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  • 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

  • Greening the Supply Chain Series: Integrating Sustainable Purchasing into University Hospitals of Cleveland's Infrastructure

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    Recorded on 4/9/2014: View this informative webinar to learn how University Hospitals are accelerating environmental purchasing in their supply chain.

    Session Description 

    In this session, University Hospitals' (UH) Supply Chain leadership will describe how they leveraged their Healthier Hospitals Initiative (HHI) engagement to advance sustainable procurement globally, including key successes, challenges, and future opportunities.

    At University Hospitals of Cleveland, their engagement in the procurement-related challenges of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative has led to a collaborative infrastructure between Supply Chain, Sustainability and other key stakeholders from departments with significant purchasing volumes, including:

    • Identifying champions from each UH medical center fro each HHI challenge area, comprising system-wide task forces;
    • Developing regular system Supply Chain & Sustainability leadership review of sustainable purchasing goals; and
    • Negotiating with vendors to establish web-based tracking of procurement parameters (including green cleaners, healthy interiors, and other HHI focus areas).

    This has led to greater integration of functional, economic, social, and environmental considerations in their value analysis processes.

    Join us for an informative webinar to learn how University Hospitals is accelerating enviromental purchasing in their supply chain.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand common challenges facing hospital Supply Chain departments in integrating environmentally preferable purchasing principles in procurement practices.
    • Identify key stakeholders required to achive a systematic approach to sustainable procurement in a typical hospital or health system.
    • Outline examples of how a hospital's engagement in the HHI can accelerate the establishment of a comprehensive sustainable procurement strategy.

    Presenters

    Matthew Pietro, Sustainability Specialist, University Hospitals

    Matthew Pietro serves as the Sustainability Specialist for University Hospitals Health System in Northeast Ohio. He has worked as a Development Associate for the New York Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council. Returning to Cleveland, Matthew served as Interim Education and Outreach Coordinator for Cleveland Clinic's Office for a Healthy Environment. He also co-founded a farm in urban Cleveland called Central Roots, which sells seasonal produce to community members and local restaurants. As UH's Sustainability Specialist, Matthew works with the system's Sustainability Manager, Dr. Aparna Bole, in the project management and execution of sustainability initiatives across the health system.

    Suzanne Hoover, Collaborative Purchasing Manager, University Hospitals, Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Certified Materials and Resource Professional

    Suzanne has over 10 years experience in Supply Chain Management with University Hospitals. She has worked as a Purchasing Manager, Contract Administrator and most recently as a Chairperson for a Regional Purchasing Collaborative. She recently joined the EPP efforts on the University Hospitals Sustainability Committee.

    Molly Bammerlin, MBA, Coporate Value Analysis Manager, University Hospitals, Lean Sigma Yellow Belt and ProSci Change Management Certified

    Molly Bammerlin is a supply chain professional with over a decade of experience in the healthcare industry, inclusive of time spent in both the medical sales and hospital purchasing environments. She currently holds the position of Corporate Value Analysis Manager at University Hospitals Health System located in northeast Ohio. Molly is an active participants on UHHS' system-wide Sustainability Council and incorporate sustainable purchasing initiatives and goals into her Value Analysis role. Molly earned her Bachelor of Science in Human and Consumer Sciences from Ohio University and MBA from Lake Erie College, also located in Ohio.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Non-member: $29

  • HHI Series: Greening the Lawn - An Ecological Designer's Perspective on climate, health and landscaping

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    Recorded on 4/2/2014: This session provides a review of the potential for environmental and human healing with landscape management with a case study from various ecosystem based projects.

    Session Description

    This session provides a review of the potential for environmental and human healing with landscape management with a case study from various ecosystem based projects. Jacob Blue will review some of the most recent research regarding the role nature plays in human health as well as explore opportunities for improving the ecological health and function of landscapes. Following that, we will hear a case study from NorthPointe and their lawn-free campus.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the impact turf has on greenhouse gases.
    • Learn about studies linking views and landscape with attention, stress and healing.
    • Consider the value of farming on hospital land as a plan for local sourcing, for education and for resiliency.
    • Hear a case study of a hospital that has worked with our presenter to put evidence into a strategic landscape plan. Hear about challenges, successes and lessons learned.

