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November 18, 2010

Contact: Patricia Adams

“Green” Conference Will Address Best Practices Of Hospitals As They Move Toward More Sustainable Environments

WHAT:

“Environmental Excellence in Health Care: A Showcase of Best Practices ,” will bring together regional and national health care professionals, environmental industry experts, and educators to showcase best practices for environmentally preferable purchasing, environmental best practices in the operating room, green design and construction, energy conservation, management of hazardous pharmaceuticals, and procurement, and service of sustainable foods.

During the conference (8:45 a.m.), four Maryland hospitals that have shown leadership in advancing sustainability in a particular area of their operations will receive Maryland Hospitals for a Healthy Environment Trailblazer Awards. One hospital saved $132,000 in electrical costs per year by switching to LED lamps; another hospital collected more than three-and-a-half tons of hazardous pharmaceutical waste for proper disposal.

WHEN:

Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 7:30 a.m. -4 p.m.

WHERE:

University of Maryland School of Nursing

655 W. Lombard St., Baltimore, MD 21201

(Click on conference schedule to view schedule of breakout sessions.) http://nursing.umaryland.edu/events/environmental/november/schedule.htm

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