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Brown University Children's Environmental Health Center Community Outreach and Translation Core and Superfund Research Program Community Engagement Core present

Thursday, March 10, 2011
7:30am--1:00pm

Laboratories for Molecular Medicine
70 Ship Street
Providence, RI

Join regional health care professionals for a learning and networking event on creating environmentally sustainable hospitals for staff, patients and communities in Rhode Island. Through this event, we will bring all the interested health care facilities in Rhode Island to develop a program for environmentally sustainable healthcare and healing environments. We will provide a wealth of practical tools and resources to educate, motivate, and facilitate best environmental and holistic care practices that increase operational efficiency, create extraordinary environmental benefits, save costs, and support an environmentally sustainable system that improves patient outcomes, workplace safety and prevents illness.

The goal of the event is to create a collaborative community of healthcare organizations and to improve environmental health and patient safety by 1. reducing health care's consumption of energy, water and raw materials and generation of waste, 2. reducing the use and exposure to persistent, bio-accumulative, toxic chemicals and 3. providing personalizing and humanizing health care experience for patients, their families and the community. We will engage in environmentally preferred purchasing, actively seeking alternative sustainable products, engaging in inventory management, transitioning to renewable energy sources, waste management, recycling programs, purchase and serve healthy foods made in sustainable ways and introduce a patient centered, holistic approach to healthcare. We will pursue a variety of educational and information sharing and collaborative activities focused on pollution prevention and toxics minimization.

Keynote Speaker

Gary Cohen
President and Co-Founder
Health Care Without Harm

Featured Healthy Hospital Project

Joan Plisko
Technical Director
Maryland Hospitals for Healthy Environment (MDH2E)

Featured Topics

Best practices for environmentally preferable purchasing

  • Use of safer chemicals/products
  • Green cleaning
  • Procurement and service of sustainable foods

Management of hospital waste

  • Waste streams in hospitals
  • Waste reduction, recycling
  • Medical reprocessing

Innovative models of care

  • Personalizing, humanizing and demystifying the healthcare environment.

Our Partners

Rhode Island Department of Health, Hospital Association of Rhode Island, Rhode Island State Nurses Association, United Nurses and Allied Professionals, Rhode Island Medical Society, Kids First, Public Health Program of Brown University, Women and Infants Hospital, Lifespan Health Systems, South County Hospital, Miriam Hospital, Newport Hospital Our Lady of Fatima Hospital and St Joseph School of Nursing, Westerly Hospital and Landmark Medical Center.

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This event is free and open to the public but requires advanced

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