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  • Sustainable Operations Series: Embedding Sustainability in Hospital Operations through a Project-based Sustainability Training Program for Front-line Leaders

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/15/2015

    ​Recorded on 4/15/2015 - In order to truly integrate sustainability into hospital operations, effective engagement of front-line leaders is required. Senior leadership endorsement is a necessary prerequisite, but champions who are leaders of front-line staff are critical to educate and engage.

    Session Description

    In order to truly integrate sustainability into hospital operations, effective engagement of front-line leaders is required. Senior leadership endorsement is a necessary prerequisite, but champions who are leaders of front-line staff are critical to educate and engage. At University Hospitals in Cleveland, OH, we piloted a sustainability training program for front-line leaders across disciplines at one of our community hospitals in 2013. Prior to the training, we found in a survey that these leaders viewed sustainability primarily as something that is "tacked on" to business as usual, and often cited recycling as the sole example of sustainability that they could think of. The training session was a full day that started with a brief didactic presentation on sustainability in healthcare as well as a review of the health system and hospital's strategic priorities - including efficiency, wellness, quality & safety. Subsequently, the participants developed project ideas that would advance the organization's strategic priorities in a way that integrated principles of sustainability. The teams executed their projects and were asked to provide report-outs to a panel of senior leaders three months later, with a "winning" team being recognized based on a rubric that included the project's impact sustainability and contribution to the organization's strategic priorities. Projects were extremely impactful and high quality, including a chemotherapy waste reduction initiative and an employee wellness program - the projects went well beyond recycling and included innovative thinking about sustainable business practices. After the session, participants indicated in a survey that they were highly satisfied with the experience and were able to cite many more examples of how sustainability is applicable in their work compared to the pre-session survey. Hospital and health system leaders also indicated satisfaction with the quality of the projects executed as a result of the training, and felt that the program was effective in advancing key strategic priorities of our organization. As a result, we repeated the program for another of our community hospitals with similar positive results, and plan to continue offering the program systemwide. In this session, leaders from UH Geauga and Ahuja Medical Centers, the hospitals that have offered this sustainability training program to date, will share the story of developing, executing, and evaluating this training program as a case study that should help other hospitals and health systems to consider the development of a similar program for their own managers.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe strategies to integrate sustainability principles with common hospital strategic priorities including wellness, efficiency, safety, and quality
    • Plan development of project-based sustainability training program for front-line hospital leaders
    • Outline case study of successful sustainability training program development, execution, and evaluation that resulted in integration of sustainability principles in advancing hospital strategic priorities

    Presenters

    Julie Novak, Director of Operations and Accreditation, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

    Julie Novak is the Director of Operations and Accreditation at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio. University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center is a 226-bed, nonprofit acute care facility that provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services. Julie received her Bachelor of Science degree from The Ohio State University and her Master in Business Administration degree from Lake Erie College. Julie is a member of the senior leadership team at Geauga Medical Center and is responsible the organization's Quality & Risk Management, Environment of Care, and Sustainability.

    Danialle Lynce, Human Resources Manager, University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center

    Danialle Lynce, SPHR, CPC, currently holds the position of HR Manager for University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center, where she is a member of the administrative team that sets direction for the hospital. When she joined UH in 2006, Danialle served as the HR Manager at University Hospitals Extended Care Campus and in an Organizational Development & Learning capacity with UH. Prior to joining UH, Danialle worked with manufacturing companies Avery Dennison in Painesville, OH, and Kennametal Inc. in Solon, OH. Spanning her long career in HR, Danialle has also assumed roles in sales and in compliance, giving her a well-rounded business experience. Danialle prides herself on being a thoughtful, engaged business leader with a deep expertise in human resources. Danialle earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania and is a certified Sr. Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) as well as a Certified Professional Coach (CPC). Danialle loves to cook, travel, and push herself to be the best.

