Central Vermont Medical Center joins national Practice Greenhealth

first_imgCentral Vermont Medical Center,Central Vermont Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has made a significant commitment to environmental sustainability by joining Practice Greenhealth, a membership organization for institutions and businesses in the health care field who 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.‘Hospital lighting was replaced with more efficient lighting. Exhaust fans and air handling units are being shut down overnight in the kitchen and in central sterile supply, when nobody is there,’ stated Judy Tartaglia, President and CEO. ‘Cumulatively, these three initiatives result in energy savings of $95,000 per year. This is just one example of the many green initiatives CVMC has undertaken.’ ‘We are very pleased to welcome Central Vermont Medical Center to the Practice Greenhealth member community,’ stated Laura Wenger, RN, Acting Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth.  ‘Their membership demonstrates a real commitment to improving the environmental impact on their 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.Central Vermont Medical Center consists of a not-for-profit acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of in-patient and out-patient services and 24-hour emergency care, National Life Cancer Treatment Center, Woodridge Rehabilitation and Nursing, and 18 medical group practices.  Visit www.cvmc.org(link is external) for additional information. 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. CVMC 11.29.2011last_img read more

Christmas shines, but lack of support dooms Syracuse down low against UNC

first_imgCHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Syracuse’s post options start and stop with Rakeem Christmas. North Carolina’s post options start and seemingly don’t end.The 6-foot-9, 270-pound Kennedy Meeks. The 6-foot-9, but wiry 228-pound Brice Johnson. The 6-foot-10, 280-pound Joel James. And more length elsewhere.All composed a UNC group that outmuscled the Orange’s thin rotation. In a battle of the bigs, Christmas put up a valiant effort after an underwhelming first half. But his 14-point second half and flawless work from the free-throw line weren’t enough for Syracuse (14-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast) to keep pace with No. 13 North Carolina’s (17-4, 7-1) stacked frontcourt in SU’s 93-83 loss Monday night in the Dean E. Smith Center.After just a 1-for-5 shooting performance in the opening 20 minutes, Christmas reverted into the producer the Orange needs him to be. But as the only true back-to-the-basket post scorer in Syracuse’s rotation, he was neutralized by the Tar Heels’ abundance of size up front.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textUNC out-boarded the Orange, 42-27, and outscored Syracuse from the paint, 36-24.“We’ve hung in there on the boards for the most part this year,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said, “but they’re big and strong and more physical than anybody we’ve played.“(Christmas) had his work cut out for him today.”The big man connected from the left block to start the game for the Orange, but that would be it from the field for him in the first half.Christmas missed a pair of hook shots, double-dribbled a possession away and bobbled a touch on the right block that Johnson pounced on for a jump ball. And when the SU senior missed his first shot of the second half, his mark dropped to 1-for-6 from the field.“They were throwing a lot of big bodies at me,” Christmas said. “Just tried to get the ball and do what I do best. Just try to get around people.”Still, the Orange was out in front of the No. 13 team in the country by as much as six points in the first seven minutes of the second half. And although Syracuse’s leading scorer was worlds better from the free-throw line than he was against Miami on Saturday, he had only attempted four second-half shots from the floor by the six-minute mark — and made three of them.“It was impressive,” guard Trevor Cooney said. “They were throwing different guys at him and he just continued to score over them and that’s what he does.”When Christmas hit a low-angle shot off the glass from the baseline to make it 70-68 UNC with 5:10 left, it was his first shot attempt in six minutes of game time.Meanwhile, Meeks and Johnson were on their way to shooting a combined 9-for-11 from the field in the second half for 26 points with 15 rebounds — two more than the Orange grabbed as a team in the final 20 minutes. Without any concern for foul trouble due to North Carolina’s depth, Meeks sealed off Christmas for three easy post-up buckets and Johnson used his length to grab 11 rebounds in the game. SU’s rotation, barely seven men, doesn’t have the luxury of fearlessness.Tar Heels guard Marcus Paige answered Christmas’ baseline hook shot with a jumper. Christmas then responded with another bucket from the paint.