2009 – Practice Greenhealth Unites With Teleosis Institute

Broadening Sustainable Services to include Hospitals, Clinics and Clinicians

Practice Greenhealth has united with the Teleosis Institute to help transform healthcare into a model for sustainability. Teleosis brings to Practice Greenhealth the additional focus of providing services for clinics and medical offices, as well as training services for health care leaders in the form of its unique “Leadership in Green Health Care” online course. Teleosis, a non-profit organization based in Berkeley , California will be folded into the suite of service programs offered by Practice Greenhealth. Both organizations provide solutions and management assistance to the health care community in developing sustainable practices.

“The addition of Teleosis to the Practice Greenhealth family opens up exciting new opportunities for thought leadership and workable solutions,” stated Bob Jarboe, Executive Director of Practice Greenhealth. “The efforts by Teleosis in working with private practices, group practices, clinics and other smaller health care facilities and health-related businesses have expanded the reach and potential for reductions in environmental footprints and we are extremely pleased that we’re able to expand our services to these groups.”

The value of merging the two leading organizations in green health care will be in furthering programmatic synergies, as well as supporting the Teleosis model of health professionals serving as environmental educators, advocates and stewards. Once trained in sustainability practices, these professionals will have a greater positive impact when working in Practice Greenhealth member hospitals.

“We are thrilled to be part of Practice Greenhealth and we are looking forward to growing our programs under their umbrella,” stated Teleosis founder Dr. Joel Kreisberg. “The two organizations will function in concert developing new tools and new sustainability programs for the broader health care community.”

Teleosis was founded in 2004 by Joel Kreisberg, DC, MA. In addition to his work with Teleosis, Dr. Kreisberg is an adjunct faculty member of John F. Kennedy University ‘s Graduate School of Holistic Studies. Dr. Kreisberg, who is widely published, will be a frequent contributor to Practice Greenhealth publications, in addition to leading the Teleosis program.

Practice Greenhealth is the nation’s leading membership and networking organization for institutions in the healthcare community that have made a commitment to sustainable, eco-friendly practices. Members include hospitals, healthcare systems, businesses and other stakeholders engaged in the greening of healthcare to improve the health of patients, staff and the environment.

Teleosis Institute is an organization dedicated to reducing healthcare’s footprint while broadening its ecological vision. We believe in a health care system that conserves natural resources, promotes personal wellness, and begins with precaution. At the forefront of this sustainable medical system are health providers who take an active role in greening healthcare through example, education and advocacy. Teleosis is please to be a program of Practice Greenhealth.