    Matthew Pietro, Sustainability Specialist, University Hospitals Health System

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

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $29

  • PGH Sharing Call: 45th Anniversary of Earth Day

    Contains 5 Component(s)

    Recorded on 2/26/2015 - Join Christina Vernon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C AVP for a Healthy Environment of Carolinas HealthCare, Lisa S. Burch, MPH Director, Sustainability and Social Responsibility North Shore-LIJ Health System as they share the exciting Earth Day of the past and plans for April 22, 2015

    45th Anniversary of Earth Day! Would you like some fresh ideas to celebrate the 45th Anniversary of Earth Day at your facility or business? Join Christina Vernon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C AVP for a Healthy Environment of Carolinas HealthCare, Lisa S. Burch, MPH Director, Sustainability and Social Responsibility North Shore-LIJ Health System as they share the exciting Earth Day of the past and plans for April 22, 2015. Joining them will be Kathy Gatto of the Hospice of the Western Reserve and many of you who have innovative and creative Earth Day activities.

    Presenters

    Christina Vernon, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Assistant Vice President, A Healthy Environment of Carolinas HealthCare

    Christina E. Vernon AIA, LEED AP BD+C is the inaugural Assistant Vice President for a Healthy Environment at Carolinas HealthCare System, based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She and her team oversee sustainability practices and measures for nearly 60,000 employees and over 900 care sites in its portfolio, with sites across North and South Carolina. Ms. Vernon is a registered architect with more than 15 years' experience, most of which focuses exclusively on healthcare planning, construction and operations. The Office for a Healthy Environment is a center of excellence that advises sustainability practices throughout the enterprise and co-chairs the enterprise Energy and Facility Management Committee. In support of healthy environments for healthy communities, her team's efforts promote healthy operations, conserving resources and cultivating a culture of conservation. Carolinas HealthCare System is a member of the US Green Building Council, the Healthier Hospitals Initiative and Practice Greenhealth, and is a proud ENERGY STAR Partner.

    Prior to joining Carolinas HealthCare System in 2013, Ms. Vernon served as Executive Sustainability Officer for Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. As the Office for a Healthy Environment's first leader, established in 2007, she led sustainability practices for nearly 40,000 employees and its over 23 million SF in its portfolio, with sites in Northeast Ohio, Florida, Las Vegas, Canada and Abu Dhabi. Under Ms. Vernon's leadership, Cleveland Clinic received more than 50 national, green healthcare awards from Practice Greenhealth since 2008, including induction into the Environmental Leadership Circle; and became the first healthcare provider in the United States to sign the United Nations Global Compact in 2008, and the first to apply the rigorous Global Reporting Initiative to its annual UN reporting process.

    Ms. Vernon received her Bachelors degree in Environmental Design cum laude from Miami University and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. She is a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional with specialty in building design and construction, and completed a fellowship in Tokyo focused on robotics and virtual reality in the construction industry. Ms. Vernon frequently speaks on sustainable change at healthcare conferences and within communities, perhaps most notably as a panelist for “The Greening of America's Hospitals", hosted at the White House in 2012 and the USC Center for Effective Organizations' International Sustainable Healthcare Symposia in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2010 and Como, Italy in 2012.

    Lisa S. Burch, MPH, Director, Sustainability and Social Responsibility, North Shore-LIJ Health System

    Lisa Burch, MPH, is the first Director of Sustainability and Social Responsibility for the North Shore-LIJ Health System in New York, the nation's third-largest, non-profit, secular healthcare system. Lisa is responsible for weaving sustainability and social responsibility into the fabric of the health system, establishing system-wide goals and processes to monitor ongoing progress.

