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October 08, 2014 08:00 ET

Johnson & Johnson Signs on to Sponsor the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition

Company Will Be Leadership Sponsor of Health Care's Premier Conference on Health Care and Sustainability

RESTON, VA--(Marketwired - October 08, 2014) - CleanMed, the nation's premier conference on health care and sustainability, announced today that Johnson & Johnson, Inc. is the Leadership Sponsor for CleanMed 2015, scheduled to be held in Portland, Oregon next spring. Last year, CleanMed drew a record 1,000 health care leaders to discuss best practices, learn from each other and preview innovative new technologies. CleanMed is convened and organized jointly each year by Practice Greenhealth and Health Care Without Harm.

Johnson & Johnson works to bring innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people, including through the Earthwards® approach. As a business member of Practice Greenhealth they have been a strong supporter of both CleanMed and the Greening the Supply Chain® Initiative for many years and has found the partnership to be of great value. 

"Johnson & Johnson is proud to continue our strong support of CleanMed and Practice Greenhealth. Recognizing the great work of the attendees at CleanMed 2015 in Portland while sharing best practices across the entire industry is critical to the realization of a more sustainable health care system," said Al Iannuzzi, senior director environment, health, safety & sustainability at Johnson & Johnson.

Additionally, Sterilmed Inc., part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies, will continue to be the sole sponsor of the Greening the OR Award. The Greening the OR Award recognizes environmental innovation in surgical suites, reducing the environmental impact of the operating room. "Both Johnson & Johnson and Sterilmed believe that a healthy planet fosters human health," said Jeffrey Brown, Practice Greenhealth Executive Director. "Their support of the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition and the Greening the OR Award demonstrates their commitment to corporate citizenship and sustainability."

Last year's CleanMed event included educational sessions and workshops on health care's most pressing sustainability issues, including: reducing toxics and chemicals of concern; sourcing and purchasing environmentally preferable medical products; providing sustainable, local food choices in hospitals; reducing energy and water use; and better waste management through recycling, reprocessing of medical instruments and smarter supply chain management.

CleanMed is held in a different city each year, and next year's conference will be held at the Portland Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. For more information, visit

About Practice Greenhealth
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.

About CleanMed
CleanMed ( is the premier conference on environmental sustainability for the health care sector. The conference attracts leaders and key decision makers from across the industry, convening healthcare professionals, university researchers, designers of professional buildings, and vendors of cleaner and safer products and services. Its mission is to accelerate the healthcare sector's commitment to environmental sustainability and regenerative health to improve the health of people and the environment.

About Johnson & Johnson

Caring for the world, one person at a time…inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 128,000 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

About Sterilmed
Sterilmed works with healthcare facilities to deliver maximum cost savings through proven, simple solutions that drive economic and environmental sustainability. As an FDA-regulated reprocessor, Sterilmed is held to the same standards for cleanliness, sterilization and functionality as the original equipment manufacturer. Sterilmed enables hospitals and medical facilities to reduce device costs and medical waste, allowing healthcare facilities to free up critical financial resources while maintaining the highest levels of patient safety. Sterilmed, Inc. is a member of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. For more information, please visit

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