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The Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in Health Care Facilities Project promotes the adoption of defined IPM through research, education, and outreach to heath care facilities, and by working directly with select health care facilities through pilot partnerships on IPM strategies to reduce or eliminate patient and employee exposure to toxic pesticides. The Project, initiated in 2005 by MPN and Beyond Pesticides in collaboration with MD Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (MDH2E), paved the way for implementation of IPM at health care facilities in Maryland, including major hospitals, elder care, and psychiatric facilities. These facilities are transitioning to IPM and natural land care through non-chemical pest prevention, with least-toxic pesticides only used as a last resort.
The Project partners include: Broadmead Retirement Community, Forbush Schools- Glyndon and Hunt Valley campuses, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Howard County General Hospital, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Lifebridge Health System , Medstar Health System, Mercy Medical Center, Sheppard Pratt Hospital, Springfield Hospital Center and University of Maryland Medical Center.
Each year the project presents a Sustainable Pest Management Award to a facility and pest management company for implementing pest management practices that incorporate preventive methods and eliminate the use of hazardous pesticides:
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Maryland Pesticide Network
544 Epping Forest Rd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
1209 N. Calvert St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
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