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  • Sustainability and the Role of Human Resources

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/30/2018

    Join Coro Strandberg, Transformational Leadership Consultant, to understand how to fully embed sustainability into Human Resources and foster a sustainable culture in your organizations.

    Session Description 

    Join Coro Strandberg, Transformational Leadership Consultant, to understand how to fully embed sustainability into Human Resources and foster a sustainable culture in your organizations. This webinar will define sustainability as social and environmental sustainability and provide an overview of sustainability trends and drivers and the business case for sustainability. It will summarize the role of the HR professional in embedding sustainability into the employee experience and life cycle from recruitment and onboarding to training and professional, leadership and competency development and performance management, talent retention and succession planning. A case study of best practices in sustainable human resource management will be profiled.

    Learning Objectives

    • Sustainability trends and drivers and how they will impact organizational success.
    • The business case and benefits of operating a sustainable organization.
    • The significant and essential role HR professionals can play to embed sustainability into an organization.
    • How one organization embedded sustainability in the employee experience and realized benefits.

    Pricing

    Standard fee: FREE
    Practice Greenhealth member: FREE
    Practice Greenhealth subscriber: FREE


    Coro Strandberg

    President, Strandberg Consulting

    Coro Strandberg is an influential sustainability strategist and thought leader. She is a trailblazer and visionary in marketplace innovation to advance social, environmental and financial progress and has contributed to the evolving field of sustainability for more than 25 years. She works with the public and private sector to create strategies and pursue business models to address social and environmental risks and opportunities that propel society towards a sustainable future.

    Coro specializes in helping organizations become leaders in transformational sustainability. This includes advising on sustainability leadership and innovation strategies, social purpose business models and sustainability governance, management, implementation and integration. She is an expert in integrating sustainability in finance, human resources, risk management and procurement and developing social and inclusive sustainability strategies. She regularly publishes blogs, articles, research, tools and guides on sustainability and corporate social responsibility leadership on her website at www.corostrandberg.com. Coro works and lives in her LEED Gold certified green home in Vancouver, BC which she built with her partner.

    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

  • Starting or Growing a Sustainability Internship Program

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/25/2018

    Join this call to learn about a sustainability internship model that can help maximize work product and intern satisfaction.

    Session Description

    Join this call to learn about a sustainability internship model that can help maximize work product and intern satisfaction.

    Anna Weinroth Ward, HCA’s director of sustainability, will outline the sustainability muti-intern program model she created and discuss case studies with details on how to get value for the program for interns and leaders.

    A successful internship program should: 1. provide structure, access to experts, and mentorship for technical and soft skills. 2. allow the interns to gain confidence in their abilities to contribute to a sustainability program. 3. include an organization’s culture. Interns often begin their involvement with sustainability through varying educational pathways and experiences. A multiple intern program can use this as an advantage and leverage the varying backgrounds through discussions among interns.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand a methodology to maximize the use of time – yours, your organization’s, and the interns’ – when leading a multi-intern sustainability program.
    2. Gain practical tips that have worked on what to do in advance, during, and after a multi-intern sustainability program closes for the summer.
    3. Understand how to have a program that results in collaborative and independent work from multiple interns, with different skill levels, and different knowledge about sustainability.


    Pricing:
    Standard Fee: $79.00
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free





    Anna Weinroth Ward

    HCA Healthcare, Director of Sustainability

    Anna Weinroth Ward identifies and implements sustainability solutions in support of HCA’s enterprise-wide sustainability plan and comprehensive program of environmental sustainability to promote energy and water conservation, green buildings, and increase recycling and environmentally conscious purchasing. Anna created HCA’s multi-intern model for sustainability interns. Her model engages and empowers participants, including masters’ candidates and undergraduate students without previous experience in health care sustainability. She has led nine interns in the program.

    Janet Howard (Moderator)

    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

  • How HealthPartners engages leadership, board

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/11/2018

    Active engagement and support from an organization’s senior leadership and board of directors is vital to the long-term success of any sustainability program.

    Session Description

    Active engagement and support from an organization’s senior leadership and board of directors is vital to the long-term success of any sustainability program.

