July 30, 2019

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center received the 2019 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes hospitals that are leading the industry in all-around sustainability performance, demonstrating comprehensive programs and are illustrating how sustainability is entrenched in their organizational culture. This is the thirteenth consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the eighth consecutive year for Harborview.

Practice Greenhealth also recognizes hospitals for outstanding performance in specific areas through the Circles of Excellence Awards.

  • Harborview received circle awards for its sustainability programs in less waste, greening the OR and energy.
  • UW Medical Center received circle awards for its sustainability programs in leadership and healthy food.

Valley Medical Center submitted an award application for the first time in 2019. They received the Partner Recognition award, which recognizes facilities that have a commitment to environmental improvements and have achieved progress in several areas of the organization.

The Practice Greenhealth awards were presented in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 9, at the CleanMed Conference & Exhibition, a national environmental conference for leaders in healthcare sustainability.

About Practice Greenhealth:

Practice Greenhealth is a health care membership organization that provides sustainability solutions that benefit patients and employees, communities, financial security, and the environment. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth and the awards visit www.practicegreenhealth.org.