Facilities Management and Design

Healthcare is green at Fraser Health - even in winter
Healthcare is green at Fraser Health

Glen Garrick and Ruth Abramson have been working to reduce the carbon, and environmental footprint of Fraser Health and other British Columbia health care organizations. From winter to summer and back, Fraser Health (FH) was completely carbon neutral in 2012. ...


Greening Health Care
Greening Health Care

Brian Dundas Canada-wide, hospitals spend approximately $750 million a year on utilities. Relative to other costs of healthcare, this may seem like small potatoes. Yet, Greening Health Care’s (GHC) member hospitals are proving that pursuing energy efficiency not only saves ...


Canada’s greenest hospital
Canada’s greenest hospital

 St. Mary’s Hospital in British Columbia is one of the greenest hospitals in North America. St. Mary’s Hospital, in Sechelt, British Columbia was conceived as a long-term asset to the community in terms of both conservation of resources and its ...


New pest control technology
New pest control technology

The pest management industry offers several recent innovations that can help hospitals. Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along – and it’s always evolving ...


Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care
Greening Healthcare: A commitment to planet centred care

UHN's Energy & EnvironmentTeam(l-r): Songyang Hu, Chad Berndt, Lisa Vanlint, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein, Mike Kurz University Health Network has been proudly green for almost fifteen years. Led by the Energy and Environment department, we breathe life into the motto ...


New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health care sector
New energy efficiency initiative for Ontario’s health
care sector

JJ Knott, outgoing President of CHES National, and outgoing Director, Plant Operations at Norfolk General Hospital in Simcoe, Ontario will help the Coalition lead the energy efficiency activities on behalf of the Coalition and CHES Ontario. Funding is provided ...


Engaging employees through in-house programs
Engaging employees through in-house programs

Oncology nurses at PHSA’s BC Cancer Agency care for a vulnerable patient population and forge long-lasting friendships in the workplace. Being recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers doesn’t happen overnight. At Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) it’s been ...


New armband improves patient safety in hospitals
New armband improves patient safety in hospitals

The new armband is much softer and can be comfortably worn for up to 25 days. For years, it has been standard practice in hospitals. Patients arriving at registration are issued an armband to identify who they are. In some ...


Working together to expand Ontario’s health care infrastructure
Working together to expand Ontario’s health
care infrastructure

Since its inception in 2005, Infrastructure Ontario has been working with hospitals and other health care partners to renew and expand existing facilities or to build new hospitals. Projects completed to date have delivered substantial benefits to communities across Ontario, helping ...


Think and act differently, get different results
Think and act differently, get different results

Markham Stouffvile Hospital Foundation CEO Suzette Strong with volunteers Khalid Usman, MSHF Board Chair and Sanjeev Agnihotri who volunteers with the hospital. Hospitals come in all shapes and sizes; trauma, rehabilitation, specialized, general, regional, teaching or community based; yet delivering ...


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