Sustainable Operations

Benefits of Zen Gardens for Hospital Patients and Workers

Studies show that being close to nature improves the healing process and increases job satisfaction.

11/29/2022


Using Biophilia for Healing

Biophilic design speeds recovery rates, reduces stress and decreases dependency on medication.

11/22/2022


Small Hospital Investments Can Aid in Sustainable Initiatives

Report chronicles efforts of hospitals that took a variety of successful approaches to shrinking their carbon footprints.

11/11/2022


Hand Dryers Offer a Sustainable Alternative

Hand dryers help drive a sustainable message.

11/3/2022


Healthcare Facilities at Risk of More Climate Events if Emissions Aren't Reduced

Negligent climate actions are taking years off of people’s lives.

11/2/2022


Upgrading IAQ Systems Without Compromising Energy Efficiency

Improving air quality should not interfere with sustainability goals.

11/1/2022


UPMC Aims to Cut Emissions by 50 Percent

UPMC’s goal to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

10/12/2022


Towel Dispensers Pivot to Become More Sustainable

Towel dispenser manufacturers are answering the call to become more sustainable.

9/22/2022


Green Measures Benefit Students' Air Quality

Air purifiers in classrooms reduced indoor pollution concentrations by up to 57 percent.

9/9/2022


WELL Certification Covers 600 Senior Living Communities

Facilities represent more than 30 million square feet and a more than fourfold adoption increase in the sector since a year ago.

8/22/2022


New Healthcare Plastics Recycling Council Promotes Sustainability

The guide helps managers navigate economic, regulatory, resourcing, and infrastructure issues.

8/18/2022


Healthcare Industry Drives Demand in 3D Printing

The global healthcare additive manufacturing market is expected to grow 22.6 percent by 2030.

8/1/2022


Green Seal to Prohibit PFAS In All Green Seal Cleaning Products

Green Seal’s updated cleaning and personal care product standards now prohibit all approximately 12,000 chemicals in this class.

7/25/2022


ASHE Recognizes Sustainable Hospitals

ASHE will recognize these facilities at its Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition.

7/15/2022


Medical Groups Condemn SCOTUS Over EPA Ruling

The American Medical Association and American Academy of Pediatrics expressed their disappointment in the most recent sustainability ruling.

7/13/2022


Joint Commission Joins Decarbonization Effort

Commission has pledged to reduce its emissions by a minimum of 50 percent by 2030 and achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

7/13/2022


Warmer Weather Means It's Time to Winterize Facilities

The best time to start winterizing sidewalks and parking lots is during the summer.

6/30/2022


Hospital Earns Recognition for Tree-Planting Project

Arbor Day Foundation names Aspirus Wausau Hospital a Tree Campus Healthcare institution.

6/30/2022


Sustainable Ice Melts are the Product of the Future

More healthcare facilities managers are looking to stock up on sustainable ice melt products before winter arrives.

6/16/2022


Hospitals Can Save Money by Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices

A report by Association of Medical Device Reprocessors found that healthcare facilities can save money and reduce waste by extending the life of single-use medical devices.

6/13/2022


Kaiser Permanente Pledges to Reach Net Zero by 2050

As part of effort, Kaiser Permanente joined U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize healthcare sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

6/10/2022


Properly Disposing of Medical Waste Plays a Role in Climate Change

More healthcare facilities are looking for ways to safely and sustainably dispose of medical waste.

6/7/2022


3 Water-Savings Strategies in Healthcare

Healthcare facilities have come under greater scrutiny and pressure in recent years to operate more sustainably.

6/6/2022


4 Ways Healthcare Facilities Can Scale Back on Water Usage

A Servicon report suggests four ways for healthcare facilities to become more sustainable.

5/23/2022


Better Buildings Spotlights Healthcare Facilities Sustainability

Healthcare sector partners represent 495 million square feet of space, collectively saving $310 million since 2011.

5/6/2022


New HHS Initiative Address Climate Change

The initiative challenges private healthcare systems to meet or exceed emissions goals and build facility resilience.

4/29/2022


Troubleshooting Pin-Hole Leaks in Healthcare Piping Systems

Managers can prevent problems by understanding water piping materials and causes of corrosion

4/26/2022


Hospital Earns Recognition from Arbor Day Foundation

Aspirus Wausau Hospital earned recognition in the foundation’s third year of the program.

3/22/2022


Healthcare Looks to Expand 3D Printing in 2022

More healthcare facilities are looking to add 3D-printing services within their operations.

2/23/2022


Water-Conservation Strategies for Healthcare Facilities

Understanding how and how much facilities use water is critical in curtailing waste and cutting utility costs

2/15/2022



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