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  • Healthy Food in Health Care: Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture - Policy Action Through Storytelling

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 08/09/2016

    Part I: 2016 Improving Antibiotic Stewardship in Animal Agriculture Webinar Series

    Description:

    Advocacy to promote policy action can be strengthened through the sharing of stories of people and communities personally impacted. With the issue of antibiotic resistance, this includes the stories of the families and survivors of antibiotic resistant infections and the clinicians working to heal these patients. The Clinician Champions in Comprehensive Antibiotic Stewardship (CCCAS) Collaborative hosted this webinar to arm clinicians and others with tools to share their firsthand struggle with resistant infections with administrators and public policy makers to motivate action towards antibiotic stewardship. Emphasis was placed on the linkage between antibiotic use in animal agriculture and the impact on the effectiveness of antibiotics in human medicine. Speakers included Julia E. Szymczak and Evan Lerner.

    Speakers include:

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    Julia E. Szymczak, PhD
    Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
    Senior Scholar in the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania (PENN)

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    Evan Lerner
    Director, Media Relations
    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania

    Members: $0 / Non-Members: $0

  • Climate/Energy Series: Energy Benchmarking 101

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/27/2016

    Chris Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance & Recognition and Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth, team up with the EPA's Health Care Portfolio Manager staff to de-mystify the process of energy benchmarking by discussing the goals, measures and calculation details needed to move along the three levels.

    Session Description

    Don't know your hospital's energy utilization index (EUI) or Energy Star score? No problem. The Healthier Hospitals Leaner Energy Challenge, a program within Practice Greenhealth, has all the tools and tips to get a hospital started. Level 1 encourages facilities to establish a baseline. This crucial step empowers users to understand where their hospitals is performing in national benchmarks by guiding them through the key steps and data needed. It's not as difficult as one may think. Level 2 continues the challenge to reduce the energy intensity by five percent from baseline with Level 3 increasing the performance to 10%.

    Chris Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance & Recognition and Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth, team up with the EPA's Health Care Portfolio Manager staff to de-mystify the process of energy benchmarking by discussing the goals, measures and calculation details needed to move along the three levels. You can also use these tools to benchmark your home and discover how well it consumes energy.

    Learning Objectives

    • Become familiar with the Leaner Energy Challenge (Level 1-3) and EPA's Portoflio Manager
    • Learn the inputs to establishing a baseline at your facility and what these metrics of Energy Utilization Index (EUI) and Energy Star score imply
    • Move beyond the baseline with conservation strategies with targeted reduction measures.

    Presenters

    Cbodkin.jpgChristopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance and 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 as to naturally incentivize leaders to become more sustainable. Christopher oversees the Healthier Hospitals data collection and reporting as well as creates content and reports.

    Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    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.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $79

  • Climate/Energy Series: Reducing Energy Through Behaviors

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/18/2016

    This sharing call highlights a theme of actions that can be used at work and at home such as unplugging vampire devices when not in use, using Energy Star rated appliances, dressing appropriately in layers during seasons to even how using the AC in your car saves 10% on fuel efficiency.

    Session Description

    Did you know that hospitals can reduce their utility bill by 10% through just education and occupants doing best practices like turning off the lights? This sharing call highlights a theme of actions that can be used at work and at home such as unplugging vampire devices when not in use, using Energy Star rated appliances, dressing appropriately in layers during seasons to even how using the AC in your car saves 10% on fuel efficiency. Raj Shukla, Director at Cool Choices emphasizes how these small behaviors make a big impact not matter what building you are in along with Iqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager at Practice Greenhealth.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the link between occupants and energy consumption
    • Learn the actionable behaviors that contribute to lowered energy usage
    • Help drive engagement with peers and raise awareness of key actions

    Presenters

    imageIqbal Mian, Member Engagement Manager, Practice Greenhealth

    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.

    imageRaj Shukla, Director of Programs, Cool Choices

    Raj Shukla has applied program design, development and management expertise in a variety of collaborative and creative venues spanning everything from public policy to the world of professional sports. As Director of Programs, he leads Cool Choices engagement and energy efficiency programs in businesses, schools and public agencies.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $79

  • Sharing Call: How to Understand Your Practice Greenhealth Performance Reports

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 07/06/2016

    Join the Practice Greenhealth Sector Performance Team to review your integrated data package and realize the true value of your membership.

