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2016 Press Releases

GC3 Releases Agenda to Maintain Green Chemistry

GC3As you know, the GC3 recently released its Agenda to Mainstream Green Chemistry. This important document, developed with your input through member surveys, participation in our annual Roundtable. Read more


Study Conducted by The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® At HackensackUMC Finds Levels of Hormone Disrupting Chemicals in Children

Children_LaughingA recent study conducted by The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center revealed detectable levels of various environmental chemicals in children. Read more



2015 Press Releases
Harvesting a Calm, Healing Environment at HackensackUMC's Audrey Hepburn Children's House

Audrey_Hepburn_Garden_croppedHACKENSACK — A tranquil oasis and a temporary refuge is what leadership at Hackensack University Medical Center Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital hope to provide children seeking services at the Audrey Hepburn Children’s House newly-installed rooftop garden.
Hospital executives and municipal officials gathered on the brisk autumn morning of Oct. 26 to launch the "healing garden." Read more


Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® Study Sheds New Light On Pediatric Lice Treatment
lice_nadine_cropJune 22, 2015 10:44 AM - A new study conducted by the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center, challenges the long-held assumption that pesticide-based lice treatments are the best way to eradicate infestations. Read more
Halo Studios First Wellness Center in Connecticut To Adopt The Greening The Cleaning® Program

halo_logoNEW CANAAN, Connecticut - April 22, 2015 - Halo Studios is the first wellness center in Connecticut to adopt the Greening The Cleaning® program as part of its green initiatives, which support the mission of elevating health and wellness.  Read more


HackensackUMC Honored As A National Leader For Environmental Excellence For A Second Year In A Row

Ken_Jose_Kyle_PGHPortland, OR: HackensackUMC is pleased to announce that it has earned Practice Greenhealth’s highest honor as a 2015 Environmental Excellence Award winner, earning recognition once again as one of the top 25 green hospitals in the country. Read more



Imus Greening The Cleaning® Joins National Health Organization Supporting Environmental Practices

Practice_Greenhealth_logo_1-29HACKENSACK, NJ:  The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® is pleased to partner with Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the healthcare field who are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints. Read more


The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at HackensackUMC Publishes Research Study Mapping Contaminants Associated with Autism in NJ


Hackensack, NJ – The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® located at Hackensack University Medical Center has published a research study, funded by the CDC, entitled “Mapping Contaminants Associated with Autism: A Public Health Pilot in New Jersey” in the Journal of Geographic Information System.  The publication, for the first time, details New Jersey maps of eight of the most prevalent toxins potentially linked to autism spectrum disorders. Read more




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. Read more




The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center Is Leading Healthcare Sustainability

Top25GreenAuthor 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. Read more



HackensackUMC Honored As A National Environmental Leader For Social Stewardship

deirdre-3Hackensack - 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.  Read more


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. Read more



HackensackUMC Looks To Expand Green Programs

HACKENSACK — 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. Read more


2013 Press Releases

Deirdre Imus To Speak At Women's Club Of Franklin Lakes 

Deirdre Imus will be speaking at The Woman's Club of Franklin Lakes Annual Fundraiser luncheon on Wednesday, October 16, 2013. The fundraiser will be held at the Indian Trail Club, 830 Franklin Lake Road, Franklin Lakes, NJ. Deirdre Imus' topic will be "Green Your Life - How to Look Good, Feel Good and Do Good." Read more

Deirdre Imus To Be Honored With The Canary Award 

Deirdre Imus, National Leader for Children’s Health and the Environment, president and founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® at Hackensack University Medical Center and co-founder/co-director of the Imus Cattle Ranch for Kids with Cancer will be honored with the Canary Award Friday, September 27, at the The Harmonie Club in New York.  Read more

Hackensack University Medical Center Recognized With National Partner For Change Award 

HackensackUMC 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. Read more

HackensackUMC Partners With Terracycle To Recycle The Unrecyclable 

Hackensack 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. Read more

GTC Institutional Announces New Floor Finish 

In 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. Read more



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