    Learning Objectives

    1. When sustainability programming goals connect with overarching strategic goals, sustainability programming has the greatest return on efforts, including cost savings, staff engagement, environmental improvement, and community benefit. Learn practical tips to garner the endorsement by senior leadership and the board of directors. Discuss how a successful sustainability program begins, the tactics it takes to open the door for discussion, and how to ultimately get the approval to proceed.
    2. The sustainability program will need to periodically report to both the senior leadership and the board of directors. The presenters will discuss the data tracking, storytelling, and reporting, including advice on the style of materials presented.
    3. Feedback is a great form of engagement. Learn about the feedback loop during the reporting process with the senior leadership and the board of directors in order to continually enhance culture and the sustainability program. Hear how leadership input has supported further maturing of the programs, created a stronger tie to mission, and ultimately improved the health of the communities.
    4. The presenters will discuss what data is used to communicate to various stakeholders that have an interest in the sustainability program’s success. Learn how they use stories to personalize data to capture value and ROI.

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: $79

    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free

    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free

    Barbara Tretheway

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel, HealthPartners

    As the Senior Vice President and General Counsel for HealthPartners, Ms. Tretheway is responsible for providing comprehensive legal advice and direction to the management and governance of HealthPartners and its affiliated entities. She also is responsible for managing the legal, clinical and enterprise risk management programs, business continuity planning, and sustainability programs of the organization.

    Ms. Tretheway earned a Doctor of Law from University of Wisconsin Law School. Prior to joining HealthPartners, Tretheway practiced law at Gray, Plant, Mooty, Mooty and Bennett, P.A. in Minneapolis. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Minnesota State Bar Association, Wisconsin State Bar Association, and the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a member of the board of directors of Martins Point Health Care in Portland, Maine and the Overseas Cooperative Development Council in Washington, D.C.

    Janet Howard (Moderator)

    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

  • Environmental Excellence Awards Question & Answer Session #1

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 01/10/2018

    This informal working session is an opportunity to bring your questions about the awards application process and hear other members’ questions. Call will last as long as there are viable questions from participants or 60 minutes.

    Session Description 

    Applying for an Environmental Excellence award in 2018? Come to this Question & Answer session to address your toughest questions or to listen to how others are tackling the application process. There is no set content for this call—the session will be determined by members’ questions.

    Learning Objectives

    This session will

    • Respond to members’ questions about the 2018 award applications
    • Highlight additional opportunities for Practice Greenhealth support and technical assistance during the 2018 Awards season
    *This is a 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:

  • Introduction to Practice Greenhealth - December 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s)

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

    Session Description

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

    Learning Objectives

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

    *This is a Practice Greenhealth Member-only event

    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

  • When Leaders Say "Yes" to Energy

    Contains 3 Component(s)

    It is common for health care leaders to challenge proposed energy projects. How does Al Neuner, VP of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System convince his leadership to say “yes” every time? Join in a dialogue to learn the innovations and approaches Geisinger Health System utilized enabling them to earn a 100 Energy Star score, while translating energy savings to human health impacts.

    Description:

    It is common for health care leaders to challenge proposed energy projects. How does Al Neuner, VP of Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System convince his leadership to say “yes” every time? Join in a dialogue to learn the innovations and approaches Geisinger Health System utilized enabling them to earn a 100 Energy Star score, while translating energy savings to human health impacts.

    Learning Objectives:

    1. Learn strategies for utilizing data strategically to convince leadership to say “yes.”
    2. Gain insights for earning a 100 Energy Star score.
    3. Explore innovations that excite leadership.
    4. Learn to use the Energy Impact Calculator to measure human health impacts.

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free


    Alan Neuner

    Vice President, Facilities Operations, Geisinger Health System

    Alan Neuner is Vice President for Facilities Operations at Geisinger Health System, an integrated health system with facilities dispersed across a 31-county service area in central and northeastern Pennsylvania. A native of Nazareth, Pennsylvania, Mr. Neuner received his mechanical engineering degree from Drexel University and worked for several years in the steel and air separation industries before joining Geisinger in 1988. In his current role, he is responsible for over 300 employees servicing a physical plant of over 10 million square feet.

