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2013 & 2014 Press Releases


Health Care Sector Moves Away From Flame Retardants In Upholstered Furniture


logoChicago, IL – Advocate Health Care, Beaumont Health System, Hackensack University Medical Center, and University Hospitals announced today that they will stop purchasing furniture treated with toxic flame retardant chemicals. Combined, these four health systems represent 7,000 patient beds throughout Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, and Ohio. Press Release



The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center Is Leading Healthcare Sustainability

Earth_Day_kyle_bonnieAuthor and health advocate Deirdre Imus is pleased to announce that The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center collaborated with Hackensack University Medical Center to earn Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor: the 2014 Environmental Excellence Award. The recognition names HackensackUMC as one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country. 


HackensackUMC Honored As A National Environmental Leader For Social Stewardship

HealthTrust_Award_PhotoHackensack - Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has received the HealthTrust 2014 Member Recognition Award for Social Stewardship. The medical center was honored for demonstrating a commitment to conservation and preservation of the healthcare environment.  Press Release


For Hackensack Hospital, Food Waste Is A Big Target For Green Ambitions

recycle_center_picHACKENSACK — Food waste at Hackensack University Medical Center doesn’t go to a landfill.Almost all of the food that patients or people eating in the cafeteria don’t eat is rolled on a cart to a stainless steel box in the corner of the hospital kitchen.The staff opens a panel on the machine, unleashing a putrid smell, and dumps the food inside. Inside, there are woodchips and about two pounds of liquidy substance filled with four strains of micro-organisms. Press Release


HackensackUMC Looks To Expand Green Programs

shutterstock_58898786HACKENSACK — Hackensack University Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to green initiatives through past projects, current ones, and the ambition to continue expanding its sustainability programs.
Its environmentally conscious programs include waste management via a biodigester, LED lighting and recycling, among other practices. Press Release




Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized With National Partner For Change Award 


2013_awards_banner_practice_green_health_croppedHackensackUMC was awarded the 2013 “Partner for Change” Award by Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading health care membership community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care. The award is one of the organization’s Environmental Excellence Awards given each year to honor outstanding environmental achievements in the health care sector. Press Release


HackensackUMC Partners With Terracycle To Recycle The Unrecyclable 
kyle_terracycle_display_1croppedHackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in the country to partner with recycling pioneer TerraCycle to keep difficult-to-recycle items such as keyboards and mice, diaper packaging, chip bags and writing utensils out of landfills.  TerraCycle will recycle the items into affordable, eco-friendly consumer products and industrial applications. Press Release



GTC Institutional Announces New Floor Finish 
gtc_zinc-freefloorfinish_croppedIn an ongoing effort to provide the most effective green cleaning products on the market,GTC™ Greening The Cleaning® is excited to introduce the new and improved DIC 12 Zinc-Free Floor Finish to it's institutional product line. Press Release




Deirdre Imus Spoke at Womens Club of Franklin Lakes

September-2010-deirdreDeirdre Imus spoke at The Woman's Club of Franklin Lakes Annual Fundraiser luncheon on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Deirdre Imus' topic was "Green Your Life - How to Look Good, Feel Good and Do Good." Press Release

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