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  • 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.

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    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.

    Moderator

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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.

    Pricing

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




  • Greening the OR Energy Efficiency Strategies (part 2): Checking in on your HVAC Setback Implementation

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 05/03/2017

    This sharing call is a follow-up to the March 15 th sharing call and presentation at AORN 2017 in Boston. Make sure to review that presentation recording and complete the HVAC Setback Worksheet before this call.

    The event password is "Hcwh2017".

    Session Description 

    Did you know the OR represents a significant percentage of a health care facility’s energy budget? Are you and your team interested in strategies to reduce the energy footprint of the OR? Implementing an HVAC setback program in ORs when they are unoccupied can save an average $3,200+ per OR per year, and yet only 32 percent of Practice Greenhealth award winners had an HVAC setback program in place in 2015.

    This sharing call is a follow-up to the March 15 th sharing call and presentation at AORN 2017 in Boston. Make sure to review that presentation recording and complete the HVAC Setback Worksheet before this call.

    Bring your team – Facilities, Infection Prevention and Surgical Services, Engineering, Clinical and Sustainability – and join the speakers from the first part of this series as we zero in on air exchange rates in the operating room during unoccupied modes. Have your questions, challenges, and strategies for success ready for a lively discussion.

    Learning Objectives

    • We’ll touch on the original learning objectives from Part 1, however this call is intended to be a facilitated discussion where we look at the Energy Efficiency in the OR Worksheet and discuss common challenges, questions, strategies and future directions. Bring your team, be ready to participate!
    • Prior to this call, we strongly encourage you to have reviewed:
      • Either March 15, Energy Efficiency in the OR
      • Or Energy Efficiency in the OR: An OR Nurse's Guide to HVAC Setback presented on April 1 at AORN 2017 in Boston 
      • Energy Efficiency in the OR Worksheet
    • Identify the benefits of energy reduction initiatives on cost, safety, and ecological health.
    • Zero in on the A in HVAC: Understanding airflow codes and standards.
    • Explore various processes for transitioning air exchange rates from minimal to operational conditions.
    • Address concern of key stakeholders with a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.

    Presenters

    imageJohn D. Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP, Vice President, Grumman/Butkus Associates

    As the Vice President and Principal at Grumman/Butkus Associates, John Villani is responsible for the standardization, management oversight, and execution of the firm's commissioning projects. Project responsibilities include conducting all phases on commissioning design through turnover with numerous clients.

    John is a licensed professional engineer in several states, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Commissioning Provider and a Certified Energy Manager. He has been active with ASHRAE, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Building Commissioning Association, and is currently the Director at Large on the BCxA International Board of Directors.

    imageRamona L. Conner MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

    Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Responsible for providing professional expertise regarding perioperative nursing practice to the Board of Directors, AORN national committees, headquarters staff, members, specialty assemblies, and other health care organizations (eg, standard setting/regulatory bodies, accreditation agencies, and professional associations). Represent AORN in major health care policy and accreditation activities related to perioperative standards, recommended practices, and guidelines. Liaison to AAMI Sterilization Standards Committee, Co-Chair ST79 work group. AAMI/ANSI appointed U.S. expert for ISO/TC 198/WG. Liaison to Facilities Guidelines Institute Healthcare Guidelines Revision Committee, Steering Committee.

    JM.jpgJulie 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.

    imageKaeleigh 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.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Nonmember: $0

  • Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO) Climate Series

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    ACCO and Practice Greenhealth invite you to take advantage of complimentary trial access to a 6-course online training program.


    About the Series:

    We know our members are committed to taking practical and constructive actions toward preparedness and reducing their footprint. ACCO and Practice Greenhealth invite you to take advantage of complimentary trial access to the following on-demand online training resources to help you build capacity to effectively establish and implement climate action initiatives:

    • Climate 101: Understanding Climate Science & the Latest Projections
    • Climate 102: Understanding Climate Variability, Extreme Events & Long-Term Climate Change
    • Climate 103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure
    • Climate 104: The Public Health Implications of Climate Change (in development and anticipated to be available in June 2017)
    • GHG 101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting & Disclosing GHG Emissions
    • GHG 102: Fundamentals of the Energy, Water & Food Nexus

    *This is a partner program brought to you by Practice Greenhealth and ACCO jointly. Additional information may be requested by ACCO for your complimentary access to the content. It may take up to 24 hours to receive a username and password to access the set of free courses through ACCO.