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    Contact Info:

         Al Neuner, CHFM
         Vice President, Facility Operations
         Geisinger Health System

         Phone: 570.271.5515
         e-mail: aneuner@geisinger.edu
         LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/facilitiesguy

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM (Moderator)

    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

  • Data 101 Series: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data Tracking and Goal Setting

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/13/2017

    Join us to learn more about available tools for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions data tracking, new resources, and recommended targets from Practice Greenhealth to get started on this journey.

    Session Description

    One of the most complex pages to our awards program is the Climate page. Many health systems do not yet understand how to utilize tools such as ENERGY STAR Portfolio manager to track their Scope 1 and 2 emissions, and only 22% of award applicants reported doing a GHG audit as part of a baseline process.

    Join us to learn more about how to start tracking GHG emissions to create a baseline and available resources to help do your work. Daniel Kreeger, the Executive Director with the Association of Climate Change Officers, will share how other sectors have tackled this, and then Lauren Koch will review the different scopes, how to find the necessary data, and share examples of how other health systems have set goals toward GHG reduction.

    Learning Objectives

    • Educate Practice Greenhealth membership on how to fill out the GHG table on the award application.
    • Learn about existing resources to help you track this complex data set.
    • Learn why reducing GHGs are important to meeting the mission of health, and how to sell that to your leadership.

    Pricing

    Standard Fee: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free


    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.

    Daniel Kreeger

    Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers

  • Connecting Climate and Health Co-Benefits to Community Benefit Strategies

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/13/2017

    Join us for a presentation by Providence St. Joseph Health on its new community health needs assessment that integrates climate and environmental assessment practices and train caregivers throughout the health system. We will also review the new Practice Greenhealth toolkit that is designed to help environmental leads introduce a new framing of climate and health to their community benefit colleagues.

    Session Description

    American Public Health Association (APHA) and Practice Greenhealth are teaming up to present on an important topic: climate co-benefits within community health.

    Hospital community benefit programs can address health priorities while also providing climate co-benefits such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions that mitigate the health risks of a changing climate. The community health needs assessment (CHNA) process provides a unique opportunity for hospitals to align their environmental and community health goals for mutual benefit. Providence St. Joseph Health will present on its new community health needs assessment that integrates climate and environmental assessment practices and trains caregivers throughout the health system.

    This webinar will also review the new Practice Greenhealth toolkit that is designed to help environmental leads introduce a new framing of climate and health to their community benefit colleagues. It introduces tools and resources to help Community Benefit staff identify climate-related health risks in their communities, current projects that have climate co-benefits, and how to integrate climate and health into the Community Health Needs Assessment process.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand why APHA named 2017 the "Year of Climate and Health" and why they believe it's important for public health professionals to connect with hospitals in their community to team up to improve public health.
    • Understand the connections between climate and health, and why this is important to capture co-benefits within the community benefit process.
    • Learn from Providence St. Joseph about how they have set up a system-wide program and are already seeing results.
    • Identify tools to assess climate and health impacts in CHNA processes and evaluate community benefits for climate co-benefits.

    Pricing 

    Standard Price: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Member: Free
    Practice Greenhealth Subscriber: Free

    Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH

    Executive Leader, Community Investment, Providence Health & Services

    Dora Barilla, DrPH, MPH, CHES is the Executive Leader, Community Investment for Providence Health and Services, President of HC2 Strategies, Senior Fellow for the Institute for Health Policy and Fellowship at Loma Linda University Health.  She is the former Assistant Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at Loma Linda University Health and the founder and Chair for a not-for-profit organization, Partners for Better Health, promoting health initiatives in communities. Dora has spent last two decades putting healthcare plans in place that are strategic, effective, and yes, downright creative. Dora understands that a proactive health policy requires innovative thinking and action and nothing less will do. She is a dedicated individual who exemplifies an unrivaled commitment to community health outcomes.

    Dr. Barilla has been a key thought leader and proven innovator who has spearheaded (or “created and driven”) strategic plans for known health systems. Looking at needs assessment, implementation, strategy, advisement, coalition building, systems and policy changes – the many spokes in today’s healthcare wheel - Dr. Barilla drives meaningful change we need in our ever-changing healthcare environment. She is a champion of health access, and actively engages the communities she serves using the power of the pen and voice. She is a prolific writer and in-demand speaker, which allow her to share her experiences in a more personal way. 