    Session Description

    Performance Reporting is where the rubber hits the road when it comes to Practice Greenhealth membership. Knowing how to access, read, and understand your performance metrics will allow your facility or system to contextualize your data compared to the larger data set as well as set realistic goals for the future. Join the Practice Greenhealth Sector Performance Team to review your integrated data package and realize the true value of your membership.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understanding your integrated performance reporting package
    • Learn how to leverage your data
    • Learn how to set goals around your sustainability data.

    Presenters

    Fav.jpgCecilia DeLoach Lynn, Director of 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.
    Cbodkin.jpgChristopher Bodkin, Data Coordinator for Sector Performance and 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 as to naturally incentivize leaders to become more sustainable. Christopher oversees the Healthier Hospitals data collection and reporting as well as creates content and reports.

    * This is a member-only event

  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Series: Driving Waste Prevention Solutions through Sustainable Purchasing – A Case Study Review

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2016

    Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) can be the key to reducing solid waste generation by minimizing materials and packaging while also saving time and money. But with hundreds of procured products to consider for improvement opportunities, how do you decide where to focus? This session will dive into two case studies where purchasing decisions were used to reduce waste generation but each approached this opportunity from different angles.

    Session Description

    Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) can be the key to reducing solid waste generation by minimizing materials and packaging while also saving time and money. But with hundreds of procured products to consider for improvement opportunities, how do you decide where to focus? Today's session will dive into two case studies where purchasing decisions were used to reduce waste generation but each approached this opportunity from different angles.

    The first section will focus on a project completed at a Hospital on Long Island. The goal of this project was to identify purchasing improvement opportunities for implementing EPP to ultimately reduce municipal solid waste at their hospital. Using a top-down approach, the hospital's purchasing records were analyzed to identify the top 10 products contributing to the hospital waste stream, for which environmentally preferable alternatives were then identified. Total cost of ownership and environmental preference also played a role in identifying viable alternatives.

    Next we'll hear about how a waste audit influenced purchasing decisions and waste segregation at Rochester General Hospital. Here, a bottom-up approach, by way of a waste audit, was conducted at the hospital to identify the largest product and packaging contributors to the waste stream. In this case, purchasing records also provided valuable information in identifying large sources of packaging waste. Find out how this valuable information ended up informing RGH's purchasing behavior and ultimately uncovered a huge cost savings opportunity.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the two approaches hospitals have taken to inform purchasing decisions
    • Learn the connections between sustainable purchasing and waste prevention.
    • Identify that assessing the total costs of ownership is crucial to making smart, cost-effective purchasing decisions.
    • Recognize the significance of training and its role in waste prevention and achieving cost savings.

    Presenters

    Trish Donohue.jpgTrish Donohue, Sr. Pollution Prevention Engineer, Sustainable Supply Chain Program Manager, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute

    Patricia Donohue is the sustainable supply chain program manager and a senior pollution prevention engineer at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYSP2I) at Rochester Institute of Technology. Ms. Donohue provides technical environmental assistance to NYS industries to reduce their environmental footprint and save cost.

    For nearly twenty years, Ms. Donohue has supported industry with pollution prevention challenges. Her strong background in environmental engineering and Lean Six Sigma helps to identify losses and waste in manufacturing systems, leading to process improvement and a reduction in environmental footprint. Additional industrial experience includes supporting Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Johnson Controls. Ms. Donohue possesses strong business acumen, having been a product and marketing manager for a $40 million product line.

