Navigation Links
Hospital Corporation of America Joins Practice Greenhealth
Date:9/1/2009

ARLINGTON, Va. and NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hospital Corporation of America, (HCA), which is composed of locally managed healthcare facilities that include 163 hospitals and 112 outpatient centers in 20 states and England, has joined Practice Greenhealth, the nation's leading group for organizations in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices.

"Our intention is to become a leader in environmental practices among healthcare companies," said Alan Yuspeh, Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer for HCA, who also serves as chair of the HCA's Sustainability Steering Committee. "This signals HCA's commitment to have a comprehensive environmental strategy in concert with our mission of the care and improvement of human life. We know that challenges lie ahead as we implement additional sustainable practices in our hospitals. We look forward to our work with Practice Greenhealth and are confident that our partnership with this innovative organization will help us achieve the leadership role we seek."

Each HCA hospital will appoint a sustainability coordinator who will lead this effort on behalf of his or her facility. As members of Practice Greenhealth, each HCA hospital will have access to a vast array of tools, resources and expertise. The sharing of best practices is at the heart of the value proposition for Practice Greenhealth.

The year 2009 may have been the tipping point for the sustainability movement in healthcare as this community has assumed a role of leadership in the broader ecology of the planet to act as a healing force and change agent. "Historically, the healthcare sector has been one of the largest consumers of energy and water and generates tons of solid and medical waste. Practice Greenhealth members are turning the tide on this history, however, with growing evidence that greener facilities improve patient outcomes, decrease lengths of stay, and improve the health and performance of healthcare workers, while saving money and minimizing liability and compliance risks," noted Bob Jarboe, executive director of Practice Greenhealth.

"We are thrilled that HCA has joined," said Mr. Jarboe. "We recognize the tremendous commitment this represents and look forward to working with the folks at HCA as they implement and expand their sustainable, eco-friendly practices throughout their system. This is a very exciting addition to our membership roster."

With the addition of HCA, Practice Greenhealth membership now exceeds 1,000 organizations. Members include individual hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses in the healthcare community and other like-minded stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, healthcare workers, and the environment.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Practice Greenhealth
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Jacobs Receives Contract for San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center Rebuild Program
2. Home Birth With Midwife As Safe As Hospital Birth: Study
3. Rhode Island Hospital awarded $11 million, 5-year renewal
4. Scott & White Memorial Hospital Receives Level I Trauma Center Re-designation Again
5. RainEarth (RNER) Signs Purchase Agreement with HangZhou Municipal No.3 Peoples Hospital
6. Health Robotics Expands CytoCare(TM) Global Presence With National Taiwan University Hospital and Pinnaclemed
7. reThinking eHealth Webinar Announced - eHealth Experience Officer Needed Will a New Hospital Executive Emerge as Health Care Reforms?
8. America Needs More Physician Hospitals
9. Childrens Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC Recognized for Deepest Use of Electronic Health Records for a Pediatric Hospital in Nation
10. CMS to Focus on Stroke Care in U.S. Hospitals
11. St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital(R), Chilis(R) Grill & Bar Kick-off Sixth Annual Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... Pekin, IL (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 ... ... Foundation, which established the certification process to promote standards of excellence for the ... iaedp™ Symposium, scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... Lori R. Somekh, founder of the Law Office of Somekh & Associates ... special needs planning attorneys. “Membership in ElderCounsel helps our office remain up to date ... elder law attorneys nationwide,” said Somekh. , ElderCounsel was founded by ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... RIDGE, N.J. (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... annual Holly Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from ... of personalized and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, Pastor and Overseer at The House of Yahweh, ... and least understood books in the Holy Scriptures, Revelation. The Book of Revelation paints ... for centuries. Many have tossed it off as mere rubbish, but Yisrayl Hawkins says ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: ... souls in the Philippines. “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is ... Bible. She has taught all ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... 27, 2017  Commended for their devotion to personalized service, ... as number one in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 ... 5000 yearly list, the national specialty pharmacy has found its ... will soon be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 ... Set to receive his award in October, Bardisa said ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... -- Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that it ... Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics License ... of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The ... to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in the ... "We are disappointed by ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ., a recognized ... announced that it has been ranked #1 by its users ... Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was recognized as the ... hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds and holds one ... technology user survey history. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: