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  • 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.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    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.

  • CleanMed 2017

    Contains 56 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/16/2017

    The recordings from CleanMed 2017 are now available. All the Concurrent Sessions were recorded and are available for free to CleanMed 2017 Full-Conference Member and Sponsor Attendees.

    Thanks to all the attendees, volunteers, and leaders that made CleanMed 2017 May 16-18 in Minneapolis, MN yet another success! The learning doesn't have to end when the conference does. For Practice Greenhealth Members and Sponsors who attended CleanMed 2016, simply enter the VIP code provided in your notification email for complimentary access to all recordings. Explore the plenary and conference sessions delivered across tracks including Leadership, Climate & Energy, Waste Management, Green Building, Safer Materials, Greening the Supply Chain, and Food.

    Did you miss the event, or were you unable to attend? This package is available for purchase for members ($199) and Nonmembers ($299) You can access and download the presentation materials from most of the sessions held across the three-day event.

    Hope you enjoy the sessions!


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    Please note that all users must have a Practice Greenhealth account in order to access the content on Greenhealth Academy. You may request a PGH account here

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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/12/2017

    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 Members: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscribers: 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: Energy Benchmarking – How to Conduct an Energy Baseline

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/11/2017

    Join Chris Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance & Recognition and Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth as they team up with the EPA’s Health Care Portfolio Manager staff to de-mystify the process of energy benchmarking by discussing the goals, measures and calculation details needed to move along the three levels.

    Session Description

    Don’t know your hospital’s energy utilization index (EUI) or Energy Star score? No problem.  The Healthier Hospitals Leaner Energy Challenge, a program within Practice Greenhealth, has all the tools and tips to get a hospital started.  Level 1 encourages facilities to establish a baseline. This crucial step empowers users to understand where their hospitals is performing in national benchmarks by guiding them through the key steps and data needed. It’s not as difficult as one may think. Level 2 continues the challenge to reduce the energy intensity by five percent from baseline with Level 3 increasing the performance to 10%.

    Chris Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance & Recognition and Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth, team up with the EPA’s EnergyStar Portfolio Manager staff to de-mystify the process of energy benchmarking by discussing the goals, measures and calculation details needed to move along the three levels.  You can also use these tools to benchmark your home and discover how well it consumes energy.

    Learning Objectives 

    • Become familiar with the Leaner Energy Challenge (Level 1-3) and EPA’s Portfolio Manager.
    • Learn the inputs to establishing a baseline at your facility and what these metrics of Energy Utilization Index (EUI) and Energy Star score imply.
    • Move beyond the baseline with conservation strategies with targeted reduction measures.

    Pricing

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


    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:

    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.

    ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    Contact Info:

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

  • GOR Energy Series: Effectively Managing Waste Anesthesia Gas

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/21/2017

    Join us as for a conversation on how to effectively manage waste anesthesia gas.

    Session Description 

    The energy and equipment needed to safely evacuate Waste Anesthesia Gas (WAG) in the Operating Room (OR) may be operating during unoccupied periods, wasting energy and wearing out equipment.  Concurrently, minimizing the atmospheric exhaust of WAG is considered a key strategy in reducing a health facility’s carbon footprint.  The Global Warming Potential over 100 years (GWP100) of commonly used anesthetic agents and medical gases are eye-popping: sevoflurane 130x, isoflurane 510x, and desflurane 2540x  one metric equivalent of carbon dioxide (CO2), and nitrous oxide (298x) persists in the atmosphere over a much longer timeframe. In 2016, 60% of GOR Circle of Excellence award winners calculated the carbon footprint of their anesthetic gas emissions.

    Gather your anesthesia, perioperative, biomed, and facilities colleagues and learn about emerging technologies to reduce scavenger system demand. Gain insight from Practice Greenhealth members and their experiences implementing a dynamic gas scavenger system.  Hear from clinical and technical experts from Cleveland Clinic, the University of Wisconsin and others as they discuss energy reduction strategies and alternatives to venting waste anesthesia gas to outside air. Join us and learn how you can be part of the solution!  

    Learning Objectives 

    1. Understand the environmental impacts of anesthesia agents and medical gases used in the OR.
    2. Identify multidisciplinary partners, and gain insight into Leadership, Anesthesia Dept., Biomedical Engineering, Facilities perspectives.
    3. Evaluate emerging technologies for additional energy and WAG reduction opportunities.
    4. Assess case study results from facilities which have implemented a DGSS system

    Presenters

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    Karin Zuegge, MD, Associate Chair for Education, Department of Anesthesiology, UW Health Medical Director of Sustainability, University of Wisconsin – Madison
    Dr. Zuegge is an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Wisconsin  - Madison. She serves as the Medical Director of Sustainability for UW Health and is the Associate Chair for Education in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Zuegge is an active member of the ASA Environmental Task Force. 


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    Julie K. Moyle, MSN, RN, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth

    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 Hospital at the University of Florida and Duke University Medical Center in clinical and management positions.

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    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Member Engagement, Greening the OR Manager, Practice Greenhealth 

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

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    Jon E. Utech, Senior Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic

    Jon E. Utech is the Senior Director of the Office for a Healthy Environment at Cleveland Clinic, where he develops sustainability strategies to emphasis connection of environmental stewardship to our healthcare mission. Jon directs the Clinic's sustainability program covering energy demand reduction, recycling, LEED, Climate Resilience, green supply chain, water reduction, engagement and Reporting. Jon manages relationships with the EPA, DOE, OHA, City of Cleveland and EIMC to support these programs. Jon earned his MBA and MPOD from Case Western Reserve University and a BA in History at Dartmouth College. Jon is also an Associate Professor at Baldwin Wallace University and CWRU teaching sustainability strategy. Jon has more than 18 years of corporate strategy and planning experience and 10 years of corporate sustainability program and renewable energy experience prior to joining Cleveland Clinic in 2013.

    imageJonathan Uber, Chief Operating Officer, AGR, Inc.

    Pricing

    Member: $0
    Subscriber: $0
    Non-Member: $79

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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/08/2017

    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:

    List Price: FREE!
    Health Care Members: FREE!
    Business Subscribers: 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

  • Green Employee Benefits: Engaging Employees in Climate Solutions

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/31/2017

    Have you heard about the Practice Greenhealth’s “Green Employee Benefit” program? Join us for a webinar as we show you how this program can provide health systems with meaningful opportunities to engage employee’s on low cost or no cost strategies to promote climate change solutions.

    Session Description

    As the Lancet 2015 Commission pointed out, tackling climate change could be the greatest global health opportunity of the 21st century. Health care systems and hospitals can advance their mission of protecting human health by engaging employees and involving them in solutions to address climate change. During this session, we will focus on Practice Greenhealth’s “Green Employee Benefit” program, which provide health systems with meaningful opportunities to engage employee’s on low cost or no cost strategies to promote climate change solutions. Providing incentives and programming to employees to improve the health of their homes, families, and friends is a way to extend the “culture of caring” beyond the walls of the organization. For any hospital or health system interested in creating or expanding their employee engagement program, join us! Learn how your health system can provide employees with:

    • Discounts for purchasing and installing solar panels for their homes.
    • Access to locally grown fruit and veggies through participation in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs.
    • “Green Retirement” options that don’t invest in fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas.
    • Discounts for purchasing Electric-bikes.

    Learning Objectives

    • Attendees will gain a better understanding of Green Employee Benefits and how they improve employee engagement/satisfaction/retention as well as provide community climate solutions
    • Know where to access these resources at Practice Greenhealth website
    • Use this information to take ACTION and start offering Green Employee Benefits at your organization

    Presenters

    imageRichard Beam, Chief Environmental Office, Providence Saint Joseph Health

    Richard has more than 40 years experience in energy and environmental related fields. His extensive background includes energy & mechanical design and applications engineering; construction and contract management and electric utility account management. He served as Providence’s Senior Energy Director for over 23 years, working with their facilities, construction directors, utility companies, and energy service providers in the western United States. Mr. Beam’s educational background is in the disciplines of mechanical engineering, communications, and business. The Association of Energy Engineers honored Richard as their 2007-08 Energy Manager of the Year for their Western United States Region. He was the 2004 Association of Professional Energy Managers State of Oregon Energy Manager of the Year. Providence was honored to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2009 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence in Energy Management. Providence was also the 2004 and 2008 recipient of that honor. Richard served for six years on the Board of Directors of the NW Energy Efficiency Alliance and also served on the USDOE Hospital Energy Alliance Steering Committee. He currently represents Providence on the national Healthcare Climate Council. In 2015, Mr. Beam was appointed Chief Environmental Officer for the enterprise by CEO, Dr. Rod Hochman. “Richard’s new role will elevate visibility for our commitment to environmental stewardship both in communities we serve and nationally,” said Dr. Hochman.

    imageThresa Pattee, Food Program Coordinator, Practice Greenhealth 

    Thresa brings 10 years of experience working in broadline foodservice distribution sales with a focus on healthcare institutions. She also piloted the first Sustainability Specialist position at US Foods San Francisco and helped to bring environmentally driven purchasing forward in the company's culture. She received a B.A in Marketing and French from Portland State University and an M.B.A in Sustainable Business from San Francisco State University. She recently moved back to her hometown of Bozeman, Montana where she enjoys skiing, hiking, fishing, and all that the beautiful Montana wilderness has to offer.

    imageErin Gray, Marketing and Strategic Analysis at Green Century Capital Management 

    Erin supports financial advisors, coordinates sustainable investing event participation and leads special analytical projects. Prior to joining Green Century more than a decade ago, Erin performed financial analysis for an environmental consulting firm and worked at a public accounting firm. She earned her BA from Smith College and her MBA and Masters of Environmental Management from Yale University.

    imageEric Lerner, Climate Program, 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 wageworkers and healthcare professionals to organize for dignity, respect, and a voice on the job.

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    Lauren Kleinman Koch, Outreach and Engagement Specialist at Practice Greenhealth

    Lauren Kleinman Koch is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for Practice Greenhealth, in addition to her project management responsibilities for Healthier Hospitals, the Market Transformation Group, and working with the HCWH Climate Program to bring fresh content on climate and health to Practice Greenhealth. Prior to joining the organization, Lauren earned a dual Masters in environment and natural resources / public policy and administration from The Ohio State University while she worked at OSU Wexner Medical Center in the pharmacy department.

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