    Wayne Morton, Director, Environmental Health and Safety, Rochester General Hospital

    Wayne Morton is The Director of Environmental, Health and Safety for Rochester Regional Health Systems which consists of five hospitals with services in 150 locations. He administers the system's compliance with The Joint Commission's Environment of Care programs, environmental, health and safety regulations and surgical research operations.

    Mr. Morton has been with the RRH system since 2001, most recently as environmental health and safety manager for Rochester General Hospital. He has a master's degree in healthcare administration from Roberts Wesleyan College and is certified as a healthcare safety professional and occupational health and safety technologist.
    Ava Labuzetta, Pollution Prevention Engineer, NYS Pollution Prevention Institute

    Ava Labuzetta is a pollution prevention engineer at the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology. In this role, she provides technical assistance to the Green Technology Accelerator Center, Direct Assistance and Sustainable Supply Chain Programs. This includes completing industry process assessments and identifying areas for improvement as well as researching solutions that result in waste and pollution reduction.

    Ms. Labuzetta holds a bachelor of science in environmental engineering from the University of Vermont and is certified as an Engineer in Training (E.I.T.). Her academic work focused heavily on designing solutions to issues surrounding water quality, water treatment processes and energy consumption. At NYSP2I, she now applies this technical knowledge to projects across New York State.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0
  • Safer Chemicals Series: Antimicrobials in furniture: Do they deliver on the promise?

    Contains 2 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/30/2016

    Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are an urgent health care and public health priority with significant consequences for morbidity, mortality and health care costs. New technologies, including adding antimicrobial agents to hospital furnishings and interiors are being promoted to help address this pressing problem.

    When required, please enter meeting password "Pgh2016".

    Session Description

    Hospital acquired infections (HAIs) are an urgent health care and public health priority with significant consequences for morbidity, mortality and health care costs. New technologies, including adding antimicrobial agents to hospital furnishings and interiors are being promoted to help address this pressing problem. The evidence supporting both the efficacy and safety of these new technologies is insufficient and in some instances, of low quality. In this webinar, learn about Health Care Without Harm's comprehensive analysis of the evidence on the safety and efficacy of these products. Recommendations for health care clinicians, administrators and purchasers will be discussed, as well as recommendations for furniture and chemical manufacturers. The need for a critical research agenda to address significant data gaps also will be presented. Also hear from experts in a hospital system that has introduced an evidence-based evaluation of antimicrobials, and restricted their use in certain applications.

    Learning Objectives

    • Describe the applications of antimicrobials in furnishings in the health care setting
    • Understand the health and environmental concerns associated with antimicrobials in furnishings and analyze gaps in knowledge related to their safety, efficacy and clinical performance
    • Understand the importance of a systems approach in HAI prevention and the role that antimicrobials in furnishings may play in a larger systems approach
    • Describe the opportunities for reducing unnecessary antimicrobial use

    Presenters

    Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Advisor, Science and Environmental Health Network
    Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, is a physician with over 30 years of clinical experience in patient care. For the past 20 years, his work has explored the intersections of individual, public, and environmental health. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals, co-authored several books, and gives frequent presentations addressing environmental impacts on human health as well as the ways that human activities influence environmental quality.
    Dr. Schettler serves as the Science Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network. He also serves as Science Director of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment and the Science Director of Health Care Without Harm. He has a medical degree from Case Western Reserve University and masters in public health from Harvard University. Dr. Schettler is co-author of “Generations at Risk: Reproductive Health and the Environment"; “In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development"; and "Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging." Recently he published “The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The Promise of Prevention and the Hope for Healing". He has also published a number of articles on related topics in peer-reviewed journals and has served on advisory committees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Academy of Sciences.
    Katie Wickman, MS, RN, CIC, Environmental Stewardship Coordinator, Advocate Health Care
    Katie Wickman, MS, RN, CIC is the environmental stewardship coordinator at Advocate Health Care in Illinois, with past experience as a clinical nurse and infection preventionist (2009-2015). She is Certified in Infection Control and holds a Master of Science in nursing (DePaul University, IL) and a Bachelor of Science in biology (St. Norbert College, WI). Ms. Wickman serves on Advocate's Antimicrobial Stewardship and Healthier Hospitals Committees, playing key roles in the development of healthy and sustainable procurement standards at Advocate, and also participates in several market transformation groups working to advance health and sustainability in the health care supply chain.