    Presenters

    Jacob Blue, PLA, ASLA, Landscape Architect, Ecosystems Services Project Manager

    Jacob is a registered Landscape Architect in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. He has been changing how design is done for the last 14 years. A national leader in the emerging fields of Ecosystem Services Management and Ecological Design; he is a classically trained landscape architect and field ecologist. He has coauthored papers and textbooks exploring the nexus of design and ecological science and has participated in and led ecologically-based design projects throughout the United States, India, Peru, and Chile. Using a subtractive rather than an additive design approach, he evaluates the historical and potential ecological communities of a site and then carves out the design program to ensure the maximum ecosystem services can be provided. Jacob holds a Master Degree of Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture from the he Pennsylvania State University-State College. He is an active member of American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, Vegetation Subcommittee and Technical Core, the Sustainable Site Initiative (SITES).

    Gus Larson, B.A. CNMT, RTR, Director, NorthPointe Health & Wellness Campus

    Gus brought 22 years of healthcare experience to the NorthPointe concept team. Gus focused on what was known & perceived as barriers that prevent patients from accessing healthcare. NorthPointe made the bold decision to restore their land to a Northern Illinois Prairie creating a natural, welcoming environment for healthcare delivery. Six years later NorthPointe has had a positive impact on many lives.

    Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wisconsin, 2012 B.A. Business Management
    Stateline Leadership Academy Beloit, Wisconsin,1999 Graduation
    CNMT Certification Boards, September 1992 Certification: C.N.M.T.
    Beloit Memorial Hospital School of Radiology Technology, June 1985 Degree: R.T.

    Pricing

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  • PGH Sharing Call: Earth Day Sharing Call

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    Recorded on 03/26/2014 - Are you planning on celebrating Earth Day 2014 on April 22?Need some new ideas? Did you do something very successful last year that you’d be willing to share with your colleagues? Are you shy, and would enjoy listening to inspiring ideas from others? Then this call is for you!

    Introduction

    Are you planning on celebrating Earth Day 2014 on April 22?Need some new ideas? Did you do something very successful last year that you’d be willing to share with your colleagues? Are you shy, and would enjoy listening to inspiring ideas from others? Then this call is for you!

    Join other Practice Greenhealth community members in learning about or sharing your current or past plans for fun Earth Day events. Getting the discussion started on the session is Paul A. Linzmeyer, Sustainability Leader at ThedaCare, Barbara Hamilton, Sustainability Manager at Palomar Health, and others.

    Presenters

    Barbara Hamilton, System Sustainability Manager, Palomar Health

    Barbara Hamilton is currently the System Sustainability Manager at Palomar Health in North San Diego County. In this capacity she oversees a comprehensive sustainability program for the health system. Program initiatives include energy and water efficiency, waste reduction & recycling, healthy food, environmentally preferred purchasing, alternative transportation, gardens & sites, and engagement.

    Barbara has served as Chair for the Novation Environmental Advisory Group, a nation-wide advisory working to green the healthcare supply chain. She co-chairs the San Diego Nutrition in Healthcare Leadership Team, working to support Healthy Food in Healthcare initiatives. And she is also an active member of Practice Greenhealth and the Healthier Hospitals Initiative.

    A LEED Green Associate, Barbara has received numerous awards from the Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce during her tenure as Chair of the Sustainability Committee, and also for the success of her sustainability consulting business: Eco-Stream. Her leadership has helped Palomar Health to receive six consecutive Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth, and has herself received an award for Excellence in Sustainability Management in an Acute Care Hospital setting.

    Paul Linzmeyer, Sustainability Leader, Thedacare

    Paul Linzmeyer has the new position of Sustainability Leader for the Wisconsin-based health system, Thedacare, in December 2012. Thedacare created Paul’s position for their focus on energy, waste and water conservation as a system wide initiative for its five hospital health system with 30+ offsites and the largest employer in North East Wisconsin.

