UW Medicine hospitals win environmental awards

Aug. 11, 2017

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center have received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes healthcare facilities across the country that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. This is the eleventh consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the sixth consecutive year for Harborview.

UWMC and Harborview earn Green awards

Nov. 2, 2016

Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington Medical Center were named as two of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America by Becker’s Hospital Review, the leading source of cutting-edge business and legal information for healthcare industry leaders. Hospitals on the list are fully committed to promoting the healing and well-being of patients, employees, visitors, the neighborhood, and the broader community through environmentally sustainable practices.

UW Medicine hospitals win environmental awards

June 20, 2016

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center have received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes healthcare facilities across the country that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. This is the tenth consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the fifth consecutive year for Harborview.

UW Medicine Hospitals Win Top Environmental Awards

June 3, 2015

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center have received the Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes healthcare facilities across the country that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. This is the ninth consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the fourth consecutive year for Harborview.

LEED Gold for UW Medicine Phase 3.1

January 6, 2014

The US Green Building Council recently awarded LEED gold certification to UW Medicine Phase 3.1 in South Lake Union. Green features of the 183,000-square-foot, seven-story building include a storm water cistern for irrigation, a heat-recovery chiller, high-efficiency boilers, exhaust air energy recovery and more. The project was financed through $165 million in tax-exempt bonds via the National Development Council. The building has space for more than 400 researchers in immunology, rheumatology, kidney research, infectious disease treatment and prevention, and vision sciences.

Bringing Local Foods to UWMC - Food and Nutrition Services Supports Local Farms

The Food and Nutrition Department’s Wellness Initiative is continuing to develop this summer with an innovative partnership with the Northwest Agriculture Business Center (NABC) through its Puget Sound Food Network (PSFN) project to bring local foods to UWMC.  The new partnership is a big step in the Wellness Initiative, a project with the goal of bringing healthier, more organic, local, and sustainable foods to UWMC’s patients and to the Plaza Café’s customers.  The first purchase from the network, per Chuck Zielinski, director of Food and Nutrition, was one hundred pounds of blueberries f

UWMC & HMC Practice Greenhealth Recognition

May 11, 2011

Both the UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center received recognition this year as top environmental performers from Practice Greenhealth

The UWMC maintains its Environmental Leadership Circle status for the 5th consecutive year! The Environmental Leadership Award is the premier Award recognizing health care facilities that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices and sustainability in health care.