    Pricing

    Member: $0 Nonmember: $0
  • Strategic Energy Master Plans for Health Care Organizations (SEMP)

    Contains 4 Component(s)

    This webinar-based course will take the participants through the process of establishing a Strategic Energy Master Planning program within their organizations. Over four 90 minute interactive sessions, the course will cover: - Building a SEMP team and fostering organizational buy-in - Creating organization specific objectives and goals for the plan - Documenting current energy use & energy projects completed to date - Building an energy project pipeline - Establishing a project proposal decision process - Developing full cashflow and lifecycle financial views in proposals - Developing organizational commitment for funding the plan * The course will include "homework" assignments on key topics. Each class is a prerequisite for the following class. * certificate of completion will be awarded. Class size is limited.

    Program Introduction

    This webinar-based, four-part course will take the participants through the process of establishing a Strategic Energy Master Planning (SEMP) program within their organizations. We will explore the creation of a strong foundation for strategic investment in energy and water projects, including gathering baseline energy data and estimating program potential based on that data.

    The course will include "homework" assignments on key topics. Each class is a prerequisite for the following class.

    With the course material and completed assignments in hand, participants will be prepared to lead their organizations in the development of a plan designed to reduce energy costs and bring down carbon footprints.

    * The course will include "homework" assignments on key topics. Each class is a prerequisite for the following class.
    * Educational credits are available for this course. Class size is limited.

    Program Details

    Course One: Getting Started and Establishing the SEMP Program, Tuesday June 7 from 6:30 – 8:00 am EST

    The course will start with an overview of strategic energy planning in a health care organization - and why it matters. The discussion will then cover the creation of a strong foundation for strategic investment in energy and water projects. This includes gathering baseline energy data - and then estimating program potential based on that data. The second, and more important, base building activity is to spend time communicating with key stakeholders. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information and data that can be used to create buy-in for a sustained focus on energy.
    This course will allow participants to
    • Learn central arguments (and initial data) that demonstrate the Objectives power of a SEMP (Strategic Energy Master Plan) program – providing answers to the core question of why energy projects are smart investments.
    • Obtain information to be used immediately to start building interest in the idea among colleagues and within the executive management team.
    • Understand the baseline energy data that needs to be gathered – and straightforward tools for analyzing the impact of the organization's energy use. Data to establish the investment potential – in terms of both environmental impact and financial savings.
    • Learn about communicating across the organization, and the benefits of setting-up an “energy team."

    Course Two: Building the Case for Each Energy Project and Creating a Multi-Year Funding Stream, Tuesday June 14th 6:30 – 8:00 a.m EST