    Lisa earned a BA from Clark University; an MPH from Hunter College; and in 2011 received a certificate in Corporate Citizenship Management from the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship at the Carroll School of Management. Lisa has over 25 years of experience working in the non-profit sector; the last eight with North Shore-LIJ. Prior to her current position, Lisa ran the health system's Office of Sponsored Programs which managed over $35 million in Before coming to the health system Lisa was the Director of Clinical Operations for Odyssey House, a non-profit drug treatment facility in NYC. Prior to that she was the Director of Program Operations and the Director of HIV Services for the Osborne Association, a non-profit criminal justice organization. Lisa has also worked for Planned Parenthood of NYC, Safe Horizons and Lisa also teaches two classes at North Shore-LIJ's Center for Learning and Innovations and was an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hofstra University. Lisa has been on numerous panels and webinars nationally and locally.

    Member Only Resource

  • ​PGH Sharing Call: Engaging Physicians in Green Health: Results from Physician Surveys

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 02/12/2015

    Conducted on 2/12/2015 - With the support and guidance of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communications, the National Medical Association, a society of African American physicians, and the American Thoracic Society, recently conducted surveys of their members to assess the impact climate change is having on patients and patient care. Both studies showed that a majority of respondents are already observing health impacts of climate change among their patients.

    With the support and guidance of the George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communications, the National Medical Association, a society of African American physicians, and the American Thoracic Society, recently conducted surveys of their members to assess the impact climate change is having on patients and patient care. Both studies showed that a majority of respondents are already observing health impacts of climate change among their patients.

    Objectives

    • Participants will learn about the details of a climate change impact survey and clinical engagement and how they were conducted.
    • Participants will learn about the clinical experience of respondents with the impacts of climate change on the health of their patients, including data on how African American
    • patients are being impacted by climate change.
    • Participants will learn about the types of impacts being reported and actions recommended by the surveyed medical professionals

    Presenters

    Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH FAAFP, Director of the Program on Climate and Health, Center for Climate Change Communication

    Mona Sarfaty, MD, MPH FAAFP is the Director of the Program on Climate and Health in the Center for Climate Change Communication. The Program collaborates with medical societies and research organizations to increase awareness, research, and preventive activity regarding the health effects of climate change. As a family medicine professor and physician for over 30 years at large academic health centers such as George Washington University Medical Center and Thomas Jefferson University, Dr. Sarfaty has engaged in research and teaching focused on primary care, cancer screening, and public policy, including the health effects of climate change. She has lectured at national and regional venues including medical societies, health plans, health departments, professional organizations, and government conferences. Dr. Sarfaty is the author of widely circulated guides and articles on how to increase cancer screening rates in practice and on improving practice outcomes by using the features of the patient centered medical home. She is also the author of two upcoming book chapters on climate change and health.

    Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH FACPM, Chair, National Medical Association's Council on Medical Legislation; Co-charie, NMA's Commission on Environmental Health

    Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH FACPM chairs the National Medical Association's Council on Medical Legislation and co-chairs the NMA's Commission on Environmental Health, which trains and coordinates advocacy on behalf of African American physicians and their patients, especially with regard to national chemical policy reform and climate change. Dr. Mitchell is also founder and Senior Policy advisor for the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice. Dr. Mitchell has spent over twenty years working in the public health sector, including as Director of the Hartford, Connecticut Health. He has spent fifteen years working with communities to prevent and reduce environmentally related disease as well as to change policies that are detrimental to environmental health. Dr. Mitchell has served on several U.S. EPA and FDA advisory committees. He has received several awards for his work in environmental health and environmental justice.

    Who should attend

    Please invite your clinical, community benefit and sustainability teams for an informative discussion around climate change and public health. Participants could include Leadership Team, Chief Medical Officer, Chief Nursing Office, Community Health, Environmental Health & Safety, Sustainability or Green Team, Risk Management, Community Benefit Office, Researchers and Employee Health.

    Member Only Resource

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

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/27/2015

    Recorded on 1/27/15 - This is a rebroadcasting of webinar conducted in May, 2014 but featuring live Q&A section. Methodist Olive Branch Hospital, opened August 26, 2013 in Olive Branch, MS, features several green design innovations only rarely seen in the U.S., and is currently on track for LEED Gold certification under the LEED HC rating system.

