More than 100 people interested in the design and operation of environmentally responsible healthcare facilities attended Best of CleanMed 2010 Nov. 15 at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, Pa. The event was sponsored by the Delaware Valley Green Building Councils Health Care Circle.
Barbara Sattler, RN, DrPH, FAAN, and Charlotte Wallace, RN, presented a session from this years national conference in Baltimore, Nurses Leading Change. Sattler, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, provided statistics on the health implications of common toxins that nurses and patients are exposed to, and how to utilize hospital environmental assessment tools.
Wallace discussed the benefits of multidisciplinary green teams, citing her experience as team leader at Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis, Md.
Keynote speakers included local hospital administrators George W. Gephart Jr., board chair, Main Line Health System, and Larry Merlis, president and CEO, Abington Memorial Hospital.
Donna Novak serves as Director, Nursing Communications & Initiatives for Nursing Spectrum.