    There's no debate about one key point – proposed projects that have a poor “return-on-investment" will go nowhere. Even a project with good financial prospects can struggle to get approval when the engineering and finance teams are not speaking the same language. Learn how to move beyond this barrier!
    Without a SEMP program in place, energy project proposals will always vie for funding with other proposed projects during the annual CAPEX budget process. This discussion describes a variety of approaches for overcoming that barrier – with the goal of creating an on-going stream of funding for sustained multi-year investment.
    This course will help participants to
    • Provide facility engineering teams with information about the financial criteria that are important to CFOs and finance teams.
    • Gather ideas for developing proposal buy-in from this key stakeholder group.
    • Obtain ideas for new approaches for setting aside internal funds for energy projects – including example of organizations within the health care industry that have adopted these ideas.
    • Discover where to look for external funding.
    Course Three: Selecting the Initial Projects and Building on Success: Developing a Long Term Project Pipeline, Tuesday June 21st from 6:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. EST
    Many health care organizations will accept the idea that a SEMP program makes sense. The challenge is to turn that into a funded, multi-year commitment. To get there, selecting the right initial projects is critical. Second only to creating a sustained funding stream, the development of a well-considered project pipeline is an essential component to building a successful SEMP program. The core goal is to create a lightweight selection process that will identify projects that fit an agreed upon set of decision criteria.
    This course will
    • Offer different approaches to thinking about selecting projects and multi year commitments based on the organization's existing point-of-view about energy projects.
    • Provide facility teams with specific ideas and examples of areas where there are likely to be early wins.
    • Learn the essential criteria and potential evaluation methodologies, for deciding whether or not a project should be included in the project pipeline. Emphasis is placed on developing a track record of success.
    Course Four: Putting it All Together (Year 1) and Keeping the Momentum (Year 2 & Beyond), Tuesday June 28th from 6:30 – 8 a.m. EST
    Using a SEMP document outline as a focal point for discussion, we will focus on the essential ingredients that need to come together in the 1st year of a SEMP program. With the first year of SEMP work in the rear view mirror, that foundational effort is ready to be honed into a smooth, established organizational process. The focus switches from getting the program launched to meeting long-term goals - while keeping track of the progress and performance of projects underway. The SEMP is a “living" plan that should be updated on a regular basis.
    Upon completing this course, you will:
    • Have a Objectives checklist of the key activities that should occur in the first year - and an outline for a SEMP Plan document that can be tailored to fit their organization.
    • Come away with a clear set of activities that need attention as the SEMP program matures. This includes the “nut-and-bolts" of obtaining and presenting project performance data, and identifying new energy projects. The work will also involve keeping an eye on innovation and looking at where other organizations are investing.

    Instructor

    Dan Quinlan, Independent Consultant

    Dan Quinlan is an independent consultant who has been engaged in energy project work for more than 25 years. Beginning with his early years at Bell Laboratories, his projects have spanned a wide range of commercial clients including health care organizations, data and telecom providers, commercial real estate owners, and manufacturers. Between 2011 and 2013, Dan managed a multi-million dollar consulting project awarded by the US Department of Energy that included the creation of a Community Strategic Energy Planning training program, and delivered energy project consulting services to more than 140 organizations across the United States. The project team consisted of 9 firms and more than 60 contributors. Dan also helped lead the creation of a non-profit energy services company, and has been engaged in the development of innovative commercial clean energy loan programs. Currently he works with clients in developing and executing creative approaches to accelerating investment in energy efficiency and renewable energy.
    Dan received an M.B.A. Columbia University, a M.S. in Physics from Pennsylvania State University, and a B.S.E.E from the University of New Hampshire.

    Pricing

    Member: $99 Non-member: $149

    Course Description

    The course will start with an overview of strategic energy planning in a health care organization - and why it matters. The discussion will focus on how to create a strong foundation for year-over-year investment in energy and water projects. This includes gathering baseline data - and then estimating program potential based on that data. The second, and more important, base building activity is the time spent communicating with key stakeholders. Fortunately, there is a wealth of information that can be used to create organizational buy-in for a sustained focus on energy.

    Learning Objectives:
    • Learn central arguments (and industry data) that demonstrates the power of a SEMP program - providing answers to the core question of why energy projects are important, smart investments.
    • Obtain information that can be used immediately to begin building interest within the executive management team and across the organization.
    • Understand the baseline energy data that needs to be gathered, and become acquainted with straightforward tools for analyzing the impact of the organization's energy use.
    • Understand the available data that can be used to establish the investment potential in terms of both environmental impact and financial savings.
    Course Description

    There's no debate about one key point – proposed projects that have a poor “return-on-investment" will go nowhere. Even a project with good financial prospects will struggle to get approval when the engineering and finance teams are not speaking the same language. In this session, we'll talk through how to move beyond this barrier.

    Without a SEMP program in place, energy project proposals will always vie for funding with other proposed projects during the annual CAPEX budget process. This discussion will describe a variety of approaches for changing that dynamic – with the goal of creating an on-going stream of funding for sustained multi-year investment.