    Sponsored by  

    Session Description

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

    Learning Objectives

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

    Presenters

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

    Pricing

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

  • Leadership/Advocacy Series: Creating The Future - Environment And Sustainability In Health Professional Education

    Contains 2 Component(s)

    Recorded on 08/22/14 - Health professional education provides the opportunity to empower health practitioners of the future to build a practice based on knowledge and best practices in environmental stewardship and implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease.

    Session Description 

    Health professional education provides the opportunity to empower health practitioners of the future to build a practice based on knowledge and best practices in environmental stewardship and implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease. This session is targeted toward a nursing and clinical health professional audience. The presenters are experienced educators and clinicians who have lectured internationally and have significant experience promoting sustainability in health professional curriculum and clinical practice. The presenters have developed successful academic-practice partnerships aimed at building capacity of nurses and other health care clinicians in environment and sustainability. This session will describe opportunities to incorporate environmental health and sustainability into health professional curricula in order to promote a health care sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people and the environment. Curriculum integration points for environmental health and sustainability, as a foundation for a long-term commitment to sustainability practice and programming, will be provided. A successful model for environmentally sustainable clinical practice in a hospital setting and collaboration with academic partners will also be provided.

    Learning Objectives 

    • Describe opportunities to incorporate environment and sustainability into nursing and other health-professional curricula.
    • Identify specific curriculum integration points for environment and sustainability.
    • List three ways that clinicians can incorporate environmental health into clinical practice in the hospital setting.
    • Discuss the Magee/CCAC academic-practice partnership and ways to utilize it as a model to build capacity in clinicians.

    Presenters

    Theresa L. Piekut, Professor of Nursing, The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

    Terri Piekut integrated green initiatives into an Associate Degree in Nursing program through a partnership with Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. Terri will provide an overview of how this was successfully implemented to make a difference in how nurses practice in health care settings.

    Stephanie Chalupka, Associate Dean for Nursing, Worcester State University

    Dr. Stephanie M. Chalupka is Associate Dean for Nursing at Worcester State University. She was the recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award at CleanMed2012 in recognition of her work in promoting environmental health and sustainability in nursing education and healthcare.

    Judith Focareta, MEd, RN, LCCE, Coordinator, Environmental Health Initiatives, Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

    Judith Focareta is the Coordinator of Environmental Health Initiatives at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She was the recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award at CleanMed 2014.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Non-member: $29

  • Leadership/Advocacy Series: Creating The Future - Environment And Sustainability In Health Professional Education

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/22/2015

    Health professional education provides the opportunity to empower health practitioners of the future to build a practice based on knowledge and best practices in environmental stewardship and implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease.

    Session Description

    Health professional education provides the opportunity to empower health practitioners of the future to build a practice based on knowledge and best practices in environmental stewardship and implement ecologically sound and healthy alternatives to health care practices that pollute the environment and contribute to disease. This session is targeted toward a nursing and clinical health professional audience. The presenters are experienced educators and clinicians who have lectured internationally and have significant experience promoting sustainability in health professional curriculum and clinical practice. The presenters have developed successful academic-practice partnerships aimed at building capacity of nurses and other health care clinicians in environment and sustainability. This session will describe opportunities to incorporate environmental health and sustainability into health professional curricula in order to promote a health care sector that does no harm, and instead promotes the health of people and the environment. Curriculum integration points for environmental health and sustainability, as a foundation for a long-term commitment to sustainability practice and programming, will be provided. A successful model for environmentally sustainable clinical practice in a hospital setting and collaboration with academic partners will also be provided.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe opportunities to incorporate environment and sustainability into nursing and other health-professional curricula.
    • Identify specific curriculum integration points for environment and sustainability.
    • List three ways that clinicians can incorporate environmental health into clinical practice in the hospital setting.
    • Discuss the Magee/CCAC academic-practice partnership and ways to utilize it as a model to build capacity in clinicians.

