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Environmental Sustainability Advocate

Bettie Kettle Bettie Kettell, RN, the Pollution Prevention Coordinator at Mid Coast Hospital in Brunswick, presented at a breakout session at the CleanMed 2009 conference in Chicago on May 18-20, 2009. The conference was subtitled “The Global Conference on Environmentally Sustainable Health Care.” The conference drew a mix of healthcare leaders, purchasing managers, nvironmental health and safety staff, nurses and providers, architects, designers, and medical and building product vendors from across the U.S.

Bettie co-presented with Michelle Lauer, from Christiana Care in Delaware on May 19. Their presentation was entitled, “Building Solutions to Pharmaceutical Pollution: The Nuts and Bolts of a Medicine Take-Back Collection.” The presentation focused on medication collection initiatives, and discussed the med collection programs done at Mid Coast. Congratulations, Bettie!

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