Manager, Practice Greenhealth's Greening the OR Initiative
Kaeleigh is the manager of Practice Greenhealth’s Greening the OR Initiative, responsible for developing the content, tools, resources, and metrics to support health care professionals and drive environmental stewardship programs in the perioperative environment. She is part of the member engagement team, primarily supporting the VA and facilities based in the Pacific Northwest to advance engagement and performance toward their sustainability goals. A new Washingtonian, Kaeleigh loves exploring the fairytale landscape, hiking, kayaking, and ceramics.
With their stringent environmental, heating, ventilation, and air cooling (HVAC) requirements and 24/7 occupancy patterns, the OR represents a significant percentage of a health care facility’s energy budget. Reducing HVAC demands in ORs when they are unoccupied can save an average of more than $3,200 per OR per year, and yet many hospitals do not […]
Climate change represents a significant issue for global health and is considered by the WHO to be the defining public health issue for the 21st century. The 2018 United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report calls people at all levels to immediate action. However, the necessary scale of social organizing required to inspire widespread […]