    Elizabeth Schenk, Ph.D., MHI, RN, BC,

    Nurse Scientist, Providence Health & Services

    Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, MHI, RN-BC is Providence-WSU Nurse Scientist, where she co-leads nursing research efforts for Providence St. Joseph Health, a large health system in the western US. She is an assistant research professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing. In addition, she is sustainability coordinator for Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula, Montana, while also addressing environmental stewardship across the health system. As a nurse scientist, Beth’s primary research interest is in the environmental impacts of nursing practice. She developed the NEAT: Nurses Environmental Awareness Tool. Additional research experience is in the areas of reduction of harm in hospitalized patients and adoption of electronic medical records.

    Beth is active in the Missoula community, serving as co-chair of the board of the Institute of Health and Humanities, and on the Executive Committee of Climate Smart Missoula. In addition, she serves on the national board of the Alliance of Nurses for Healthier Environments. When time, she likes to spend time with her beloveds (family, friends, and pets), garden, play hockey and music.

    Natasha DeJarnett, PhD

    Dr. Natasha DeJarnett is a graduate of the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky where she completed her PhD in Public Health (2013) and Masters of Public Health (2009), both concentrating in environmental health sciences. As a postdoc at the University, she was awarded a fellowship by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences to investigate cardiovascular risks of air pollution exposures. In 2015, she became the recipient of the prestigious Impact Award from the Society of Toxicology’s Cardiovascular Toxicology Specialty Section for her 2014 paper “Acrolein Exposure is Associated with Increased Cardiovascular Disease Risk.” Dr. DeJarnett was named the 2017 Alumna of the Year for the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences and concurrently awarded designation in the class of 2017 Alumni Fellows. Currently, she is a policy analyst in the American Public Health Association’s Center for Public Health Policy where she leads the Natural Environment portfolio which includes air and water exposures along with climate change.

  • Health Care Plastic Recycling – It’s not all Rainbows and Unicorns

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/29/2017

    Join Practice Greenhealth and the Health Care Plastics Recycling Council for a repeat of their sold-out CleanMed 2017 Pre conference. Hear the latest from both Practice Greenhealth and HPRC around data, initiatives and learning opportunities.

    Session Description 

    Health care plastic waste. We all have it. Heaping piles of it. But what do we do with it? What will the recycler take? How can contamination be avoided? How does the facility collect, transport, store, and market its materials?

    Join Practice Greenhealth and the Health Care Plastics Recycling Council for a repeat of their sold-out CleanMed 2017 Pre conference. Hear the latest from both Practice Greenhealth and HPRC around data, initiatives and learning opportunities. Perspectives will be shared from Gundersen Health System, HealthPartners and Mayo Clinic. Down in the weed activities around bin placement, signage, training, storage and other challenges will be discussed. Bring your team and bring your questions.

    Learning Objectives

    • Hear the latest in Practice Greenhealth recycling benchmark data.
    • Learn about latest activities at Health Care Plastics Recycling Council (HPRC).
    • Learn best practices in healthcare plastics recycling.
    • Hear lessons learned for maximum medical plastic recovery including from the operating room and other patient care areas.

    Pricing

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

    Peylina Chu

    Director, Health Care Plastics Recycling Council

    Peylina Chu is a master at helping companies manage the business aspects of environment, health, safety, and sustainability (EHS&S). Recognizing that EHS&S management is much more than just compliance, and that EH&S issues have the potential to seriously disrupt business, Peylina develops customized programs for clients that are proactive, tailored to company-specific risk tolerance levels, and incorporated into company culture from the C-suite to the hourly employee. With her 20+ years of experience, Peylina understands that in addition to traditional regulatory drivers, today's companies must meet public and customer expectations, investor concerns, and non-governmental organization demands.

    Peylina is a Registered Professional Engineer and serves as Director for the Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council (www.hprc.org) and on the Board of Directors for the Inogen Environmental Alliance (www.inogenet.com), an alliance of global EHS and sustainability consultants.

    Andy Kragness

    Environmental Compliance, Gundersen Health System

    Andy is the Environmental Compliance Tech at Gundersen Health System.  He assists in the proper handling and disposal of waste including: solid waste, infectious waste, pharmaceutical waste, electronic waste, and recyclable material.  He has been with Gundersen Health System going on 2 years.  He has a  Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse.  