    Presenters

    Theresa L. Piekut, Professor of Nursing, The Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

    Terri Piekut integrated green initiatives into an Associate Degree in Nursing program through a partnership with Magee Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh. Terri will provide an overview of how this was successfully implemented to make a difference in how nurses practice in health care settings.

    Stephanie Chalupka, Associate Dean for Nursing, Worcester State University

    Dr. Stephanie M. Chalupka is Associate Dean for Nursing at Worcester State University. She was the recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award at CleanMed2012 in recognition of her work in promoting environmental health and sustainability in nursing education and healthcare.


    Judith Focareta, MEd, RN, LCCE, Coordinator, Environmental Health Initiatives,Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC

    Judith Focareta is the Coordinator of Environmental Health Initiatives at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. She was the recipient of the Charlotte Brody Award at CleanMed 2014.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Non-member: $0

  • PGH Series: Apply for an Environmental Excellence Award in 2015!

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/07/2015

    Recorded on 1/7/15 - The content is a repeat of webinars held on 12/17/2014 but featuring with new Q&A.

    This is a repeat of webinar held on 12/17/2014. 

    Session Description

    Is your hospital looking to get some recognition for its environmental stewardship work? Join us to learn about how you can apply for a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award. Whether just getting started or leading the way, there is an award for your clinic, hospital or other health care organization. This webinar provides a tour of the online system and is designed for health care facility members. (A separate call is being held for business members).

    This call will be recorded and archived and will be available on Greenhealth Academy. 

    Learning Objectives

    This webinar will provide an introduction to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards system and take potential applicants on a virtual tour of the Awards Dashboard and the Partner for Change Award application. This session will:

    • Introduce the 2015 Awards system and highlight user enhancements.
    • Outline the application period and submission deadlines.
    • Assist you in identifying the right award application for your organization.
    • Lay out the data that is required for awards submission.
    • Introduce the people, tools and resources that can assist you in completing an application.

    Presenters

    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Project Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Kaeleigh is a Project 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   Non-member: $0

    If you encounter difficulty with login, please contact Fei at yzhong@practicegreenhealth.org.

  • PGH Sharing Call: A How-to Sharing Call for Business Suppliers: Apply for a Champion for Change Award

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 12/18/2014 - The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding efforts in sustainability across the health care sector. Businesses that supply the health care sector are encouraged to apply for a Champion for Change Award.

    The Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards recognize outstanding efforts in sustainability across the health care sector. Businesses that supply the health care sector are encouraged to apply for a Champion for Change Award.

    Get recognition for the hard work you do!

    Winning an Award is the best way to energize your environmental programs and get recognition in-house, in your community, and nationally among your peers.

    Applying in 2015 is now easier than ever!

    We heard you! Our web-based electronic Award application forms have been improved in response to your suggestions and feedback.

    In anticipation of Awards season opening, let’s get started!

    We encourage you to get a start on the process now! Join me for an introduction to the 2015 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards system and take potential applicants on a virtual tour of the Awards Dashboard and the Champion for Change Award application. This session will:

    • Introduce the 2015 Awards system and highlight user enhancements.
    • Outline the application period and submission deadlines.
    • Lay out the data that is required for awards submission.
    • Introduce the people, tools and resources that can assist you in completing an application.

         Member Only Recourse

  • PGH Series: Apply for an Environmental Excellence Award in 2015!

    Contains 1 Component(s)

    Recorded on 12/17/2014 - Is your hospital looking to get some recognition for its environmental stewardship work? Join us to learn about how you can apply for a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award.

    Session Description

    Is your hospital looking to get some recognition for its environmental stewardship work? Join us to learn about how you can apply for a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award. Whether just getting started or leading the way, there is an award for your clinic, hospital or other health care organization. This webinar provides a tour of the online system and is designed for health care facility members. (A separate call is being held for business members).

