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Greener Hospitals: Improving Environmental Performance (2003)

greenerhospitalsEdited by: Environment Science Center, with support of Bristol-Myers Squibb. 128 pp.
This manual provides practical advice to help healthcare facilities improve their environmental management systems and performance. By clearly outlining the benefits of sharing best practices and developing formal environmental management systems, this document assists healthcare facilities in meeting the rising expectations of regulators and their local communities.

Greening Healthcare: Ideas for Your Campus (2008)

Physicians for Social Responsibility. Lauren Zajac, 8 pp. This short report is full of resources to assist hospital green teams in improving environmental performance of the hospital environment.

Green Teams: Engaging Employees in Sustainability (2009)

teamsPublished through Climatebiz. 21 pp. Deborah Fleischer, the president of Green Impact, explores and outlines the 10 best practices for bringing all your employees on board with your company’s sustainability projects.

Northwest Guide to Pollution Prevention by the Healthcare Sector (2004)

Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC). This web-based resource guide to pollution prevention contains links to local and regional pollution prevention resources on most of the topics highlighted in the Green Guide for Health Care Operations section.View online.

A Research Agenda for Advancing Patient and Environmental Health and Safety in the Health Care Sector (2009)

researchHealth Care Research Collaborative, by Susan Kaplan, JD, Peter Orris, MD, MPH, Rachel Machi, 36 pp. This paper focuses on research within the health care sector in the U.S. centering on patient, worker and environmental health and safety (“the three safeties”). It describes the Health Care Without Harm / Global Safety and Health Initiative (HCWH/GHSI) Research Collaborative, from whose work this Research Agenda was developed. It identifies research priorities in the near- and long-term at the intersection of the three safeties.

The Business Case for Greening the Healthcare Sector (2007)

businesscasePractice Greenhealth with Institute for Large Organizations (ILO), 36 pp. This report consolidates findings from multiple studies, articles, and research papers into a single resource on greening of healthcare buildings and operation.

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