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2015 and 2016 Press Releases

 

2016

HackensackUMC is the Only Hospital in NJ Named as One of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker's Hospital Review

HUMC_imageHackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce that it is the only hospital in New Jersey to be named to the “50 of the greenest hospitals in America” list, by Becker’s Hospital ReviewRead more

 

Hackensack University Medical Center's Latest Environmental Initiative: Beekeeping

beekeepersIMG_0489Hackensack University Medical Center, a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, is pleased to announce its latest environmental initiative: beekeeping. Honeybees have been installed on a rooftop on the medical center campus as part of an ongoing commitment to enhance community wellness and environmental health. Press Release

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center® at HackensackUMC publishes landmark paper on The Growing Pediatric Health Gap: Environmental Injustice Threatens Our Future

Environmental_HazardHackensack, NJ-September 22, 2016-Deirdre Imus, president and founder of The Deirdre Imus Environmental Center® at HackensackUMC, andLawrence Rosen, M.D.,  the Center’s medical advisor, pediatrician and founder of the Whole Child Center, have co-authored a landmark paper entitled The Growing Pediatric Health Gap: Environmental Injustice Threatens Our Future, which was recently published in EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing,a leading interdisciplinary publication in the field of integrative medicine. Press Release

HackensackUMC Calls on Food Producers, Manufacturers to Provide Sustainable Meat and Poultry to the Health Care Industry

shutterstock_156470942Hackensack, NJ - August 26, 2016 – Hackensack University Medical Center (HackensackUMC), a member of Hackensack Meridian Health, joined health systems across the country this week in calling on food producers and manufacturers to provide sustainable meat and poultry for the health care industry. Press Release


Kyle Tafuri Named One of GreenBiz's 30 Under 30 People to Watch in Sustainable Business

kyle_head_shot_3June 16, 2016-Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce that Kyle Tafuri, senior sustainability advisor at The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center®, HackensackUMC, has been named one of the 30 under 30 people to watch in sustainable business by GreenBiz Group, a leading media and events company in corporate sustainability. Press Release

 

HackensackUMC Earn the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award Three Years in a Row

hackensackumclogoresized-1June 15, 2016-Hackensack University Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been honored for the third consecutive year with the Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award. 

 

HackensackUMC Celebrates Earthday

kids_at_earth_day_croppedHospital has been named one of the top 25 green medical facilities in the country. Press Release



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. Press Release   

 

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. Press Release 

 

 

2015

The Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center® Study Sheds New Light On Pediatric Head 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. Press Release

 

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. Press Release

 

 

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. Press Release

 

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

JGISHackensack, 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. Press Release

 

 

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." 

 

 

 

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.  
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