    This call will be recorded and archived and will be available on Greenhealth Academy. A second webinar will be provided on Wednesday, January 7th at 2 ET.

    Learning Objectives

    This webinar will provide an introduction to the 2014 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards system and take potential applicants on a virtual tour of the Awards Dashboard and the Partner for Change Award application. This session will:

    • Introduce the 2015 Awards system and highlight user enhancements.
    • Outline the application period and submission deadlines.
    • Assist you in identifying the right award application for your organization.
    • Lay out the data that is required for awards submission.
    • Introduce the people, tools and resources that can assist you in completing an application.

    Presenters

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn, Director of Facility Engagement & Metrics, Practice Greenhealth

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn is the Director of Facility Engagement & Metrics for Practice Greenhealth. She brings more than 16 years’ experience in developing customized sustainability programs for health care institutions, and has expertise in providing professional education to health care audiences on a range of sustainability topics. She has developed numerous tools and guidance on topics such as waste, chemicals, energy, water, and purchasing—to today’s more current focus on building an infrastructure, leadership and measurement framework for sustainability. Cecilia leads Practice Greenhealth’s ongoing efforts to define a set of sustainability metrics that accurately reflect environmental performance in healthcare and manages a portfolio of nearly 300 hospitals.

    Kaeleigh Sheehan, Project Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    Kaeleigh is a Project 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   Non-member: $0

    If you encounter difficulty with login, please contact Fei at yzhong@practicegreenhealth.org.

  • HHI Series: Success at Tenet Health Care

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/03/2014

    Recorded on 12/02/2014 - Wellness initiatives are getting a lot of attention right now, due to the obesity epidemic and costs associated with treatment of chronic disease. Sustainability initiatives are also getting increased attention with a level of leadership engagement like we’ve never seen before.

    Session Description

    Wellness initiatives are getting a lot of attention right now, due to the obesity epidemic and costs associated with treatment of chronic disease. Sustainability initiatives are also getting increased attention with a level of leadership engagement like we’ve never seen before. As Gary Cohen, the Founder of our sister Organization HCWH says, you can’t have healthy people on a sick planet – so as we learn more about the connection between planetary and human health, the more we see the potential for collaboration on wellness and sustainability activities. Both offer opportunities for staff engagement, satisfaction, quality and cost savings. Sustainability initiatives are only as successful as the number of staff that is involved with them – it’s a team effort – so joining wellness and sustainability is another opportunity to further leverage both programs and help align them with the strategic direction of the organization.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how Tenet engages staff in wellness activities.
    • Understand the potential to reduce health care costs through prevention and wellness activities
    • See the connection between wellness program and employee engagement.

    Presenters

    Thora Khademazad, Director, Culture Programs, Tenet Healthcare

    Thora Khademazad is the Director of Culture Programs at Tenet Healthcare, a publicly traded healthcare company with 80 hospitals throughout the U.S. The programs she manages focus on engaging employees in programs and initiatives that add value to their lives, both at work and at home. One of the most popular culture programs is Tenet Total Wellness, which offers activities, challenges and resources addressing six dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, environmental, social, financial, and learning. Through this program, employees are encouraged and rewarded when they engage in a variety of activities throughout the year. The focus on engagement gives Tenet the opportunity to introduce less traditional wellness concepts such as sustainability, life-long learning, and financial responsibility, to help employees experience the reward of pursuing a well-balanced life.

    Melinda Lokey, Director Human Resources Services and Projects, Tenet Health System

    Melinda Lokey is a Director of HR Services with Tenet Healthcare and serves on the Tenet Sustainability Advisory Council. Tenet is a sponsoring organization for the Healthier Hospital Initiative with hospitals and other operating units in 49 states.

    Pricing

    Member: $0  Non-member: $0