    Learning Objectives
    • Provide facility engineering teams with information about the financial criteria that are important to
    • CFOs and finance teams.
    • Gather ideas for developing proposal buy-in with this key stakeholder group.
    • Discuss ideas for new approaches for setting aside internal funds for energy projects – including
    • example of organizations within the health care industry that have adopted these ideas.
    • Discover where to look for external funding.
    Course Description

    Many health care organizations will accept the idea that a SEMP program makes sense. The challenge is to turn that into a funded, multi-year commitment. To get there, selecting the right initial projects is critical. Second only to creating a sustained funding stream, the development of a well-considered project pipeline is an essential component to building a successful program. The core concept is to create a lightweight selection process that will identify projects that fit an agreed upon set of decision criteria.

    Learning Objectives
    • See different approaches to thinking about selecting projects (and multi year commitments) based on the organization's existing point-of-view about energy projects.
    • Provide facility teams with specific ideas and examples of areas where there are likely to be early wins.
    • Learn the essential criteria and potential evaluation methodologies, for deciding whether or not a project should be included in the project pipeline. Emphasis is placed on developing a track record of success.

    Course Description

    Using a SEMP document outline as a focal point for discussion, this session will focus on the essential ingredients that need to come together within a phased SEMP program approach. After the first year of SEMP work in the rear view mirror, that foundational effort is ready to be honed into a sustained, established organizational process. The focus switches from getting the program launched to meeting long-term goals - while keeping track of the progress and performance of projects along the way. The SEMP document is a “living" plan that reflects the on-going commitment to lowering energy consumption, driving the organization's carbon footprint down, and saving money.

    Learning Objectives

    At the conclusion of this discussion, participants will

    • Have a Objectives checklist of the key activities that should occur in the first year - and an outline for a SEMP Plan document that can be tailored to fit their organization.
    • Come away with a clear set of activities that need attention as the SEMP program matures. This includes the “nut-and-bolts" of obtaining and presenting project performance data, and identifying new energy projects. The work will also involve keeping an eye on innovation and looking at where other organizations are investing.
  • Sharing Call: Marketing Your Sustainability Efforts

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/23/2016

    Join us to discuss how to develop your marketing communications plan, outline the communications vehicles that are available to you, and determine how to maximize your outreach. This is an exceptional opportunity to get publicity and recognition for your efforts.

    When required, please enter meeting password "Pgh2016".

    Session Description

    Creating a healthier facility through environmental stewardship benefits your patients, staff and community, while providing a safe and respectful work environment. You have made sustainability part of your culture, and it's time to celebrate it. Practice Greenhealth has created a new marketing communications toolkit to guide you and your green team in developing and executing both internal and external communications plans. We've made it easy! During this call, we will discuss how to develop your marketing communications plan, outline the communications vehicles that are available to you, and determine how to maximize your outreach. This is an exceptional opportunity to get publicity and recognition for your efforts.

    Learning Objectives

    • Review templates to easily develop written and PowerPoint marketing plans for presentation to your green teams and C-level executives.
    • Explore the communications vehicles available at your fingertips for internal and external communications.
    • Go through customizable templates for social media, press releases, letters to reporters, sample blog postings, newsletter articles, and more.
    • Touch on member toolkits specific to topics of importance, such as less waste, healthier food, employee engagement and climate and health.

    Presenter

    Sherry MacDonald, Director of Marketing and Communications, Practice Greenhealth, smacdonald@practicegreenhealth.org
    Sherry MacDonald leads the marketing communications efforts for Practice Greenhealth, achieving results by building strong campaigns through smart, strategic, and creative thinking. Sherry strives to assess the needs of Practice Greenhealth's members, and implements many types of communications programs to bring them essential programs, beginning with strategic planning and research, and including advertising, direct marketing, interactive, and public relations campaigns, as well as event promotion. Sherry brings significant nonprofit marketing communications experience to Practice Greenhealth with a focus on ensuring member satisfaction.
    *This is a member-only event
  • Climate/Energy Series: Introducing the Employee Home Solar Discount program

    Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 06/21/2016

    This webinar presents the first in a series of Green Employee Benefits for Practice Greenhealth members: Employee Home Solar Discount program.

