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  • 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 Kleinman Koch (Moderator)

    Outreach and Engagement Specialist

    Lauren Kleinman Koch is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for Practice Greenhealth, in addition to her project management responsibilities for the Market Transformation working groups and the Health Care Without Harm Climate Program. 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 as an Administrative Manager at the OSU Wexner Medical Center in the Pharmacy Department.

    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.

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    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.

    Contact Information:

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

  • Climate and Health: Using the EPA WARM Tool to Communicate the Environmental Benefits Associated with Material and Waste Management

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/14/2017

    Join the EPA as they explain how you can use the WARM tool to measure material and waste diversion efforts on greenhouse gas reduction and communication to key stakeholders.

    Session Description

    As health care organizations develop climate strategies and set greenhouse gas reduction goals, they are increasingly looking to measure the impacts of waste reduction strategies and its role in achieving greenhouse gas reduction targets. The EPA’s WARM Tool calculates and totals Greenhouse Gas emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices—source reduction, recycling, anaerobic digestion, combustion, composting and landfilling. Further, a related EPA tool translates greenhouse gas reduction into readily understandable impacts, like number of cars removed from the road.

    Join the EPA as they explain how you can use the WARM tool to measure material and waste diversion efforts on greenhouse gas reduction and communication to key stakeholders.

    Learning Objectives

    • Learn how waste contributes to greenhouse gas generation and its role in climate mitigation strategies.
    • Understand how to access and use the EPA WARM Tool for greenhouse gas tracking as it relates to material and waste management strategies.

    Pricing

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

    Nathan Wittstruck

    US EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery

    Nathan Wittstruck is an economist with the US EPA Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery. Before transitioning to the waste office’s measurement branch, he promoted sustainable materials management, worked on e-waste issues and helped develop voluntary consensus standards. Nathan also spent one year in the international branch supporting work on key environmental issues in the US-Mexico border region and with the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Currently, Nathan’s primary role is the management of the WARM tool, which includes stakeholder engagement and overseeing technical improvements to the tool. Before joining the EPA, Nathan gained international experience as a Peace Corps volunteer in Panama and as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Bogota, Colombia. Nathan has a master’s degree in economics from the University of California, Riverside.

  • Data 101 Series: How to Track Food Waste Reduction

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/09/2017

    Practice Greenhealth’s Less Food to Landfill Goal and Toolkit aligns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Hierarchy. There is an expectation for top performers to have an idea of how much food waste is headed to landfill each year (or incineration if that is the case) and work to reduce this amount, year after year. Join Janet Howard to review the protocol for an annual 24 hour capture of food waste generated to find a way to measure progress, without the hassle of continuous measurement.

    Session Description

    "Let's feed people, not landfills. By reducing wasted food in landfills, we cut harmful methane emissions that fuel climate change, conserve our natural resources, and protect our planet for future generations," 

    -- EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.

    Practice Greenhealth’s Less Food to Landfill Goal and Toolkit aligns with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Food Recovery Hierarchy.  There is an expectation for top performers to have an idea of how much food waste is headed to landfill each year (or incineration if that is the case) and work to reduce this amount, year after year.

    Join Janet Howard to review the protocol for an annual 24 hour capture of food waste generated to find a way to measure progress, without the hassle of continuous measurement.

    Janet will review the tools and resources available, the food waste streams and share resources to help your organization make progress in this very important intersection of population health, climate mitigation and waste minimization – and by the way – it reduces costs and has been documented to reduce the budget for food procurement!

    Key participants could include Sustainability lead, Food and Nutrition Champion, Environmental Services and Population Health team.  In the 2018 Environmental Excellence Award, food waste reduction will be scored and impact the quality of the overall score.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how Practice Greenhealth tracks food waste reduction for the awards program.
    • Understand why Food Waste Reduction is an important strategy for climate, population health and waste reduction goals.
    • Understand how to access Less Food to Landfill Tools and Resources. 

    Pricing

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


    Janet Howard

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


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

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

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

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

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    Contact Info:

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

  • What’s New on the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/08/2017

    Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier source of recognition for hospital achievement in environmental stewardship. Come and learn how your organization can gain recognition for all of the sustainability programs it is putting into place.

    Session Description

    Practice Greenhealth recognized its members with 602 Environmental Excellence Awards in 2017 and there’s no doubt that number will increase in 2018. If your institution is a repeat applicant for the Environmental Excellence Awards, come and learn about “what’s new” on the 2018 award applications. This session will highlight new content and the timeline for the 2018 awards season.

