Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E)

A Compliance and Pollution Prevention Workshop and Trade Show

October 8, 2008 (pre-workshop event October 7 at 3pm)
The Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Join us for the third annual hospital compliance and pollution prevention workshop and trade show. Environmental compliance, pharmacy waste management, energy conservation, and hospital green house gasses are among the featured topics.

The pre-workshop event kicks off October 7, at 3pm and includes a tour of the Nebraska Medical Center. Then join your colleagues and featured speakers for dinner and networking opportunities. The main workshop runs from 7:30am to 4pm October 8, 2008.

Your registration fee of $40 ($50 after September 23, 2008) includes all the workshop materials and lunch on October 8, 2008. The October 7, networking dinner is not included in the registration fees.

To register, click here, and follow the log-in directions which will then take you directly to the registration page. All registration options, including mail and fax, will be listed on this page.

The workshop agenda is posted below and workshop program questions can be directed to Nancy at 800-578-8898 or

Draft Agenda


Nebraska Medical Center - Storz Pavilion

October 7, 2008

3pm - 5pm Pre-workshop Event

Introductions, Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E), Practice Greenhealth, Energy Star for Healthcare and featured topic the Nebraska Medical Center.

6:30 pm Dinner

As a group at "Vincenzo's Ristorante"

October 8, 2008

7:30 am Registration

8:00 am Workshop Welcome - Main Auditorium

Workshop hosts welcome you and highlight the day's topics.


Main Auditorium

Break Out Room 1





Energy Smart Hospitals

John Saams, Booz Allen Hamilton



Compliance Pitfalls for Hospitals

Dedriel Newsome, EPA Region 7









Red Bag Reduction & Reusable Sharps: Auditing Minimization & Training

Rick Bielski, Enserv & Shannon Beck, Biosystems/Stericycle


Pharmacy Waste Management

Charlotte Smith, PharmEcology





10:20am - Break with Vendors





Universal Waste

Jeff Edwards, Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality


Benchmarking Tool

Bob Black, Capital Performance Management



11:50 Lunch with Vendors








New Area Source Rule for ETO Sterilizers & Hospital Greenhouse Gases

Pat Scott, EPA Region 7 &

David Carter, PPI


Green Building for


Bruce Maine, HDR








Pharmacy Waste Management - Repeat

Charlotte Smith, PharmEcology


Energy Star Tools for Energy Efficiency and Intern Case Studies

Shelly Peterson, P2 Services & David Carter, PPI


2:50pm – Break





Energy Efficient “Quick Wins” for Existing Hospitals

John Saams, Booz Allen Hamilton


Compliance Pitfalls for Hospitals – Repeat

Dedriel Newsome, EPA Region 7




Special Assistance

A participant in a conference or non-credit program with a disability who needs accommodations or has special dietary requirements should indicate services needed at the time of registration. If you have further questions please contact the Conference Program Coordinator at (785) 532-5575 or 1-800-622-2KSU. Early notification is requested to ensure that accommodations can be provided in a timely manner.