Navigation Links
Kaiser Permanente Wins National Awards for Commitment to Environmental Health
Date:5/19/2009

Practice Greenhealth Recognition Highlights Organization's Green Efforts

OAKLAND, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente received the System for Change Award, for the second consecutive year, for its leadership in improving environmental performance in the health care sector. Kaiser Permanente received the award today from Practice Greenhealth at CleanMed 2009, a global conference for environmental leaders in health care.

The award, which recognizes health systems that have worked to gather environmental data, set goals, and encourage eco-friendly practices, reflects Kaiser Permanente's long-standing commitment to protecting the environment.

"Kaiser Permanente recognizes the health of the environment directly affects individual health. We are constantly working to reduce our collective impact on the environment and improve the health of the communities we serve," said Raymond J. Baxter, Ph.D., senior vice president, Community Benefit, Research and Health Policy.

As a global leader in sustainability, Kaiser Permanente builds greener facilities, buys non-toxic materials when feasible, and supports sustainable agriculture. For example, the organization is working with suppliers to minimize the use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in its operations and services. Recently, Kaiser Permanente made the decision to purchase patient controlled analgesic pump sets and patient identification bracelets that are completely free of PVC, which is a major source of dioxin, a known human carcinogen.

"Kaiser Permanente continues to work to find environmentally friendly alternatives for our members by selecting non-toxic products, working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and informing public policy," said Kathy Gerwig, Kaiser Permanente's vice president for workplace safety and environmental stewardship officer.

Practice Greenhealth is a lan
'/>"/>

SOURCE Kaiser Permanente
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Workplace E-Mail Intervention Program Helps People Sit Less and Eat Better, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
2. UC Berkeley Launches Kaiser Permanente Community Health Scholars Program
3. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
4. Security Officers Who Guard Kaiser Hospitals Protest Lack of Access to Affordable Healthcare
5. Kaiser Permanente Grant to Expand UCLA International Medical Center Graduate Program
6. As Kaiser Permanente Opens a New Hospital Wing, Security Officers Left Behind Without Affordable Healthcare
7. Women Ten Times More Likely To Do Breast Self-Exams Correctly With Intervention Program, Kaiser Permanente Study Finds
8. Kaiser Permanente Approves $13 Million in Community Benefit Grants in First Quarter of 2009
9. Kaiser Family Foundation Launches Daily Global Health Policy Report and Policy Tracking Tool As Part of New Web Gateway Focusing on U.S. Global Health Policy
10. Kaiser Permanente Continues to Spread Health With New Ads Debuting in April
11. Kaiser Permanente Honors Founding Physician With Release of Biography
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/18/2014)... A new article published online in The ... to religious music is associated with a decrease in ... and sense of control over their lives. In particular, ... in anxiety about death and an increase in sense ... and whites, women and men, and individuals of both ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... 2014) Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) ... particular molecule in metastatic breast cancer reduces both the ... metastases. BRI scientists have found in models of the ... 60 - 80 percent and can keep the tumor ... million five-year grant comes from the National Cancer Institute ...
(Date:4/18/2014)... A discovery by Northwestern Medicine scientists could lead to ... scarring in people with scleroderma. , Fibrosis, or ... tightening of the skin and lungs can lead to ... The concept for new therapeutic options centers on findings ... Medicine-Rheumatology, who identified the role that a specific protein ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... targets that could be used to provide relief ... London made the discovery when researching how pain ... body. , Dr Marzia Malcangio said: "We have ... and our findings could help chemotherapy patients who ... side effect of some chemotherapy drugs (such as ...
(Date:4/17/2014)... Diego School of Medicine report that older women, plucky ... loss are more likely to be compassionate toward strangers ... in this month,s issue of the International Journal ... associated with better health and well-being as we age, ... the outcomes of individuals whose deficits in compassion put ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Religious music brings benefit to seniors' mental health 2Health News:Benaroya Research Institute evaluates immunology approach to blocking breast cancer 2Health News:New clues on tissue scarring in scleroderma 2Health News:New pain relief targets discovered 2Health News:The ilk of human kindness 2
... YORK, Feb. 12 Medicare now pays for treatments ... change that and apply a cost-effectiveness standard set by ... Effectiveness Research.The Federal Council is modeled after a U.K. ... This British board approves or rejects treatments using ...
... damage, and study says it,s likely all that sugar , , THURSDAY, ... cans of soda pop daily are almost two times more likely ... to a U.S. study. , But there,s no increased risk for ... drink diet soda. , The researchers analyzed data from 9,358 adults ...
... The Final Inch and Slumdog Millionaire show the challenges ... Astute Oscar-watchers are getting a short ... nominated films that together show the status of this ... four countries where the virus has not been stopped. ...
... ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA ), today announced it ... 19, 2009, and will host a conference call to discuss these ... , , , Date: Thursday, February ... Conference call access:, Internet: www.istavision.com, ...
... got radiation treatment for Hodgkin,s disease are almost 40 times ... findings from five institutions, including the University of Florida. ... researchers report. These women are also likely to develop cancer ... get rid of the cancer. Our second priority is to ...
... Pamper Tired TootsiesBETHESDA, Md., Feb. 12 Valentine,s Day marks ... men and women. While the old adage "a way to ... true, another body part is gaining affection from both sexes ... (APMA) survey revealed 84 percent of women are embarrassed about ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:2 or More Sodas a Day Boost Women's Kidney Risks 2Health News:Oscar Nominated Films Raise Polio Awareness 2Health News:Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk 2Health News:Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk 3Health News:American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day 2Health News:American Podiatric Medical Association Helps Americans 'Love' Their Feet This Valentine's Day 3
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- ChinaMarketResearchReports.com adds "China Orthopedic Instrument Industry ... (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140115/MN46792 ) Benefiting ... China,s orthopedic instrument industry has ... size rising from 3.28 billion yuan in 2006 to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... AARP Foundation today announced it has established a ... severe cold weather that has gripped much of the nation. ... need; so to support these emergency relief efforts AARP and ... could mean up to $500,000 in aid. The matching program ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: ... Trading (OFT) approval condition to the announced tender offer for all ... As a result of the waiver, the transaction is no ... tender offer on January 24, 2014 following the currently scheduled expiration ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 2Orthopedic Instrument Industry in China Markets Forecast to 2015 3AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 2AARP Foundation Establishes Winter Relief Fund for Older Adults Suffering from the Severe Cold Weather 3Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 2Shire Waives OFT Condition Relating to the Acquisition of ViroPharma Inc. 3
... Cell Therapeutics, Inc. ("CTI") (NASDAQ and MTA: CTIC) announced today ... Friday, June 17, 2011. At the meeting, shareholders approved the ... to increase the total number of authorized shares and authorized ... Therapeutics, Inc. Headquartered in Seattle, CTI ...
... 17, 2011 Unilife Corporation ("Unilife" or the ... Kathleen Merrigan, the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of ... local business leaders at its facility in York, Pennsylvania. ... (WHBC) under the direction of President Obama. The Winning ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Reports Outcome of Special Meeting of Shareholders 2Unilife Hosts White House Business Council Meeting 2Unilife Hosts White House Business Council Meeting 3
... Excaliburplus PC, 100V, 50Hz/60Hz is the most ... V PTP in spray Coag. It is the ... power settings from the surgical field with a ... Output Voltage in CUT maintains minimum necessary voltage ...
Microprocessor-based isolated electrosurgical generator, designed for all general surgical procedures. Unit includes the Valleylab adaptive REM system and Instant Response technology....
Black multi-pinhole occluder...
6 inch hand held occlcuder with 49 holes...
Medicine Products: