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Unity Health Toronto’s new Energy Team dedicated to reducing energy consumption

By Selma Al-Samarrai Hospitals have massive environmental footprints. It takes a lot of electricity for the 24/7 care required in acute care, emergency and...

Green Team makes health care more sustainable

By Selma Al-Samarrai Canada’s health care system is responsible for 4.6 per cent of the country’s pollutant emissions, both directly from healthcare facilities and vehicles, and...

Mobilizing a green-friendly organization through initiatives large and small

For The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), no project, initiative or idea is too big or too small when it comes to sustainability. Recognizing its...

Creating an AI-powered solution to address scheduling challenges

By Jennifer Stranges  It was less than a year ago that Ray Howald, the clinical leader manager of the Emergency Department (ED) at St. Michael’s...

The greening of a hospital

By Donna Harris Over the years, studies have shown an undeniable link between the environment and human health. That understanding was a critical factor in...

BC’s major surgical services are getting a massive upgrade

By Carrie Stefanson In about a year, Vancouver General Hospital’s Phil and Jennie Gaglardi Surgical Centre will expand for more surgeries to be performed with...

Seeing green: Unity Health Toronto implements various sustainability initiatives

By Selma Al-Samarrai First the plastic straws went. Then it was Styrofoam and plastic materials such as utensils, take-out containers, soup bowls and lids, coffee...

Leveraging infrastructure design and innovative technology to deliver quality care

By Arielle Zomer The design of the hospital’s Wilson Site When the new Humber River Hospital (HRH) building was being planned back in 2007 at its...

New trauma bay shows the impact of simulations on hospital design

By Selma Al-Samarrai A brand new trauma bay has opened inside St. Michael’s Hospital’s Slaight Family Emergency Department (ED) after a lengthy and carefully planned...

Working toward First WELL® Certified Healthcare Facility in Canada

By Mary Jane Johnson Niagara Health, a regional healthcare provider in the Niagara region with multiple sites and a growing network of community-based services, is...

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