be the first LEED HC Gold facility in the world. This presentation will address some of MOBH's most innovative green design features, including a geothermal HVAC system and dynamic, photoelectric glass that automatically adjusts its tint to reduce solar gain. Using MOBH as a case study, design team members will explain how an Integrated Project Delivery model helped the project achieve the client's high expectations for energy efficiency while still remaining under a limited budget and on a fast-track schedule - 24 months from conception to completion. Presenters will go over a series of lessons learned, ranging from the challenges of selecting the most efficient HVAC system to best practices for implementing the IPD model. Attendees will leave with concrete, practical strategies for conceptualizing, selecting and installing green design elements in their own projects.

    Learning Objectives

    • Examine innovative green design features not yet common in the health care industry, including geothermal HVAC systems and photoelectric glass.
    • Outline best practices for HVAC selection aligning energy, maintenance and cost considerations.
    • Identify agreements and methods necessary to keep IPD projects on-budget and on-schedule.
    • Discuss how the IPD approach can facilitate more sustainable, efficient designs.

    Presenters

    Greg Gore, AIA, NCARB, Principal-in-Charge, Gresham, Smith and Partners

    Gregory A. Gore, AIA, NCARB, is a Senior Healthcare Principal for GS&P’s Nashville Design Studio. Having recently completed several greenfield and replacement hospital projects, Greg's clients have commented on his ability to blend creativity and functionality.

    Greg has been involved with a diverse range of projects with clients such as HCA, CHS Ascension, Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare and Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville. By exceeding expectations and project successes, ongoing partnerships have been established developing opportunities for continued GS&P involvement. He has also been successful implementing BIM and IPD methods for the new Middle Tennessee Medical Center in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Methodist Olive Branch Hospital in Olive Branch, Mississippi.

    With over 25 years of experience in healthcare architecture, Greg brings exceptional leadership and knowledge to every project. Greg is trusted and respected by his peers, truly displaying a team atmosphere when it comes to working with all members of the project team. Greg is an AIA Member, as well as a registered architect in nine states.

    David Zegley AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, Project Architect, Gresham, Smith & Partners

    David Zegley, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, is an architect in GS&P’s Healthcare market. David has more than 7 years of experience designing for a wide variety of healthcare clients, with a focus on sustainability and green design. Outside of the office, he enjoys designing and building furniture and spending time with his family.

    Eric Sheffer, LEED AP, Principal/Sustainability, Smith Seckman Reid Facilities Commissioning

    At SSRCx, a facilities commissioning and sustainability consulting firm, Eric manages a team of building performance and sustainability professionals who work with contractors, designers, and owners to build and maintain more sustainable facilities. His expertise is collaborating with project teams to achieve the performance goals and a high quality and environmentally sound building within the project’s design, operational, and budgetary parameters. Eric has worked on healthcare, corporate, and institutional projects for private, state, and federal clients.

    Eric began working with the sustainability of buildings and campuses while in graduate school at the Pennsylvania State University where he was involved in the research and writing of the Penn State Indicators sustainability report & manual. He worked in the design and construction of light commercial and green residential projects for several years. Eric serves as an adjunct lecturer on Building Systems and LEED® for Vanderbilt University’s Graduate School

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $29 Construction Specialties Guest: $0

  • HHI Series: Leaner Energy - Achieving Reductions in Energy Use and Cost Savings with ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager

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    Recorded on 5/15/2014: Join Clark Reed, U.S. EPA's National Program Manager for Health Care, to get an understanding of how EPA's ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool can help provide a foundation for your energy management program.

    Session Description

    Join Clark Reed, U.S. EPA’s National Program Manager for Health Care, to get an understanding of how EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager tool can help provide a foundation for your energy management program. Since you can’t manage what you don’t measure, Portfolio Manager provides an online tool to track energy and water consumption, as well as greenhouse gas emissions, but that’s not all. Hospitals can set energy reduction baselines and targets in Portfolio Manager, and integrate the key performance metrics into a strategic management plan. Portfolio Manager also makes it easy to produce custom reports and share data. And maybe you’ll be able to join the top 25% of energy-efficient buildings nationwide and apply for ENERGY STAR certification.