    Learning Objectives
    This session will
    • Introduce any new content on the 2018 Partner for Change application
    • Highlight the awards timeline and the deadline for submission
    • Outline opportunities for Practice Greenhealth support and technical assistance during the 2018 Awards season
    • Answer your questions on the application process

    * This is a Member ONLY event

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    Director, Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Cecilia's role at Practice Greenhealth is to assist the organization in developing programmatic content, tools and resources, developing strategy for new sustainability initiatives and determining an industry-wide set of appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of healthcare sustainability programs. Cecilia provides sustainability content expertise and leadership to Greenhealth Academy's workshops, trainings, webinars and e-learning offerings as well as the Greening the OR TM Initiative. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer, and builds support and awareness for Practice Greenhealth through targeted speaking engagements, stakeholder engagement and outreach. Cecilia brings more than 14 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals, and is working with the Practice Greenhealth team to evolve the next set of sustainability performance resources, metrics and tools. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and healthcare administration, is a LEED-accredited professional, and was instrumental in helping update the Green Guide for Healthcare's Operations Credits in 2008.

    Contact Info:

    Christopher Bodkin

    Data Coordinator, Sector Performance & Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector, thereby creating a natural incentive to encourage leaders to move their organizations in a more sustainable direction. Christopher oversees data collection and reporting for the Healthier Hospitals program, as well as creates content and reports around data.

    Contact Info:

  • Data 101 Series: How to Conduct a Material and Waste Baseline

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/06/2017

    Join Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and former health care Waste Manager for an overview of the categories that Practice Greenhealth has established in order for hospitals to use a standardized practice for measuring materials and waste.

    Session Description 

    Tracking materials and wastes is critical to any sustainability programming.  

    In order to submit a Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award, hospitals are required to submit data on the types and amounts of wastes that are generated.  

    Award thresholds include a less than 10% Regulated Medical Waste rate and a minimum of a 15% recycling rate.  The award reviewers also require other waste reduction activities and some details on how hospitals achieved the targets.

    Join Janet Howard, Director, Member Engagement and former health care Waste Manager for an overview of the categories that Practice Greenhealth has established in order for hospitals to use a standardized practice for measuring materials and waste.  Janet will provide a step by step approach to understanding and tracking each waste stream, as required by Practice Greenhealth.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand how Practice Greenhealth defines material and waste stream categories.
    • Understand the importance of both the amount of waste and associated costs for prioritizing waste reduction strategies.
    • Identify the thresholds required for Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards criteria.
    • Recognize that waste and recycler haulers can support a hospital’s data collection needs.
    • Identify resources to help track materials and waste streams.
    • Understand the data collection requirements for both Environmental Excellence Awards and sector benchmarking.

    Pricing:

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



    Janet Howard

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


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

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

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

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

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    Contact Info:

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

  • Introducing the 2018 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Awards — for First-time Applicants

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/02/2017

    Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier source of recognition for hospital achievement in environmental stewardship. Come and learn how your organization can gain recognition for all of the sustainability programs it is putting into place.

    Session Description

    Practice Greenhealth’s Environmental Excellence Awards are the premier source of recognition for hospital achievement in environmental performance. Come and learn how your organization can benefit from participating in the Environmental Excellence Awards process. From earning sector-wide recognition for your organization’s sustainability programs to gaining a better understanding of how you compare to peer hospitals, or identifying key areas of opportunity—the Environmental Excellence Awards can benefit your organization, no matter where you are in your sustainability journey.

    Learning Objectives
    This session will:
    • Introduce the benefits of participating in the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards
    • Highlight the awards account set up process and the deadline for submission
    • Provide guidance on how to select the right application for your organization and how to navigate the application
    • Answer your questions on how to get started

    * This is a Member ONLY event

    Cecilia DeLoach Lynn

    Director, Sector Performance and Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Cecilia's role at Practice Greenhealth is to assist the organization in developing programmatic content, tools and resources, developing strategy for new sustainability initiatives and determining an industry-wide set of appropriate metrics and tracking mechanisms to monitor the success of healthcare sustainability programs. Cecilia provides sustainability content expertise and leadership to Greenhealth Academy's workshops, trainings, webinars and e-learning offerings as well as the Greening the OR TM Initiative. She is also an accomplished public speaker and trainer, and builds support and awareness for Practice Greenhealth through targeted speaking engagements, stakeholder engagement and outreach. Cecilia brings more than 14 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare organizations to create customized sustainability programs and goals, and is working with the Practice Greenhealth team to evolve the next set of sustainability performance resources, metrics and tools. She has an MBA with a focus in corporate social responsibility and healthcare administration, is a LEED-accredited professional, and was instrumental in helping update the Green Guide for Healthcare's Operations Credits in 2008.

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    Christopher Bodkin

    Data Coordinator, Sector Performance & Recognition, Practice Greenhealth

    Christopher's role at Practice Greenhealth is to help the sector become more sustainable through data collection, analysis, and reporting. He works with Cecilia DeLoach Lynn on the Sector Performance team to create dynamic metrics and data parameters to maximize both, accessibility of data, as well as what can be learned. Christopher's vision is to create a circumstance where metrics are aligned with fiscal and social responsibilities in the health care sector, thereby creating a natural incentive to encourage leaders to move their organizations in a more sustainable direction. Christopher oversees data collection and reporting for the Healthier Hospitals program, as well as creates content and reports around data.

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