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

UNC looks to extend streak vs ND

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNorth Carolina (10-15, 3-11) vs. Notre Dame (15-10, 6-8)Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, Indiana; Monday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: North Carolina looks for its eighth straight win in the head-to-head series over Notre Dame. North Carolina has won by an average of 12 points in its last seven wins over the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame’s last win in the series came on Feb. 6, 2016, an 80-76 win. UNC looks to extend streak vs ND SENIOR STUDS: Notre Dame has relied heavily on its seniors this year. John Mooney, T.J. Gibbs, Prentiss Hubb and Juwan Durham have collectively accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 68 percent of all Fighting Irish points over the last five games.MIGHTY MOONEY: Mooney has connected on 30 percent of the 80 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 7 of 25 over his last five games. He’s also converted 63.7 percent of his foul shots this season.WINLESS WHEN: North Carolina is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 65 points and 10-6 when scoring at least 65.STREAK STATS: Notre Dame has won its last three home games, scoring an average of 83.3 points while giving up 74.7.DID YOU KNOW: The Notre Dame offense has recorded a turnover on only 14.3 percent of its possessions, which is the lowest rate in the country. The North Carolina defense has forced opposing teams to turn the ball over on just 16.6 percent of all possessions (ranked 323rd among Division I teams).___ For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comcenter_img February 16, 2020 Associated Press last_img read more