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.
The editorial team at Becker’s Hospital Review considered nominations and conducted editorial research to compile the 2016 list. They reviewed awards presented by Practice Greenhealth, the U.S. Green Building Council, the American Society for Healthcare Engineering and the Environmental Protection Agency.
In May both Harborview and UW Medicine Center received Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth in recognition of their high standards for environmental practices in healthcare.