Recent studies have indicated that sustainability initiatives not only greatly benefit the environment, but can produce meaningful cost savings to the healthcare industry.
Elmhurst, IL (PRWEB) June 11, 2013
MedSpeed is pleased to announce that it has expanded its commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field that are engaged in reducing their environmental footprints.
Practice Greenhealth provides practical guidance, training, consultation and business solutions to help its members in their efforts to implement environmentally responsible practices. More than 1000 healthcare providers have joined Practice Greenhealth since 2008, indicating the growing commitment among the healthcare community to reduce its environmental impact.
“Joining Practice Greenhealth is very aligned with MedSpeed’s ongoing initiatives to improve quality, add value and minimize waste for our own organization, as well as the healthcare organizations with whom we partner,” said Bonni Kaplan, vice president of marketing, MedSpeed. "Recent studies have indicated that sustainability initiatives not only greatly benefit the environment, but can produce meaningful cost savings to the healthcare industry. As a strategic partner to healthcare organizations, we are excited to work with them to derive the advantage and strategic value that sustainability can provide.”
“We are very pleased to welcome MedSpeed to the Practice Greenhealth member community,” stated Laura Wenger, executive director of Practice Greenhealth. “Their membership demonstrates a real commitment to improving the environmental impact on patients, staff and communities.”
Practice Greenhealth offers a variety of programs to its members, including environmental purchasing, sustainable operations, continuing education, webinars, networking opportunities, communications, and annual awards recognizing the achievements of member institutions.
Today's tumultuous healthcare environment is placing demands on systems to do more with less, while also continuing to meet stringent patient safety standards and boost patient satisfaction and outcomes. Since its inception, MedSpeed has worked with healthcare organizations to help them leverage their transportation operations in order to reduce risk, improve quality of care, become more nimble and scalable, and gain control of costs.
Partnering with MedSpeed allows healthcare organizations to realize strategic gains without investing time and resources to build or upkeep internal functions. Removing the burden of day-to-day execution and management of the transportation of patient and business critical materials from management and staff permits healthcare organizations to focus efforts on improved patient experience and quality care. Governed under the principles of Lean Six Sigma, MedSpeed's superior approach to transportation design and execution consistently delivers operational quality, economic value and strategic advantage. medspeed.com
About Practice Greenhealth
Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment.