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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 11/01/2017

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Session Description

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Join Practice Greenhealth’s Janet Howard for a review of the challenge goals, its associated tools and step by step guidance on how to use the Engaged Leadership challenge to do just that – engage leadership! Join us!

    Intended Audience

    Administration, Green Teams, Any individual trying to engage their leadership in sustainability initiatives.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the free Engaged Leadership Challenge and how it can be used to engage leadership
    • Review the Making the Case Worksheet, Champion Worksheet, Sharing Success Worksheet and Proposal Power Point template to facilitate making the case and your facility. 
    • Participate in discussion and get questions answered.

    Pricing

    Standard Price: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Members: FREE!
    Practice Greenhealth Subscribers: FREE!

    Janet Howard

    Director, Member Engagement and Healthier Hospitals, Practice Greenhealth


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

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

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

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

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    Contact Info:

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

  • Data 101 Series: Healthier Food

    Contains 4 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/26/2017

    Join Thresa Pattee to review the metrics and data collection requirements to track and report out on healthy food initiatives

    Session Description

    Practice Greenhealth’s Healthier Food aligns with the Health Care without Harm Environmental Nutrition Framework, which acknowledges that healthy food cannot be defined by nutritional quality alone. It is the end result of a food system that conserves and renews natural resources, advances social justice and animal welfare, builds community wealth, and fulfills the food and nutrition needs of all eaters now and into the future.

    Join Thresa Pattee to review the metrics and data collection requirements to track and report out on healthy food initiatives.

    Thresa will review the healthier food goals, the measurements to track progress year over year and share resources to help your organization make progress in this very important intersection of population health, environmental health and community resilience.

    Key participants could include Sustainability lead, Food and Nutrition Champion, and Population Health team.  In the 2018 Environmental Excellence Awards healthier food metrics include reduction in meat purchases, increase in sustainable meat purchasing, increase in local food purchases, increase in sustainable food purchases and increasing access to tap water and healthy beverages.

    Learning Objectives

    1. Understand how Practice Greenhealth tracks healthier food programs.
    2. Understand why Healthy Food is an important strategy to build sustainable food systems and community resilience.
    3. Understand how to access Healthier Food tools and Resources.

    Pricing

    Standard Price: $79
    Health Care Member: Free!
    Business Subscriber:Free!

    ​Thresa Pattee

    Food Program Coordinator, Healthy Food in Health Care Program, Health Care Without Harm

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

    Contact Info:

    tpattee@hcwh.org
    888-269-9869

  • Introduction to Practice Greenhealth - October 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/18/2017

    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

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM

    Member Engagement Manager

    Iqbal Mian, MSSM, Member Engagement Manager, manages a portfolio of health care members and develops content and resources on energy conservation, quality and various other topics. Iqbal received his master of science in Sustainable Management from the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. Other degrees include Executive Masters of Business Administration International Studies Program and a bachelor's in Business Administration and Supply Chain & Operations Management. Iqbal is a Certified Building Operator, Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, Lean Facilitator Trained, ISO 14001 Internal Auditor and versed in Energy Benchmarking (Utilization, ENERGY STAR, LEED - HC, NC, EB).

    Since 2010, Iqbal led sustainability initiatives first at Affinity Health System, then Ministry Health Care (through expansion) and most recently as a member of Ascension Health. He has developed policy, toolkits, sustainability strategy and rolled out multiple initiatives including energy conservation across the 15 hospitals and 46 clinics within Ministry Health Care.

    Iqbal brings a passion for healthier environments, empowerment, multi-facility system organizing, creativity and fun. During his downtime he enjoys mountain biking, videography and family.

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    Contact Info:

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

  • Better Bird: Egg-cellent sourcing criteria and practices

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/11/2017

    This webinar, featuring speakers from a variety of health care facilities, explores criteria and pathways for purchasing poultry and eggs raised without antibiotics.

    This webinar, featuring speakers from a variety of health care facilities, explores criteria and pathways for purchasing poultry and eggs raised without antibiotics.

  • Clinical meets culinary: Your health professional sponsor

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/10/2017

    A physician, pharmacist, nurse, or another allied health professional can sharpen and amplify the conversation around reimagined hospital food, showing how small changes can have an impact on individual and public health. This webinar will help you find the best pro for the job.

    A physician, pharmacist, nurse, or another allied health professional can sharpen and amplify the conversation around reimagined hospital food, showing how small changes can have an impact on individual and public health. This webinar will help you find the best pro for the job.

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

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/05/2017

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Session Description:

    Most sustainability programs start from a variety of individuals from a variety of departments. There is no shortage of passionate people that have figured out creative ways to go green, often as volunteers and off their regular work hours. These programs will only bring a sustainability program so far. To get to the next level, leadership engagement is required. Practice Greenhealth has refreshed its engaged leadership challenge – consider it a prequel. The two-part goal starts with a step by step approach to help make the case to leadership for their support in taking departmental and pockets of success and using goals to create a foundation for a long term commitment.