    Learning Objectives

    This session will enable you to:

    • Identify the common myths about energy savings
    • Align your energy savings goals with national data
    • Compare your energy management program with leading companies
    • Maximize the use your hospital’s ENERGY STAR score

    Presenter

    Clark Reed, National Program Manager ENERGY STAR, US Environmental Protection Agency

    Clark Reed serves as a National Program Manager for ENERGY STAR at the US Environmental Protection Agency where he works with commercial building partners to identify energy opportunities, promote energy efficiency best practices, and recognize top performing buildings. He managed EPA’s efforts to establish a national energy performance rating scale for hospitals, medical offices, and most recently, senior living communities.

    Mr. Reed has over sixteen years’ of experience writing and speaking on energy issues for the EPA. He earned a BA in Economics from the University of Washington and his MA in Environmental Policy from Tufts University. 

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $0

  • Greening the Supply Chain Series: 2014: An Opportunity For Hospitals To Reduce Toxic Exposure To Flame Retardant Chemicals, Reduce Expenses And Help Transform The Marketplace

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    Recorded on 5/6/2014: In 2014 furniture suppliers can meet a new flammability standard without harmful flame retardants. Gain helpful tools to help minimize toxic exposure and reduce expenses.

    Session Description

    In 2014 furniture suppliers can meet a new flammability standard without harmful flame retardants. Gain helpful tools to help minimize toxic exposure and reduce expenses.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the environmental and public health impacts of flame retardant chemicals.
    • Learn how the changing regulations impact healthcare and what positive changes can be achieved.
    • Learn how to work with your supplier to identify environmentally preferable products and how to specify products that meet the new regulation without flame retardants.
    • Learn how you can help transform the marketplace for safer furniture products.

    Presenters

    Judy Levin, Pollution Prevention Co-Director, Center for Environmental Health


    Judy works to shift Bay Area hospitals to environmentally preferable purchasing practices, particularly for electronics. Before coming to CEH, she was the co-founder of Family Support Services of the Bay Area and has worked in the non-profit arena for 25 years. Judy received her B.A. degree in social work from the University of California at Berkeley and her Masters Degree in social work from the University of Michigan.

    Jean Hansen, FIIDA, LEED Fellow, AAHID, EDAC, CID, Sustainable Interiors Manager, HDR's San Francisco office


    Jean is the Sustainable Interiors Manager for HDR Architecture’s Sustainable Design Solutions team and firm globally; based in San Francisco, California with 30+ years of experience in interior design, planning and sustainable design. She is responsible for advancing HDR’s sustainability initiatives in research, internal standards development and in project work for healthcare, commercial and institutional environments globally. She has worked on the development of many nationally recognized sustainable resources, including BIFMA’s level and e3, Green Guide for Health Care and was a core committee member in the development of the USGBC’s LEED Healthcare rating system and more recently a committee member in the development of the Health Product Declaration (HPD). She is now a board member on the HPD Collaborative Board. She also served on Kaiser Permanente’s (KP) High Performance Building Committee for ten years and was involved in the development of KP’s national sustainable design standards. Jean is working on or has worked on over thirty LEED projects, developed sustainable guidelines for organizations, and a number of manufacturers, provided sustainable training for a variety of clients, and integrated sustainability into multi-million dollar projects

    Rachel L. Gibson, JD, MPP, Director of Safer Chemicals Program, Health Care Without Harm


    Rachel Gibson, JD, MPP, is Director of the Safer Chemicals Program for Health Care Without Harm (HCWH). In this role, she coordinates HCWH’s efforts to advance public policies to strengthen chemical safety in the United States and to shift the market toward safer chemicals through institutional purchasing and policies in the health care sector. She currently serves on the steering committee of the Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Coalition. Rachel previously directed the environmental health program for Environment California, a statewide advocacy organization, where she led numerous campaigns, including one to pass first-in-the-nation legislation restricting the use of phthalates in children’s products. In this position, she authored “Toxic Baby Bottles: Scientific Study Finds Leaching Chemicals in Clear Plastic Baby Bottles” and “Moving Toward a Green Chemical Future” and co-authored “The Right Start: The Need to Eliminate Toxic Chemicals from Baby Products” and “Toxic Baby Furniture: The Latest Case for Making Products Safe from the Start”. Prior to joining Environment California, Rachel worked as an environmental litigation associate at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, where she specialized in federal Clean Air Act litigation. She previously clerked for the Honorable Michael R. Murphy of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Rachel received her J.D. from UC Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law and Master in Public Policy from Harvard University.

