Sustainable Operations - November 2013

Isolated Colorado hospital braces for winter after surviving flood

One road into Estes Park Medical Center remains drivable, but it is a circuitous route down the mountain that turns a 45-minute trip into a few hours

11/26/2013


Alternatives to incineration sought for medical waste

Clean air advocates argue for alternatives as other states send their waste to Utah for incineration

11/26/2013


Ontario hospital lauded for going green

Lakeridge Health Oshawa named Green Hospital of the Year by the Ontario Hospital Association

11/26/2013


Designer talks about effects of Affordable Care Act

Initiative seen as a wake-up call for facility managers, urging them to become leaders with more responsibility for patient advocacy

11/25/2013


Nyack Hospital to install more than $1 million in energy and water conservation measures

Facility expects to conserve an estimated 12.4 million gallons of water and avoid the creation of 1,616,357 pounds of carbon dioxide annually

11/6/2013


Design decisions can help make hospital labs greener

Laboratory space is one of the worst offenders in energy and water use

11/6/2013



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