3-Time Greening the OR Champ Saves $1M

For the third year in a row, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York has received Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR Leadership Award for its comprehensive program, which reduces the environmental impact of MSK’s surgical suites.

Stakeholder engagement has been prioritized from every department – evidenced by its more than 400 staff volunteering as GreenReps, dedicated task forces across various departments and broad representation on its Greening the OR Committee from anesthesiology, environmental services, facilities management, hospital administration, nursing, perioperative services, radiology, supply chain, surgery, sustainability and other departments.

In 2019, MSK’s Greening the OR programs saved almost $1.1 million, diverted nearly 200 tons of waste, decreased energy use by 1.8M kWh and reduced greenhouse gas emissions from ORs by 1,800 mtCO2e. Learn more at practicegreenhealth.org.


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Posted September 14, 2020

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