    Join Practice Greenhealth’s Janet Howard for a review of the challenge goals, its associated tools and step by step guidance on how to use the Engaged Leadership challenge to do just that – engage leadership! Join us!

    Intended Audience:

    Administration, Green Teams, Any individual trying to engage their leadership in sustainability initiatives.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand the free Engaged Leadership Challenge and how it can be used to engage leadership
    • Review the Making the Case Worksheet, Champion Worksheet, Sharing Success Worksheet and Proposal Power Point template to facilitate making the case and your facility. 
    • Participate in discussion and get questions answered.

    Pricing:

    Standard Price: FREE
    Practice Greenhealth Member: FREE
    Practice Greenehealth 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.

    ______________________________________________________________________

    Contact Info:

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

  • Inspiration Hour: Hospital Farm to Hospital Plate

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 10/04/2017

    Join Dave Maffeo of Boston Medical Center and John Stoddard of Health Care Without Harm and Higher Ground Farm in a visually delicious and interesting tour of the Boston Medical Center’s Rooftop Farm. Learn how they planned, funded and executed the project. See the garden plans, how they planted and tended the crops and integrated the produce into hospital menus. Demonstration kitchen, the food pantry as an innovative. How to integrate patients and staff in the healthy hospital farm experience.

    Session Description:

    Join Dave Maffeo of Boston Medical Center and John Stoddard of Health Care Without Harm and Higher Ground Farm in a visually delicious and interesting tour of the Boston Medical Center’s Rooftop Farm. Learn how they planned, funded and executed the project. See the garden plans, how they planted and tended the crops and integrated the produce into hospital menus. Learn how the planners integrated patients and staff in the healthy hospital farm experience and the innovative ways they connected it all to their community. You will hear how they set up a children’s summer camp, coordinated harvest with recipes for Boston Medical Center’s demonstration kitchen, and provided produce to the hospital based food pantry. 

      About Boston Medical Center:
    • Private, not-for-profit, 496-bed, academic medical center
    • Primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine
    • Largest safety net hospital in New England
    • Provides a full spectrum of pediatric and adult care services—from primary care and family medicine to advanced specialty care
    • New England’s largest and busiest provider of trauma and emergency service
    • Emergency Department had 125,435 visits last year

    Learning Objectives:

    • Learn the health and environmental benefits of a rooftop farm for healthcare institution.
    • Learn how the hospital planned, funded and executed the project.
    • Learn how to connect the hospital rooftop produce with clinical nutrition and wellness as an employee benefit.

    Pricing:

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

    Dave Maffeo

    Senior Director of Support Services, Boston Medical Center

    Dave Maffeo is Boston Medical Center’s Senior Director of Support Services. These services include Food & Nutrition, Patient Transport, Environmental Services, Laundry, Operator Services, Interpreter Services and Guest Support Services. These services account for 500 employees and $35M managed volume. Dave also serves as the Chair of the Sustainability Committee and has oversight over Boston Medical Centers Preventative Food Pantry and Demonstration Kitchen which serves over 7,000 patients a month. He has served the medical center since the year 2000 and has over 25 years of healthcare experience.

     

    John Stoddard

    Health Care Without Harm and Higher Ground Farm

    John Stoddard, MS. is a New England Regional Coordinator for Health Care Without Harm’s Healthy Food in Health Care program. He works throughout New England on facilitating local and sustainable food procurement for health care institutions, with a specific focus on Connecticut and Massachusetts. In his role as Regional Coordinator, John works closely with Boston Medical Center, advising them on ways to increase their use of local and sustainable foods.

    John began his career in the waste reduction field, working with institutions and municipalities to decrease their landfill bound waste.  He is also a founder of Higher Ground Farm, Boston’s first rooftop farm located in the Seaport District of Boston. Higher Ground has been growing for 5 years, and sells fresh produce to restaurants and through a weekly farm stand. Higher Ground is managing the operations for BMC’s rooftop farm. John earned his Master of Science from Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition specializing in the Agriculture, Food, and Environment program.

    Katrina Horgan

    Clinical Nutrition Manager, Boston Medical Center

    Hermine Levey Weston, RN, MBA (Moderator)

    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

  • Safer Hand Hygiene: The Case for Eliminating Triclosan and Triclocarban and Lessons from the Field

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/28/2017

    Practice Greenhealth recently launched the Hand Hygiene Challenge to reduce the use of triclosan and triclocarban in the healthcare setting. In this session, learn how leading hospitals implemented policies to eliminate the use of triclosan and triclocarban in hand soaps, from commitment through implementation. Hospital leaders with direct experience will discuss best practices, steps for overcoming challenges, internal messaging, strategies for achieving the challenges, and key partnerships in the purchase of safer hand soaps.

    Session Description:

    Infection prevention and control in health care is of primary importance. However, some common ingredients in hand soaps used in the healthcare setting, including triclosan and triclocarban, can pose hazards for employees and the environment.

    In light of environmental and human health concerns, Practice Greenhealth recently launched the Hand Hygiene Challenge to reduce the use of triclosan and triclocarban in the health care setting. In this session, learn how leading hospitals implemented policies to eliminate the use of triclosan and triclocarban in hand soaps, from commitment through implementation. Hospital leaders with direct experience will discuss best practices, steps for overcoming challenges, internal messaging, strategies for achieving the challenges, and key partnerships in the purchase of safer hand soaps.

    Exposures to triclosan are widespread in the general population through both oral and transdermal pathways. A U.S. Centers for Disease Control study found triclosan present in the urine of 75% of the people tested. Some triclosan discharged to wastewater passes through wastewater treatment plants and is released in surface water and sludge, where it can persist in the environment and contaminate fish and even food grown in sludge-amended soil. Triclosan is undergoing scrutiny as studies show an increasing number of potentially adverse effects in laboratory animals, wildlife, and humans. The 2014 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Compendium on Hand Hygiene advises against the use of triclosan-containing soap in healthcare facilities because of the lack of evidence of its superior clinical effectiveness compared to other products, concern about promoting antibiotic resistance, widespread human exposures, and potential adverse health effects. In September 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing nineteen active ingredients, including triclosan and triclocarban, can no longer be marketed.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Understand rationale for targeting triclosan and triclocarban for elimination in the health care setting
    • Learn best practices for implementing the Hand Hygiene Challenge
    • Describe common challenges and potential solutions for implementing the Hand Hygiene Challenge 
    • Describe tools and resources available for participants of the Hand Hygiene Challenge

    Pricing

    Standard Price: $79
    Practice Greenhealth Members: FREE!
    Practice Greenehealth Subscribers: FREE!


    Ted Schettler

    MD, MPH, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network & Health Care Without Harm

    Ted Schettler is Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network and a science advisor to Health Care Without Harm. He has an MD from Case Western Reserve University and MPH from Harvard University. Schettler is co-author of several books and numerous papers addressing various aspects of human health and the environment. For many years his work has explored the intersections of individual, public, and environmental health.

    ​Amanda Holloway

    Sustainability Project Leader, Mayo Clinic

    Amanda Holloway is a Section Head in the Division of Facilities Operations for Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Amanda oversees Environmental Services and Mayo Clinic’s varied waste and recycling programs, including operations of Mayo Clinic’s Recycling Center and Waste Management Facility. Amanda also serves as Vice Chair for Mayo Clinic’s Green Committee in Rochester, guides enterprise sustainability planning and is helping drive sustainability improvements across the organization.

    Katie Wickman

    MS, RN, CIC, Sustainability Manager, Advocate Health Care

    Katie Wickman, MS, RN, CIC is the sustainability manager at Advocate Health Care in Illinois. She is a registered nurse with past experience in clinical nursing and infection prevention in a hospital setting. Her education includes a Master of Science in nursing (DePaul University, IL), a Bachelor of Science in biology (St. Norbert College, WI), and Certification in Infection Control. Ms. Wickman has influence in all areas of Advocate’s sustainability program and plays key roles in the development of healthy and sustainable standards and practices at Advocate and among its 35,000 associates. She also represents Advocate Health Care in several national market transformation groups and the Health Care Climate Council, working to advance health and sustainability throughout the health care sector.

    Joel Sigler

    Senior Manager, Kaiser Permanente

    Joel Sigler is a Certified Safety Professional with over 25 years of experience in the environmental, health and safety field. Joel currently works as a Senior Manager with the National Environmental Health and Safety Department at Kaiser Permanente. Joel co-chairs two environmental stewardship committees at Kaiser Permanente, the Safer Chemical committee working to implement the use of safer chemicals in the organization, the Waste Reduction Committee, working to reduce the volume of waste within the organization. Joel received a B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a Certificate in Environmental Management from the Harvard University Extension School.

    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.

    ______________________________________________________________________

    Contact Info:

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

  • Inside the Health Care Culinary Contest

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/26/2017

    Get an insider’s look at the contest. We explain the rules and showcase best practices that may give your entry an edge. Chefs share how culinary inspiration and creativity can create delicious, healthy, plant-forward meals.

    Get an insider’s look at the contest. We explain the rules and showcase best practices that may give your entry an edge. Chefs share how culinary inspiration and creativity can create delicious, healthy, plant-forward meals. 

  • Introduction to Practice Greenhealth - September 2017

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 09/20/2017

    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

    Kaeleigh Sheehan

    Member Engagement & Greening the OR Mgr., Practice Greenhealth

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

    Contact Info:

    Email: ksheehan@practicegreenhealth.org
    (T): 1-888-450-7707