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Energy efficiency at HSC Winnipeg

  Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg, Manitoba’s hospital, is the province’s largest health care facility and serves populations from Manitoba, northwestern Ontario and parts of Nunavut....

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance Becomes First 3RCertified Hospital

Chatham-Kent Health Alliance’s (CKHA) continued excellence in environmental initiatives were recognized with a Gold Level certification from the Recycling Council of Ontario’s (RCO) 3RCertified...

Increasing your facility’s water efficiency

One of the key emerging environmental issues for Canadian communities is how to conserve, protect, and make efficient use of their water resources. Historically,...

Transforming medication safety with barcode technology

The pharmacy team at Markham Stouffville Hospital remembers the first patient whose identification bracelet included a barcode. That barcode enabled the BoxPicker, a state of...

Ultraviolet and HVAC: Keys to reducing hospital acquired infections

The use of ultraviolet light systems is becoming more widely used in healthcare facilities for disinfecting patient and operating rooms.  Yet, ultraviolet lights systems...

Teens work together to help ensure senior’s safety

Paige and Devan, both 17-years-old, are excited. They are getting ready to go to downtown Toronto to see if they can catch a glimpse...

Community support is helping to create more healing spaces

When the Just for Kids (JFK) Clinic opened 23 years ago at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, it had just an office and two small...

One organization’s commitment to sustainability

Island Health provides health care to more than 765,000 people on Vancouver Island, the islands of the Georgia Strait, communities north of Powell River and south...

SickKids’ new high-rise research lab

There are not many medical research facilities in the world that reach upwards for excellence. The vital work of finding better outcomes for children's...

Greening Health Care

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...

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