Editorial

Environmentally Friendly Tips for Hospital Staff

Environmentally Friendly Tips for Hospital Staff

Dr. Alexander Varghese

Here are some ideas as to what you, as a healthcare administrator, doctor, nurse, technician, pharmacist, nutritionist, physiotherapist, cleaner can do in your clinic / hospital, to make it sustainable.

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Do You Have a Seat at the Healthcare Development Table?

Do You Have a Seat at the Healthcare Development Table?

Renée-Marie Stephano

I think this picture says a lot. What do you see? The glass half full, or half empty? Some of you see an empty room, I see only lost opportunity.

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Sustainable Healthcare

Creating a Triple Bottom Line in Your Medical Group for Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability

Creating a Triple Bottom Line in Your Medical Group for Social, Economic, and Environmental Sustainability

Michael O’Connell

“First, Do No Harm” is the Hippocratic Oath embraced by physicians. As a core value of health care, this oath serves as a solid foundation for physicians to pursue excellent service, evidence based medicine, and quality outcomes.

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Canadian Case Study ~ A Green Research Facility with Toronto Western Hospital

Canadian Case Study ~ A Green Research Facility with Toronto Western Hospital

Priscilla Hsu

With every new building development there is an opportunity to make it better than developments in the past; to make it more cost effective, more efficient and more sustainable.

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BioPreferred… An Important Ingredient to Sustainable Healthcare Development

BioPreferred… An Important Ingredient to Sustainable Healthcare Development

Tim Ulmer

The argument over the existence of global warming is endless and the division between the opposing opinions is extreme,

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Greening the Lab

Greening the Lab

Tom Badrick

Healthcare as an industry has a significant environmental footprint. In the United States, healthcare accounts for roughly 18 percent of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and hospitals spend $6.

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Creating and Managing Sustainability Programs

Creating and Managing Sustainability Programs

William Borges, MBA

It shouldn't be much of a surprise that leaders at your hospital may be thinking about going green. First, there's all of that au courant media coverage.

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Feature

Sustainable Design for Healthcare Interiors

Sustainable Design for Healthcare Interiors

Andrée Iffrig

Sustainability may be the holy grail of healthcare design, but many interiors fall well short of green objectives when built conventionally.

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Quality Enhanced Life Days ~ A New Metric for Hospital Sustainability

Quality Enhanced Life Days ~ A New Metric for Hospital Sustainability

Robert McIlvaineand Tom Tschanz

People do not live their lives to maximize the length. They live to enjoy quality time even at the expense of longevity.

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Healthcare Development

Can “Wellness Design” Improve Patient Experience Retaining Top Medical Staff?

Can “Wellness Design” Improve Patient Experience Retaining Top Medical Staff?

Christie McKenna

The nature of hospital design is one of constant change and many of these revolutionary modern hospitals in the Asia Pacific have been extensively altered or demolished to make way for new ideas and practices within hospitals.

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Achieving More Sustainable Operation of Hospitals through Ventilation

Achieving More Sustainable Operation of Hospitals through Ventilation

David W. Bearg

The sustainable operation of hospitals and other health care buildings requires as a priority assuring that the HVAC system is working as intended in the areas of ventilation and moisture management performance.

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Doing More with Less ~ Methodist West Hospital

Doing More with Less ~ Methodist West Hospital

Gary Van Dyke

“Relaxing” and “approachable” are not usually the first words to describe a hospital, but Methodist West Hospital looks nothing like a hospital.

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Wellesley Central Place ~ A Green Model for Aging

Wellesley Central Place ~ A Green Model for Aging

Sean Stanwick,

The Wellesley Central Place, a division of the Drs. Paul and John Rekai Centre, is unlike any other long-term care home in Toronto.

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