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  • Reducing Cost and Environmental Impact in Health Care through a Total Cost of Ownership Tool

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/07/2017

    Join us as we share the outcomes from two health care organizations that have used the Total Cost of Ownership Tool developed by Practice Greenhealth and Truecost. Both organizations will discuss where and how the tool was applied, the user requirements, the targeted products, the outcomes showing the comparison of costs and savings identified.

    Session Description

    With tremendous cost pressures within the U.S. health care system, health care providers are looking at different ways to save money. For many medical devices there are submerged costs that are not always reflected in the purchase price and may not be considered during purchasing decisions. To reduce these costs and associated impacts, the total cost of ownership of a product or service should be included during purchasing decisions to assess the full cost to an organization.

    To address this need, a total cost of ownership tool has been developed to provide purchasers with a standardized and systematic way to consider the environmental costs of products that are procured. These environmental costs are not always readily apparent and may include things like the cost of energy, water or waste disposal. Partnering with Trucost, Practice Greenhealth worked collaboratively with hospitals and health systems, suppliers, and GPOs to build, test, and now deploy a tool for health care.

    This session will share the outcomes from two health care organizations that have used the tool. They will highlight where and how the tool was applied, the user requirements, the targeted products, the outcomes showing the comparison of costs and savings identified. This session will demonstrate the benefit of looking at a total cost of ownership to identify valuable savings opportunities combined with a “win-win” to reduce environmental and human health impacts that are also a priority to shrink health care’s environmental footprint.

    Learning Objectives

    • State the business case for including a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) evaluation in the purchasing process for health care products. 
    • Observe how the TCO tool provides an easy and standardized method to calculate total costs to healthcare to inform purchasing decisions. 
    • List the submerged cost areas that impact the total cost to your organization. 
    • Calculate the savings and outcomes from two case studies that have used the TCO tool.

    Pricing

    Standard Fee: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!


    Andy Madden

    Senior Director of Supply Chain, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

    Andrew Madden is a healthcare professional with over 30 years of experience. He has held a range of leadership roles within healthcare. Currently, as the Senior Director of Supply Chain at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, he is a key senior member of the Institute Operations team with a primary focus on leadership of Supply Chain, Materials Management, Strategic Sourcing, Supplier Contracting, Purchasing, Procurement, Value Analysis, Biomedical Engineering, Central Sterile, Linen, Warehouse/Logistics and Retail Operations. Responsible for over 600 million in spend. Prior to his role at DFCI Andrew held the Director of Materials Management position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

    Mathew Pietro

    LEED AP BD+C, Senior Sustainability Specialist, University Hospitals

    Matthew Pietro serves as Senior Sustainability Specialist for University Hospitals Health System in Northeast Ohio where he manages many sustainability initiatives including advancing a comprehensive energy management strategy and collaborating with community partners covering Northeast Ohio.  UH is also being recognized this year with many awards for their terrific work in sustainability so it’s terrific to have Matt share their efforts with us.

    Beth Eckl (Moderator)

    Director of Environmental Purchasing Program

    Beth Eckl is the Director of the Environmental Purchasing Program for Practice Greenhealth providing technical support, consulting services and training on environmental purchasing for health systems, healthcare facilities and group purchasing organizations. Beth oversees the development of technical, environmental criteria for dozens of medical and non-medical products used in hospitals. She is also responsible for the EPP Specifications Guide for Health Care, the first and only source for health care supply chain professionals. Beth brings more than 15 years of experience in waste management and environmental purchasing to guide members successfully through all the steps in developing and implementing environmental purchasing to fill a critical part of their journey to sustainable health care.

  • Making the Case to Leadership with Practice Greenhealth - September 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/06/2017

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Session Description:

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

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

    Intended Audience:

    Administration, Green Teams, Any individual trying to engage their leadership in sustainability initiatives.

    Learning Objectives:

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

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!

    Janet Howard

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


    Janet Howard leads the facility member engagement team and the Healthier Hospitals program. The team provides fresh content, educational support and technical assistance to Practice Greenhealth facility members and Healthier Hospitals enrollees.  Recent projects include the Employee Engagement Toolkit and fresh content on Materials/WastesEngaged Leadership and the new Less Food to Landfill goal and toolkit.

    The Member Engagement team works together to help organizations recognize the link between sustainability programming and quality, patient experience and performance excellence. Janet's angle is around empowerment and the belief that every person deserves a safe, healthy and respectful environment.

    With Iqbal Mian, Janet developed a strategic deployment consult offering at Practice Greenhealth. The day-long program facilitates the facility or system's vision, mission, goals and elevator speeches for sustainability programming in alignment with overall strategic organizational goals. This senior level engagement results in strategic deployment and optimizes programmatic success.

    Janet pioneered sustainability in health care from 1991-2004 for Continuum Health Partners in New York City. She is a frequent writer on health care sustainability issues for outlets like Greenbiz, CSR Wire and Health Care Design Magazine. Read Janet’s columns on her LinkedIn profile.

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    Contact Info:

    Email: jhoward@practicegreenhealth.org (T): 866.598.2110

  • Data 101 Series: Transportation - Goals, Metrics & Toolkit

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/30/2017

    Introducing the Practice Greenhealth Transportation Toolkit! This webinar will include an overview of the Practice Greenhealth Transportation Goals, identify key transportation performance metrics and data collection processes, and highlight available transportation resources.

    Session Description

    According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Transportation as an industrial sector is the fastest growing and second leading contributor (26%) of US Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions. As major employers in the community and because of their complex supply chain logistics, hospitals are positioned to lead efforts to reduce transportation GHGs by influencing employee commuting options, transitioning to low-emission fleet vehicle management, and scrutinizing supply chain distribution practices.

    Introducing the Practice Greenhealth Transportation Toolkit! This Sharing Call will review the Practice Greenhealth Transportation Goals, identify key transportation performance metrics and data collection processes, and highlight available transportation resources. Gather your colleagues from Facilities, HR, Community Benefit, Occupational Health and Safety and consider the alignment of transportation improvement strategies with occupational, community, and environmental health.

    Suggested audience attendees

    • Sustainability Leader
    • Transportation Manager
    • Purchasing/Supply Chain
    • Facilities
    • Community Benefit
    • Human Resources
    • Occupational Health and Safety

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand Transportation Goals in areas of employee commute, fleet vehicle management, and supply chain practices.
    • Data 101: Identify transportation baseline metrics, data collection processes, and resources.
    • Review the Practice Greenhealth Transportation Toolkit.

    Pricing

    Standard Price: $79 
    Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!


    Julie Moyle

    Membership Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Julie joined Practice Greenhealth as an Outreach and Engagement Specialist in 2015 by way of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, and her role in the campaign as an Outreach Specialist in 2013. A currently practicing registered nurse, she began developing her interests in health care sustainability in 2003 with the opportunity to open and manage the surgery department at the country's first LEED certified hospital in Boulder, CO, where she currently lives. She earned her BSN from Vanderbilt University and Master's degree in Nursing Administration from Duke University. She has worked in the operating rooms of Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida and Duke University Medical Center in clinical and management positions; the University of North Carolina School of Nursing as a visiting research instructor; and Cardinal Health as a consultant specializing in surgical services. Julie enjoys living in Colorado and when not in the office can be found somewhere in the backcountry hiking, skiing and backpacking, or domestically in the garden or kitchen. She volunteers her time as an Advisory Board member for the Philanthropiece foundation, a Boulder-based NGO supporting sustainable and innovative international community development, and has participated in international medical missions.

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    Practice Greenhealth sector performance and recognition director

    DeLoach Lynn manages the Sector Performance department at Practice Greenhealth where she oversees the development of an industry-wide set of performance metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of health care sustainability programs and manages Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards program. DeLoach Lynn brings more than 20 years of experience working with hospitals and health care organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and health care administration and is a LEED-accredited professional.

    Contact Info:

    Christopher Bodkin

    Practice Greenhealth sector performance and recognition data coordinator

    Bodkin’s role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the health care sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both accessibility of sustainability performance data and impact. Bodkin was named to GreenBiz’s 30 Under 30 list for 2018.

    Contact Info:

  • The Future of Transportation in Health Care: A Conversation With Innovative Transportation Thought Leaders

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/23/2017

    Join us for a panel discussion with innovative transportation experts and leaders on the application of research findings and new transportation technologies for the health care sector.

    Session Description

    According to the EPA, in 2014 greenhouse gas emissions from transportation activities accounted for 26 percent of total U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, making it the second largest contributor of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions after the Energy sector.

    These emissions contribute to air pollution and increased rates of respiratory infections and disease, asthma, cardiovascular disease, pre-term births. With the number of automobiles on the world’s roads on pace to double — to more than two billion — by 2030. Hospitals, as major employers and consumers, are in a unique position to influence the trajectory of transportation toward healthier, more connected, active modes of travel.

