A Year in the Life of Energy and Environment

When people ask about our group, Energy & Environment, I wax philosophical on the interconnectedness of healthy people and a healthy planet … that also happens whether or not anyone’s asking :). Beyond the philosophical, there’s a lot of nitty-gritty work, planning and collaboration that goes into it. Our infographic “year in the life” (aka, annual report 2016) is a more colourful look at how we support patient care through a sustainable environment. Enjoy taking a stroll through the scroll …

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Two Times Lucky – Green Health Care Awards for UHN

How many UHNers does it take to change a light bulb?

We’ll return to this previously scheduled cliché joke format in a second, but in the meantime (cue the marching band) I’m honoured to let everyone know that yesterday at the Ontario Hospital Association’s  HealthAchieve  conference and exhibition UHN was announced as the recipient of Green Health Care Awards  in both  the Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation & Protection categories.

UHN Wins 2 @OHA (our team from left) Michael Sheeres, Lisa Vanlint, Rick Pews, Chad Berndt, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein

UHN Wins 2 @OHA (our team from left) Michael Sheeres, Lisa Vanlint, Rick Pews, Chad Berndt, Kady Cowan, Ed Rubinstein

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Revolution #1. Patient & Planet Centred Care

image credit: visibleearth.nasa.gov

Check out Ron with a spring in his step and a smile on his face. He started practicing patient-centred care ages ago, and now he’s taken on patient and PLANET centered care so his patients get better faster and the planet can continue to provide nifty free things like clean air and water. And he likes to read up about what his colleagues are doing around the world on websites like this, and what his colleagues are doing right here at UHN. Thank you Ron, for making sure healthcare doesn’t create health problems.