MassMEDIC and CAPACCIO to host free webinar on MedTech Environmental Disclosure, Questions and Score

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The healthcare sector has had on‐going initiatives to practice environmentally sustainable purchasing and it has looked to group purchasing organizations (GPOs) and suppliers for support in this effort. The medical device industry is a part of that supplier network that provides healthcare organizations and GPOs with environmental sustainability information through vehicles such as questionnaires and scorecards.

During the webinar on April 30, we will discuss Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, common obstacles for suppliers, what’s coming in the near future, the Kaiser Permanente scorecard for medical products, and how manufacturers and suppliers can help.

The session will be moderated by: Linda Swift, Senior Associate and Practice Area Leader for the Biotechnology, Life Science and Medical Device Industries at Capaccio Environmental Engineering, Inc.

The presenters are: Beth Eckl is Director of the Environmental Purchasing Program for Practice Greenhealth. She provides consulting, education, and training services on environmental purchasing to purchasers in health care systems and hospitals and works closely with Group Purchasing Organizations. Beth has over 20 years of environmental purchasing experience both as a consultant, leading implementation of purchasing strategies with over a dozen government agencies, and as a manager of one of the earliest programs in the country to include environmental criteria in the supply chain process.

Vanessa Lochner, Director of Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) at Kaiser Permanente (KP), is responsible for providing strategic direction, and the operations management of the EPP program. In this key role, Vanessa works with KP’s Finance Operations organization in collaboration with its GPO, to identify enterprise‐wide EPP opportunities linked to improving the environment for its workforce and members. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

For more information on the webinar, please call Linda Swift at 508.970.0033 ext. 119 or

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