    Paul worked on environmental stewardship for over 30 years. He was a US delegate to the Organization Economic Corporation and Development; participated in the UW Nelson Institute's Climate Change Impacts Committee and Chaired the Industry Committee of the Wisconsin Global Warming Task Force in 2007.

    Paul works in Facilities Management, but in his corporate role at Thedacare, is able to work with every department within the system. Thedacare are members of Practice Greenhealth and active participants in HHI.

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  • HHI Series: Investment in Employee Health & Wellness with a Research Update from Vanderbilt Health

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    Recorded on 3/18/2014: Take away tips to link employee wellness to health care spending. Understand one organization's success in linking wellness with environmental stewardship activities.

    Session Description

    Increasingly businesses are discovering the linkage between employee well being, employee engagement and business performance.

    Ironically, hospital workers are sicker than the general population. Health, wellness and the physical environment play a critical role in staff engagement and quality performance. There is a high correlation between patient satisfaction scores and staff engagement, as well as between employee engagement and financial success.

    What drives employee engagement? 1. Worker engagement is improved when the staff perceives that leadership cares about their well-being, and 2. staff engagement relates to the health of the work environment. Staff engagement and the health of the employee is a business issue and if wellness and environmental stewardship programs are not given adequate funding or support, the downstream impact of quality and satisfaction will be impacted.

    Join us for a call with employee engagement expert Eric Parmenter who will share research and evidence around the business value of investing in health and wellness. Eric will discuss the poor health of the hospital workforce, the drivers of employee engagement and the key tenets of successful wellness programs.

    Mary Yarbrough, MD, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine and Executive Director of Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Program for Vanderbilt University will share a case study from her work at Vanderbilt (which resulted in 25 percent reduced costs associated with staff health care costs) and an overview of employee wellness initiatives through the World Health Organization and CDC’s model for a healthy work place and the emphasis on a healthy environment. This blueprint provides a foundation for the business case for healthier environments. Dr. Yarbrough will also share tips on evaluation and innovation in developing partnerships and the relationship between wellness and environmental stewardship at Vanderbilt.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the business case and return on investment for engaging the health care worker.
    • Recognize the link between an engaged worker and a reduction in health care costs.
    • Take away tips to link employee wellness to health care spending.
    • Understand one organization’s success in linking wellness with environmental stewardship activities.

    Presenters

    Eric Parmenter, Vice President Employer Services at Evolent Health

    Eric Parmenter, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, RHU, REBC, SPHR, CEBS, MBA is Vice President of Employer Services for Evolent Health. He is a former Vice President of Consultant at HighRoads and Senior Consultant and Principal with Towers Watson. He has worked in the employee benefits business for over 25 years, serving as an adviser to his hospital and health system clients, developing innovative total rewards strategies that align with client needs, objectives and strategies.
    Eric is a recognized national leader in the hospital health system industry and a recognized expert on the impact of Health Care Reform on health care providers. He is a consultant with deep experience in health plan strategy, design, wellness and productivity.

    Dr. Mary Yarbrough, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine, Executive Director of Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Programs, Vanderbilt

    Dr. Yarbrough earned an M.D. from Vanderbilt and an MPH from Johns Hopkins. She completed residencies at Vanderbilt (Internal Medicine) and Johns Hopkins (Preventive Medicine and Public Health) and is boarded in Internal Medicine, General Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and Occupational Medicine. She is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt. She is the Executive Director of Vanderbilt’s Faculty/Staff Health and Wellness Programs, which includes the Occupational Health Clinic; the Child and Family Centers; Work/Life Connections--EAP, including the Faculty/Physician Wellness and Nurse Wellness Programs; and Health Plus, Vanderbilt’s health promotion program. Previously she served as a Luce Scholar in Sabah Malaysia, as a consultant to the World Health Organization, and as Director of Environmental Epidemiology for the Tennessee Department of Health.

    Pricing

    Member: $0   Non-member: $0