Long Term Care: Environmental Stewardship for Every Generation

Recorded On: 11/15/2017

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.


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.


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


Long Term Care: Environmental Stewardship for Every Generation
60-minute presentation Live event: 11/15/2017 at 1:00 PM (EST) You must register to access.