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $29

  • PGH Sharing Call: Inova Health System’s Green Ambassador Program

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    Recorded on 05/06/2014 - ​Join Inova Health System’s Carolyn Billetdeaux who will be sharing information about Inova’s newly implemented Green Ambassadors program for employees.

    Introduction

    Join Inova Health System’s Carolyn Billetdeaux who will be sharing information about Inova’s newly implemented Green Ambassadors program for employees. The Green Ambassadors program trains employees with the skills they need to act as sustainability specialists within their workplaces, and creates a way for passionate team members to take on sustainability projects of their own. Find out how Inova’s Office of Sustainability has structured this volunteer-based program to combine healthcare-specific sustainability training, customized education based on each participant’s interests, and relevant participation opportunities.

    Objectives

    • Take away action items to develop an effective employee training and engagement program at your facility.
    • Share and exchange ideas for other Green Champion programs.
    • Understand the value of departmental champions for driving change at the departmental level.

    Presenters

    Carolyn Billetdeaux, Sustainability Associate, Inova Health System

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  • Sustainable Operations Series: Healthy Food in Health Care - Putting Sustainability on the Menu

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    Recorded on 4/30/2014: Learn about the environmental and public health benefits of purchasing sustainably produced food. Hear case study examples from across the country of hospitals increasing their sustainable food purchasing efforts. Be introduced to key resources for goal setting, implementing, tracking and reporting for successful hospital sustainable food purchasing initiatives.

    Session Description

    By prioritizing sustainable food, hospitals can move the food system in a more sustainable direction; improve the health of their patients, staff, and visitors; and invest in the well-being of communities and the environment. The way food is produced, processed, distributed, and consumed has significant impacts on human health, climate change, air and water pollution, and the viability of future agricultural production. In this session we will explore these environmental and public health motivations for building sustainable food purchasing initiatives at hospitals and hear about hospitals in California, Washington and New England working on increasing their purchasing of a range of food product categories from produce to meat and seafood, and the strategies and key resources they used to create these successful programs.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn about the environmental and public health benefits of purchasing sustainably produced food.
    • Hear case study examples from across the country of hospitals increasing their sustainable food purchasing efforts.
    • Be introduced to key resources for goal setting, implementing, tracking and reporting for successful hospital sustainable food purchasing initiatives.

    Presenters

    Kathy Pryor, MA, Washington Healthy Food in Health Care Project

    Kathy Pryor is the Washington State Healthy Food in Health Care Program Director for Health Care Without Harm. She has a Masters in Environment & Community with a focus in Local & Sustainable Food Systems, and has worked on food issues with Food & Water Watch, Washington Toxics Coalition, and Washington Physicians for Social Responsibility. She is the author of the children's book "Sylvia's Spinach" and the forthcoming "Zora's Zucchini".


    Kendra Klein, California Healthy Food in Health Care Project

    Kendra Klein is a writer, researcher, and advocate whose work focuses on the nexus of sustainable food systems and public health. She is a Senior Program Associate at Physicians for Social Responsibility where she coordinates the California Healthy Food in Health Care program of Health Care Without Harm. Klein received her PhD from the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. Her research examined the movement toward environmental nutrition in the health care sector, including supply chain issues related to hospital sourcing of sustainable foods. Klein worked on a variety of environmental health campaigns as a community organizer and program associate at the national non-profit organization Breast Cancer Action, including chemical policy reform, corporate accountability related to pink ribbon fundraising, and precautionary principle implementation. She has apprenticed on organic farms in California and Hawaii and ran a Farm & Garden summer program at Children's Day School in San Francisco. Klein is a 2011 Switzer Environmental Fellow and has written for The Nation, Environmental Politics, and Civil Eats. She holds a bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Environmental Studies from Miami University of Ohio.

    John Stoddard, New England Healthy Food in Health Care Project

    John Stoddard, MS. is a Healthy Food in Health Care Coordinator for the global non-profit organization, Health Care Without Harm. He works throughout New England on facilitating local and sustainable food procurement for health care institutions, with a specific focus on Connecticut and Rhode Island. Prior to joining the New England team, John worked on these efforts in Oregon through the Oregon Center for Environmental Health. John began his career in the waste reduction field, working with institutions and municipalities to decrease their landfill bound waste.

    He has experience as an independent sustainability consultant to Boston restaurants, and is a founder of Higher Ground Farm, a Boston-based urban agriculture company that grows food on rooftops and other urban spaces. He earned his Master of Science from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition specializing in the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program. 

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Non-member: $29