    Glen Goodsell

    Recycling Coordinator, Mayo Clinic

    Glen was born and raised on his family farm south of Rochester MN. He started working at Mayo Clinic in 1985 for the Facilities department. After leaving Mayo Clinic, Glen  started a waste management and application recycling company. After co-owning the company with his brother for 10 years, Glen returned to Mayo Clinic in 2007 and has since been an important member of the Recycling team there.

    Angela Dalenberg

    Education Coordinator, Mayo Clinic

    As Waste and Recycling Education Coordinator for Mayo Clinic, Angie Dalenberg coordinates and executes educational efforts for all waste and recycling streams with staff of all disciplines. Angie provides feedback to generators via waste and recycling audits and participates in institutional and departmental committees and work teams. In particular, Angie enjoys deploying plastics recycling in new locations and discussing with staff how improvements to their practices have positive compliance, safety and environmental impacts.

    Samantha McKeough

    Sustainability Coordinator, HealthPartners

    Currently the Sustainability Coordinator at HealthPartners, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Samantha has worked within HealthPartners’ award winning Sustainability program for over two years. In this role, she works to identify environmental and financial opportunities, reduce waste and mitigate the organization’s environmental footprint in order to fulfill its’ mission “to improve health and well-being in partnership with our patients, members, and the community.”

    She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Madison, where she earned a degree in Environmental Studies as well as a degree is International Studies. She is an active participant in several professional workgroups and is a board member for the Women’s Environmental Network.

    Contact Information:

         Email: Samantha.A.McKeough@healthpartners.com

    Janet Howard (Moderator)

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals Program

    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.

    ______________________________________________________________________

    Contact Info:

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

  • Long Term Care: Environmental Stewardship for Every Generation

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/15/2017

    Join Crystal Saric Fashant, Hermine Levey Weston, and Janet Howard for a FREE webinar to learn more about the ways in which environmental stewardship is being embraced by the long term care community, and listen as Dr. Fashant presents key points from her doctoral dissertation study, Environmental Performance in Long Term Care Facilities.

    Session Description

    Are you or your residents interested in greater environment stewardship at your retirement community, skilled nursing facility, long-term rehabilitation or behavioral health facility? Have you wondered about the marketing appeal that sustainable living may have to the baby boomers and other generations? Do you feel ready to partner with others to share knowledge and understand the unique challenges and opportunities that long term care facilities face when they attempt to lessen their environmental footprint and “go green”?

    If this sounds like you, please join Crystal Saric Fashant, Hermine Levey Weston, and Janet Howard for a FREE webinar to learn more about the ways in which environmental stewardship is being embraced by the long term care community, and listen as Dr. Fashant presents key points from her doctoral dissertation study, Environmental Performance in Long Term Care Facilities. You will learn about the ways that long term care facilities are (1) maintaining compliance with environmental regulations, especially pharmaceutical waste management; (2) reducing costs, (3) meeting the sustainability expectations of their parent organization, (4) increasing market competitiveness, (5) engaging stakeholders, and (6) improving patient outcomes, all through their environmental stewardship programs.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn the health and environmental benefits of establishing an environmental stewardship program in a variety of long term care settings.
    • Use the analysis of metrics to focus efforts for performance improvement relative to a variety of topics such as waste management and energy conservation. Make the connections to resident or client satisfaction with services provided by the organization.
    • Understand the role of data and setting measurable goals for improvement.
    • Learn several steps for managing pharmaceutical waste in long term care settings.

    Pricing

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

    Crystal Saric Fashant, MPNA, DBA

    Associate Professor, Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, MN

    Dr. Crystal Fashant is an Associate Professor in the Department of Community Studies and Public Affairs at Metropolitan State University in Saint Paul, MN. Prior to teaching, she worked in hospital/healthcare operations for nearly 15 years, managing sustainability programs and working on environmental stewardship initiatives and research within the health care sector. Her doctoral dissertation titled Environmental Performance in Long Term Care Facilities developed a model of environmental key performance indicators for the sector. She continues to work with Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN and the University of Minnesota Technical Assistance Program as a Healthcare Sustainability Consultant.

    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

    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.

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