    Join us for a panel discussion with innovative transportation experts and leaders on the application of research findings and new transportation technologies for the health care sector. The panel will review research findings into the drivers and barriers of multi-modal transit choices; review how ride-sharing technologies are changing how patients and employees move around; and highlight green employee benefit strategies to encourage employees to choose healthier modes of transit. Gather your colleagues from facilities, human resources, community benefit, occupational health and safety and gain insight into how hospitals and health systems are using transportation solutions to improve occupational, environmental, and community health.

    Suggested audience attendees

    • Sustainability Leader
    • Transportation Manager
    • Purchasing/Supply Chain
    • Facilities
    • Community Benefit
    • Human Resources
    • Occupational Health and Safety

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand current and future transportation trends and their associated impacts on employee and community health.
    • Evaluate research findings on drivers and barriers to alternative transportation modes of travel.
    • Assess applications of evolving transportation technologies in areas of patient transport, employee commute, fleet vehicle management, supply chain practices.
    • Describe the role of the health care sector in influencing employee transit mode via green employee benefits.

    Pricing

    Standard Fee: $79 
    Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!

    Susan Kaplan, J.D.

    Research Assistant Professor, Division of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago

    Ms. Kaplan has had 19 years of experience in environmental policy, practice and research, focusing on brownfields, sustainable development and environmental health. Her work at UIC has included developing research projects to promote sustainability in the health care sector and co-writing a report on best practices for increasing building deconstruction and building material reuse. Prior to coming to UIC, Kaplan managed the brownfields program at the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, where she applied for and managed Brownfields Assessment and Cleanup Revolving Loan Fund grants from U.S. EPA and conducted policy research and writing on brownfields and sustainable development issues. She also previously served as assistant director of an energy policy group at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and developed regulations at a federal agency in Washington, D.C. 

    Omar Nagji

    Healthcare Partnerships, Lyft

    Omar Nagji joins the Lyft Healthcare team with 12+ years of Healthcare experience and leads Lyft’s Health System strategy and implementation, focusing on improving patients access to and quality of care while reducing overall costs.  Before joining Lyft, Omar spent several years in the Healthcare Analytics space driving clinical, financial and operational efficiencies; working with partners ranging from single-facility institutions, like Boston Medical Center, to integrated networks such as Community Health Network and Adventist Health.   Omar studied Health Policy & Administration at the University of North Carolina and began his career with Huron Consulting

    Julie Moyle (Moderator)

    Membership Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Julie joined Practice Greenhealth as an Outreach and Engagement Specialist in 2015 by way of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, and her role in the campaign as an Outreach Specialist in 2013. A currently practicing registered nurse, she began developing her interests in health care sustainability in 2003 with the opportunity to open and manage the surgery department at the country's first LEED certified hospital in Boulder, CO, where she currently lives. She earned her BSN from Vanderbilt University and Master's degree in Nursing Administration from Duke University. She has worked in the operating rooms of Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida and Duke University Medical Center in clinical and management positions; the University of North Carolina School of Nursing as a visiting research instructor; and Cardinal Health as a consultant specializing in surgical services. Julie enjoys living in Colorado and when not in the office can be found somewhere in the backcountry hiking, skiing and backpacking, or domestically in the garden or kitchen. She volunteers her time as an Advisory Board member for the Philanthropiece foundation, a Boulder-based NGO supporting sustainable and innovative international community development, and has participated in international medical missions.

    Eric Lerner (Moderator)

    Associate Director, Climate and Health, Health Care Without Harm

    Eric Lerner is the US Climate and Health, Associate Director for Health Care Without Harm.  In his capacity as Associate Director, Eric is actively working with health systems, nurses, doctors, and community allies, to address climate change and it’s impacts on health. Prior to working with Health Care Without Harm, Eric worked in the labor movement for over 25 years, where he coordinated national campaigns to empower low-wage workers and healthcare professionals to organize for dignity, respect, and a voice on the job.

  • Introduction to Practice Greenhealth - August 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/16/2017

    To learn more about maximizing the value of your membership, join our monthly Practice Greenhealth overview and orientation for new and renewing members.

    Session Description

    To learn more about maximizing the value of your membership, join our monthly Practice Greenhealth overview and orientation for new and renewing members. Bring your team and questions as one of our member engagement experts reviews (via presentation and on-line demonstration) the resources available with your Practice Greenhealth membership, and explores how they can be used to support and further sustainability priorities at your facility. An archived recording is always available. Start here and identify your next steps!

    Learning Objectives

    • Align sustainability with organizational, professional missions.
    • Review member benefit resources and navigation/location on PGH website.
    • Identify 3 next step action items to take at your facility.

    *This is a Practice Greenhealth member-only event

    Julie Moyle

    Membership Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Julie joined Practice Greenhealth as an Outreach and Engagement Specialist in 2015 by way of the Healthier Hospitals Initiative, and her role in the campaign as an Outreach Specialist in 2013. A currently practicing registered nurse, she began developing her interests in health care sustainability in 2003 with the opportunity to open and manage the surgery department at the country's first LEED certified hospital in Boulder, CO, where she currently lives. She earned her BSN from Vanderbilt University and Master's degree in Nursing Administration from Duke University. She has worked in the operating rooms of Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida and Duke University Medical Center in clinical and management positions; the University of North Carolina School of Nursing as a visiting research instructor; and Cardinal Health as a consultant specializing in surgical services. Julie enjoys living in Colorado and when not in the office can be found somewhere in the backcountry hiking, skiing and backpacking, or domestically in the garden or kitchen. She volunteers her time as an Advisory Board member for the Philanthropiece foundation, a Boulder-based NGO supporting sustainable and innovative international community development, and has participated in international medical missions.

  • Making the Case to Leadership with Practice Greenhealth - August 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/08/2017

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Session Description:

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

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

    Intended Audience:

    Administration, Green Teams, Any individual trying to engage their leadership in sustainability initiatives.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Understand the free Engaged Leadership Challenge and how it can be used to engage leadership.
    2. Review the Making the Case Worksheet, Champion Worksheet, Sharing Success Worksheet and Proposal Power Point template to facilitate making the case and your facility. 
    3. Participate in discussion and get questions answered.

    Pricing:

    Standard Fee: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Members: FREE!
    Practice Greenehealth Subscribers: FREE!

    Lauren Koch, MENR

    Health Care Without Harm Climate and Health associate director

    Lauren Koch, MA, MENR, holds a dual masters in environment and natural resources/public policy and administration from Ohio State University and is the associate director for Health Care Without Harm’s Climate and Health program with a focus on mitigation and resilience initiatives.

  • Data 101 Series: Water Water Everywhere! How do you measure the facility’s water footprint?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2017

    Join Iqbal Mian and Hermine Levey Weston to understand the expectations of the Practice Greenhealth award application as it pertains to water.

    Session Description 

    Join Iqbal Mian and Hermine Levey Weston to understand the expectations of the Practice Greenhealth award application as it pertains to water. Learn how to collect water use data in order to set water reduction goals and then manage water conservation programs. You will see examples of water management plans and water saving products and projects as well as learn definitions for Water Use Intensity, Cleanable area and Irrigated areas.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Identify three ways to meet the expectations for a high quality water management program
    2. Explore Practice Greenhealth Resources for Less Water
    3. Share your plans for water management data collection with your peers.

    Pricing

    Standard Fee: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Members: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!


    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA

    Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

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

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

    Contact Information:

         Phone: 1-888-521-6664
         Email: hleveyweston@practicegreenhealth.org

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM

    Member Engagement Manager

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM, Member Engagement Manager, manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics. Iqbal received his master of science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a bachelor's in Business Administration and Supply Chain & Operations Management. Iqbal is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator Trained, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in Energy Benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).

    Since 2010, Iqbal led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.

    Iqbal brings a passion for healthier environments, empowerment, multi-facility system organizing, creativity and fun. During his downtime he enjoys mountain biking, videography and family.

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    Contact Info:

    Iqbal Mian
    Email: imian@practicegreenhealth.org
    Phone: 866-329-5170

  • A Healthy Collaboration: Strengthening Communities through Regional Groups

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/26/2017

    This webinar will highlight the process by which these organizations came together to collaborate and the ways that regional collaboration strengthens and improves environmental sustainability initiatives for all involved.

    Session Description

    Sustainability is a team effort, and often this topic cuts across competitive landscapes. Come learn how the region that hosted CleanMed 2017 has achieved tremendous results through a regional connection called the Healthcare Environmental Awareness and Resource Reduction Team Midwest (HEARRT Midwest). HEARRT Midwest is comprised of healthcare representatives, vendors, local/state agencies, and the Minnesota Hospital Association.  It connects Midwest-based healthcare professionals to encourage and support sustainability actions that improve environmental and community health and, reduce costs. 

    The HEARRT Midwest steering committee organizations (CentraCare, Fairview Health Services, Hennepin County Medical Center, HealthPartners, Mayo Clinic, Ridgeview Medical Center, Minneapolis Veterans Administration Healthcare System, MN Hospital Association, MN Technical Assistance Program and Zimmer Environmental Improvement) have shown leadership in healthcare sustainability, winning accolades, awards and increased visibility for their work.  These leading organizations have achieved their success in part due to collaboration and sharing of best practices. This webinar will highlight the process by which these organizations came together to collaborate and the ways that regional collaboration strengthens and improves environmental sustainability initiatives for all involved.

    Learning Objectives

    • Discover how regional healthcare organizations are collaborating to encourage and support sustainability actions in health care that improve the health of the community.
    • Explore the process of how the HEARRT Midwest steering committee organizations formed a voluntary confederation of leading regional health care sustainability professionals, including creation of guiding principles and financial guidelines.
    • Realize the strategies that HEARRT Midwest employs including offering educational seminars, networking opportunities and access to additional educational resources.
    • Learn the successes and challenges of the HEARRT Midwest collaboration including educational seminar survey results, attendance measures and financial support.

    Pricing

    Standard Free: $79*
    Practice Greenhealth Members: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!

    *HEARRT Midwest Members:

    1. A Practice Greenhealth Account is required for access to all Practice Greenhealth webinars.
    2. Account Privileges are determined by the individual's employer organization's membership status. 
    3. HEARRT Members with Member-Level Practice Greenhealth Accounts bypass the $79 fee automatically.
    4. HEARRT Members with standard Practice Greenhealth Accounts: Email Peggy Rademaker to obtain the Discount Code. Please place HEARRT in the subject line.
    5. HEARRT Members without a Practice Greenhealth Account: Complete our Account Request Form. Please identify yourself as a HEARRT Member.
    6.  Unsure if you have a Practice Greenhealth Account? Click HERE

    Lauren Koch, MENR (Moderator)

    Health Care Without Harm Climate and Health associate director

    Lauren Koch, MA, MENR, holds a dual masters in environment and natural resources/public policy and administration from Ohio State University and is the associate director for Health Care Without Harm’s Climate and Health program with a focus on mitigation and resilience initiatives.

    ​Dana A. Slade, CHMM

    Director, Sustainability Programs, HealthPartners, Inc.​

    Dana A. Slade, CHMM, is the Director of Sustainability Programs for HealthPartners. In this role, Mr. Slade is responsible for leading HealthPartners' comprehensive set of sustainability programs. He also is responsible for facilitating the enterprise sustainability steering committee and is a member and co-leader of the organization's green teams and sustainability working groups.

    Prior to joining HealthPartners, Mr. Slade worked in the environmental and compliance management field for over 20 years, primarily in the energy sector. He has extensive experience in regulatory negotiations and is very well versed in leading teams to accomplish diverse goals.

    Mr. Slade graduated with a Master's of Science degree in environmental science from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry in 1992. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in medical microbiology from the University of New Hampshire. He is a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and is a very active leader in local, regional and national sustainability practitioner groups.

    ​Amanda Holloway

    Sustainability Project Leader, Mayo Clinic

    Amanda Holloway is a Section Head in the Division of Facilities Operations for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Amanda oversees Environmental Services and Mayo Clinic’s varied waste and recycling programs, including operations of Mayo Clinic’s Recycling Center and Waste Management Facility. Amanda also serves as Vice Chair for Mayo Clinic’s Green Committee in Rochester, guides enterprise sustainability planning and is helping drive sustainability improvements across the organization.

    Dustin Maddy

    Sustainability Specialist, CentraCare Health

    Dustin Maddy is the Sustainability Specialist for CentraCare Health. He manages CentraCare health’s sustainability program, which includes energy conservation, waste reduction, pollution prevention, and anything else he can think of that falls under the sustainability umbrella. Dustin came to CentraCare in 2012 after working six years in code enforcement. He really enjoys navigating the intricacies of the health system, with the constant goal of reducing the ecological footprint of its operations. Some of Dustin’s favorite things to do at work are upgrading lighting systems, saving money, and keeping employees happy with their workspaces. When not at work, he spends most of his time with his wife trying to keep up with his young children. 

    Catherine Zimmer

    Zimmer Environmental Improvement, LLC

    Zimmer Environmental Improvement, LLC (ZEn) is a consulting firm with 15 years’ experience in healthcare sustainability.  Its principal, Catherine Zimmer is familiar with operations in clinical areas such as the laboratory, patient care, pharmacy and surgery, and non-clinical areas such as environmental services and facilities maintenance.  As a former hazardous waste inspector, she is familiar with environmental compliance especially as it relates to healthcare. 

    Catherine has assisted numerous healthcare facilities with environmental improvement and cost savings using lean strategies and resource optimization that include improved inventory management and product substitution.  Examples include the reduction of infectious waste at a small Minnesota hospital, saving $80,000 annually and assisting with setting par levels in both large and small pharmacies, reducing hundreds of pounds of waste and saving $150,000 per year. 

    Catherine is acquainted with infection prevention criteria, Joint Commission standards, toxicity reduction, and got her start implementing a recycling program at Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria MN.  She has a M.S.  in Environmental Health and B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science.

     

  • Using Performance Data to Drive Goal-Setting: Understanding your Practice Greenhealth Benchmark Report Card

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/20/2017

    Join the Practice Greenhealth Sector Performance Team to review your integrated data package and realize the true value of your membership.

    Session Description

    Performance Reporting is where the rubber hits the road when it comes to Practice Greenhealth membership. Knowing how to access, read, and understand your performance metrics will allow your facility or system to contextualize your data compared to the larger data set as well as set realistic goals for the future. Join the Practice Greenhealth Sector Performance Team to review your integrated data package and realize the true value of your membership.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how to understand your 2017 Benchmark Report Card
    • Leverage your sustainability performance data to drive organizational goal setting
    • Construct SMART sustainability goals using information gleaned from your Metrics Report Card, the PGH Sustainability Benchmark
    • Report and other key data sources

    * This is a Practice Greenhealth Member-only event


    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    Practice Greenhealth sector performance and recognition director

    DeLoach Lynn manages the Sector Performance department at Practice Greenhealth where she oversees the development of an industry-wide set of performance metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of health care sustainability programs and manages Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards program. DeLoach Lynn brings more than 20 years of experience working with hospitals and health care organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and health care administration and is a LEED-accredited professional.

    Contact Info:

    Christopher Bodkin

    Practice Greenhealth sector performance and recognition data coordinator

    Bodkin’s role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the health care sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both accessibility of sustainability performance data and impact. Bodkin was named to GreenBiz’s 30 Under 30 list for 2018.

    Contact Info:

  • Benchmarking Towards Energy Independence

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/19/2017

    Learn how benchmarking plays an instrumental role for hospitals in how they can reduce energy consumption while selecting conservation projects that make business sense for the campus.

    Session Description

    Join Jeff Rich from Gundersen Health, who recently presented at CleanMed on the Top Ten Lessons Learned on the Path to Energy Independence and Iqbal Mian of Practice Greenhealth discuss in detail how benchmarking plays an instrumental role for hospitals in how they can reduce energy consumption while selecting conservation projects that make business sense for the campus.  

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn the inputs to establishing a baseline at your facility and what metrics such as Energy Utilization Index (EUI) mean for your hospital. 
    • Move beyond the baseline with conservation strategies with targeted reduction measures.
    • Gain insight as to how Gundersen Health established criteria for selecting energy projects and other lessons learned along the reduction journey.

    Pricing

    Standard Fee: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: FREE!

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM

    Member Engagement Manager

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM, Member Engagement Manager, manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics. Iqbal received his master of science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a bachelor's in Business Administration and Supply Chain & Operations Management. Iqbal is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator Trained, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in Energy Benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).

    Since 2010, Iqbal led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.

    Iqbal brings a passion for healthier environments, empowerment, multi-facility system organizing, creativity and fun. During his downtime he enjoys mountain biking, videography and family.

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    Contact Info:

    Iqbal Mian
    Email: imian@practicegreenhealth.org
    Phone: 866-329-5170

    Jeff Rich

    Executive Director - Gundersen Envision

    Jeff Rich is responsible for developing Gundersen’s Envision Program, which includes a portfolio of renewable energy projects and energy service offerings. Prior to joining Gundersen he was employed by Trane where he held a variety of Lean-Six Sigma and engineering management positions. Jeff was also employed for six years with John Deere as an industrial engineer and quality quality engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and is a certified Lean-Six Sigma Black Belt.