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


Alternatives to incineration sought for medical waste

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


Ontario hospital lauded for going green

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


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


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


Design decisions can help make hospital labs greener

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



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