Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Series: Driving Waste Prevention Solutions through Sustainable Purchasing – A Case Study Review
Recorded On: 06/30/2016
- 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.
Trish 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.