“It wasn’t smart, really, to go away from him,” forward Michael Gbinije said.But that would be the senior’s last shot attempt until he air-balled a deep two with 19 seconds left.The final stat line — 22 points and 12 rebounds — was nothing new for Christmas. Neither was the Orange’s dependence on him in the second half.But that many competent bodies down low wasn’t something Syracuse had seen or was capable of handling Monday night.Said Boeheim: “We just don’t have enough size in there to help him.” Comments Published on January 26, 2015 at 11:41 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe also became the sixth non-lottery pick to win the award in the first month of the season.“It’s pretty cool for sure,” Kuzma said. “I wish I was Rookie of the Month and we had a winning record too. That would probably be even better. It’s definitely a great accomplishment, especially the first one of the season.”Through his first 20 games, Kuzma averaged 16.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field. Ben Simmons, the first overall pick in the 2016 draft who missed all of last season with an injury, was the Eastern Conference honoree.Kuzma missed Wednesday’s loss to Golden State because of back spasms. He was expected to be limited in Friday’s practice but as the session wore on he felt good enough to keep going.“I kept saying I was fine, trying more things,” Kuzma said. “I really wanted to play.” After flying to Denver with the Lakers on Friday, Kuzma will be reassessed prior to Saturday’s game against the Nuggets. If his back stiffens, Walton said, the Lakers will rest him to prepare for Sunday’s home game against Houston.His official status for Saturday night is “questionable.”Kuzma has been a lightning bolt for the rebuilding Lakers, emerging as their most NBA-ready rookie while point guard Lonzo Ball, the No. 2 overall pick, has experienced more significant up and downs.Ball was among the players nominated for the November honor after averaging 9 points, 7 rebounds and 7.2 assists per game.While Kuzma, the 27th pick, said he did not plan on making too big of a deal about winning a league-wide award before Ball, his best friend on the team, he dropped in, “I probably will say it.” EL SEGUNDO — Kyle Kuzma found himself locked in a shooting competition on Friday with an unexpected challenger.Assistant coach Miles Simon, his usual counterpart in the regular competition alongside Lonzo Ball, was working on another basket with Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. So Luke Walton stepped in to team with assistant coach Brian Shaw for a game of “around the world.”“We won,” Walton said. “I don’t know if that’s good or bad.”If there was a day Kuzma could withstand some light teasing, it was Friday. Following practice, he was informed that he had been named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for his performance throughout November, just the second Lakers rookie to win the award since its inception in 1981-82.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more


first_imgLagan Harps U18 girls team recorded a stunning win over Douglas Hall.Lagan Harps FC News:Our girls u18 side turned in a great performance when they came from 2-1 down to beat Douglas Hall (Cork) 4-2 in the WFAI cup semi final played in Dublin. In a great team performance goals from Amy Boyd, Caoimhe Walsh and Amanda Callaghan(2) saw us through to the final. We are scheduled to meet Castlebar Celtic in the final at the end of February. Thanks to all who travelled to support the team. Our u14’s had a 5-0 win over Raphoe Town with goals from Darragh Rodgers(2), Enda Gallagher and Caoimhin Wheeler. Our u12B’s had a 2-1 win in Convoy with goals from Alex Parke and Joshua Callan. Our men’s team had no fixture. Next Sunday they are home to Kerrykeel. In our weekly lotto the numbers drawn were 7,11,15 and 16. Nicola Mc Grath had three numbers and son E50. Next week’s jackpot is e6275. The club extends sympathy to the Harkin and Cannon families on their recent bereavements.LAGAN HARPS U18 GIRLS TEAM THROUGH TO ALL-IRELAND FINAL AFTER WIN OVER DOUGLAS HALL was last modified: January 25th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Lagan Harps FCsoccerSportU18slast_img read more