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Web Exclusive: NIH-led Research Group Links Climate Changes, Human Health Impact
A National Institutes of Health working group has highlighted 11 key categories of diseases and other health...
Web Exclusive: North Shore-LIJ, EPA Sign Pact on Green Initiatives
North Shore-LIJ (NY) Health System and the Environmental Protection Agency used Thursday's Earth Day celebrations to...
Web Exclusive: CT Hospital Eyes Waste Stream Improvements
The Hospital of Central Connecticut has announced a commitment to air quality standards and diminishing its...
Kaiser plans solar systems at 15 sites in California
Kaiser Permanente plans to install solar systems at 15 of its facilities throughout California, together generating a...
Web Exclusive: Hospitals' Sustainability Managers Look for Savings through Better Environmental Practices
Many hospitals already have green teams of ecology-minded employees who strategize ways to reduce waste and energy...
Web Exclusive: Your HVAC Could Save You Millions
Healthcare organizations spend more than $6.5 billion on energy each year. So, as CFOs look for innovative ways to trim...
Web Exclusive: Five Healthcare Facilities Agree to Stop Dumping Drug Waste in Watershed
Five healthcare facilities in two counties near New York City have agreed to immediately stop dumping pharmaceutical...
EPA: Despite Plenty of Hospital Activity, No Added Scrutiny on Healthcare
Though it may seem there has been an upswing in hospital-related activity by the Environmental Protection Agency this...
Web Exclusive: Nurse Gives Second Life to Discarded Medical Supplies
Health systems in this country generate a vast amount of trash—a great deal of which looks like treasure to staff...
Unused hospital supplies get second chance overseas
If a person checks into a hospital and even mostly just lies in bed, they will generate, on average, 25 pounds of waste...