Earth Day celebration planning
Join Practice Greenhealth members from UW Health and University of Washington Health Center for a discussion of successful Earth Day events and projects at hospitals and health systems. Learn what your organization can do to engage your staff and community in environmental stewardship for this year’s celebration on April 22.
We’ll identify fresh ideas to celebrate Earth Day in health care settings, and you’ll be able to share your plans for engaging staff and community members.
Mary Evers Statz
UW Health energy management and sustainability program director
Mary Evers Statz leads the energy management and sustainability efforts throughout the UW Health system, which includes seven hospitals and over 80 clinics in south-central Wisconsin and northern Illinois and serves more than 600,000 patients each year. She is responsible for the corporate vision and strategy to make UW Health more environmentally friendly. Evers Statz drives strategies to create more efficient processes, measures and tracks overall energy and waste data, works to implement energy sourcing and saving measures, and enables a more environmentally sustainable operation by working with stakeholders across UW Health’s 1,500 physicians and 16,500 staff. She has more than 25 years design, construction, and facility management experience with extensive experience in medical and research buildings.
Paul W. Kelley, CBET
Washington Hospital director of biomedical engineering, the Green Initiative, and asset redeployment
Paul W. Kelley, CBET, has led the green team at Washington Hospital in Fremont, Calif., since their first meeting on 08/08/08 at 08:08 a.m. He also serves on the City of Fremont Environmental Sustainability Commission and the Joint Commission Patient Safety Advisory Group. Kelley is a member of the AAMI Sustainability Standards Committee where they are developing documents outlining important considerations in the area of medical devices and environmental sustainability.
Tom J. Thompson
UW Health sustainability specialist
Tom J. Thompson brings more than a decade of health care sustainability experience to his new role at UW Health in Madison, Wis. Thompson previously lead sustainability initiatives at Gundersen Health System for 10 years .He has extensive experience working with regional sustainable foods, recycling, medical waste reduction, staff engagement, and community service/leadership. He enjoys working with many diverse cultures and incorporates those experiences and knowledge in his everyday life and work.