    Press Release: Association of Climate Change Officers and Practice Greenhealth Announce Partnership

  • Greening the OR Energy Efficiency Strategies: HVAC setbacks

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    Join us for a deep dive into the HVAC system and how energy- saving programs in the OR can be implemented safely.

    Session Description

    With their stringent environmental, heating, ventilation, and air cooling (HVAC) requirements and 24/7 occupancy patterns, the OR represents a significant percentage of a health care facility's energy budget. Reducing HVAC demands in ORs when they are unoccupied can save an average of more than $3,200 per OR per year, and yet only 32 percent of 2016 Practice Greenhealth award winners had an HVAC setback program in place.* Speakers will review air exchange rate operation and standards, reducing rates to minimum standards during unoccupied periods. The importance of a multidisciplinary team approach and understanding and addressing common concerns among key stakeholders will be reviewed.

    Attendees will gain a greater understanding of the HVAC system and how energy- saving programs in the OR can be implemented safely. Gather up your colleagues in Facilities, Infection Prevention and Surgical Services and join engineering, clinical and sustainability experts as they zero in on air exchange rates in the operating room during unoccupied modes.

    *2016 Sustainability Benchmark Report. Practice Greenhealth.

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify the benefits of energy reduction initiatives on cost, safety, and ecological health.
    • Zero in on the A in HVAC: Understanding airflow codes and standards.
    • Explore various processes for transitioning air exchange rates from minimal to operational conditions.
    • Address concern of key stakeholders with a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach.

    Presenters

    John D. Villani, P.E., CCP, CEM, LEED AP, Vice President, Grumman/Butkus Associates

    As the Vice President and Principal at Grumman/Butkus Associates, John Villani is responsible for the standardization, management oversight, and execution of the firm's commissioning projects. Project responsibilities include conducting all phases on commissioning design through turnover with numerous clients.

    John is a licensed professional engineer in several states, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Certified Commissioning Provider and a Certified Energy Manager. He has been active with ASHRAE, the Association of Energy Engineers, and the Building Commissioning Association, and is currently the Director at Large on the BCxA International Board of Directors.


    Ramona L. Conner MSN, RN, CNOR, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief, Guidelines for Perioperative Practice, Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN)

    Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing. Responsible for providing professional expertise regarding perioperative nursing practice to the Board of Directors, AORN national committees, headquarters staff, members, specialty assemblies, and other health care organizations (eg, standard setting/regulatory bodies, accreditation agencies, and professional associations). Represent AORN in major health care policy and accreditation activities related to perioperative standards, recommended practices, and guidelines. Liaison to AAMI Sterilization Standards Committee, Co-Chair ST79 work group. AAMI/ANSI appointed U.S. expert for ISO/TC 198/WG. Liaison to Facilities Guidelines Institute Healthcare Guidelines Revision Committee, Steering Committee.


    JM.jpgJulie 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.


    Kaeleigh_pp.jpgKaeleigh 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.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0

  • Hello There, Get Ready to Share! What’s New to Do for Earth Day 2017?

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/01/2017

    Join Hermine Levey Weston and others to learn what your peers are planning for Earth Day April 22, 2017

    When required, please enter event password "Pgh2017".

    Session Description 

    Join Hermine Levey Weston and others to learn what your peers are planning for Earth Day April 22, 2017

    Learning Objectives

    • Identify three fresh ideas to celebrate Earth Day in healthcare settings
    • Explore Practice Greenhealth Resources for Earth Day
    • Share your plans and ideas for Earth Day

    Presenter

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    Hermine Levey Weston, RN MBA Facility 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.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Nonmember: $79