June 25th, 2014
You have the power to create an environmentally responsible surgical facility, and you won’t have to install rooftop gardens, solar panels or water-free urinals to do so. Your greening efforts can start and stop in your operating rooms, home of the energy-sucking overhead lights and land of the clean waste that somehow ends up in red bags. Here are some simple ideas you can implement today that will instantly make your facility a little more environmentally responsible . . .
Full story here
June 5th, 2014
Earlier this week, FierceHealthFinance published a story on bolstering hospital finances through green initiatives, in which they cited a new ‘green’ guide released by the American Hospital Association (AHA). The report lists medical device reprocessing as an effective supply chain solution to help hospitals become more sustainable (p. 19).
Hospitals and hospital systems could reap millions of dollars a year in savings by making their infrastructure greener, according to a new guide published by the American Hospital Association (AHA).
The guide places a value on some of the sustainable practices that acute care providers can implement. “In the current healthcare climate, sustainability efforts must be financially viable to succeed long term. Hospitals and care systems around the country are already saving resources by adopting sustainability measures,” the guide states.
Read the full Sustainability Report here
June 5th, 2014
AMDR President Dan Vukelich is moderating a panel today at the 2014 CleanMed Conference: We are the Champions! Single Use and Singular Savings, Learn How to Become Your Facility’s Medical Device Reprocessing Champion. CleanMed is the nation’s premier sustainability conference for the healthcare sector and is being held at the groundbreaking Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland.
Click here to see details on the agenda.
May 15th, 2014
Dan Vukelich will be speaking today, May 15, at CEDEST in Cartagena, Spain, “Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices: Experience in the U.S.”
May 12th, 2014
CleanMed will hold its 2014 conference at the Global Center for Health Innovation in Cleveland, Ohio on June 2-5. CleanMed brings the nation’s preeminent healthcare leaders together with an outstanding line up of healthcare sector operations experts, sustainability staff, and health sector supporting entities for an exciting three-day conference on sustainable healthcare.