    Session Description

    This webinar presents the first in a series of Green Employee Benefits for Practice Greenhealth members: Employee Home Solar Discount program.

    This new program provides hospitals with an incredible opportunity to offer employees the chance to buy or lease solar systems for their homes at a substantially lower rate than the national average. Implementing the program at your health system or hospital provides a great incentive to engage employees with and also contributes to increasing the resilience of their communities.

    Health Systems that are members of the Health Care Climate Council have been piloting the project. Two of these pilot projects - Mark Platt from Gundersen and Sarah O'Keefe from University Hospitals – will share their stories and experiences on this webinar. Lauren Kleinman from Practice Greenhealth will present the Toolkit to assist members with implementing this Green Employee Benefit at their own hospitals. And as an additional incentive, Practice Greenhealth will announce the details of a contest to award free CleanMed 2017 registrations and lodging to the health systems that establish the best Employee Home Solar programs.

    Presenters

    Mark Platt, Senior Vice President of Business Service, Gundersen Health

    In the role of Senior Vice President of Business Services, Mark oversees the Envision program (Gundersen Health's sustainability program), in addition to Business Development & Marketing, Business Health Services, Community & Preventive Care Services, Corporate Communications, External Affairs & Government Relations, Facilities, and Supply Chain. He also leads the strategic planning process as a member of the Senior Leadership Team. Mark received his bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University.
    Sarah O'Keeffe, Sustainability Manager, University Hospitals

    Sarah E. O'Keeffe works in the Sustainability Office at University Hospitals. In her role as a Sustainability Manager at UH, Sarah coordinates and implements system-wide sustainability programs related to the Healthier Hospitals program challenge areas as well as UH-specific programs and goals, particularly those related to Safer Chemicals, Smarter Purchasing, Less Waste and Transportation. Sarah holds an MBA in Non-Profit Management, with an emphasis on Sustainability, from the Weatherhead School of Business.
    lauren_kleinman-100x100.jpgLauren Kleinman, MA, MENR, Outreach and Engagement Specialist, Practice Greenhealth

    Lauren Kleinman is an Outreach and Engagement Specialist for Practice Greenhealth, in addition to her project management responsibilities for Healthier Hospitals, the Market Transformation Group, and working with the HCWH Climate Program to bring fresh content on climate and health to Practice Greenhealth. Prior to joining the organization, Lauren earned a dual Masters in environment and natural resources / public policy and administration from The Ohio State University while she worked at OSU Wexner Medical Center in the pharmacy department.

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  • THRIVING INTO 2025: Kaiser Permanente’s Bold Environmental Stewardship Goals

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    Learn how Kaiser Permanente uses visioning and formal goals to drive environmental performance across the system.

    Session Description

    Kathy Gerwig, Vice President of Kaiser Permanente returns to provide Kaiser Permanente's environmental stewardship goals for 2025. Join us to learn how Kaiser Permanente uses visioning and formal goals to drive environmental performance across the system.

    Learning Objectives

    • Understand the process that Kaiser Permanente uses to set new environmental stewardship goals.
    • Understand Kaiser's committee structure for providing both oversight and continuous support of environmental short and long term goals.
    • Understand how environmental sustainability is embedded into the mission of Kaiser Permanente.
    • Recognize how sustainability success has been realized at Kaiser Permanente through setting bold goals.

    Presenter

    GK.JPGKathy Gerwig, Vice President, Employee Safety, Health and Wellness and Environmental Stewardship Officer, Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente is one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans serving more than 10 million members, and a recognized leader in environmental stewardship. Kathy is responsible for developing, organizing and managing the environmental program for the organization. She is also responsible for eliminating workplace injuries, promoting healthy lifestyle choices, and reducing health risks for the organization's 190,000 employees and physicians.

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