News Source: 
Practice Greenhealth
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.

Harborview Medical Center is recognized as a Partner for Change! The Partner for Change Award recognizes healthcare facilities that continuously improve and expand upon thier mercury elimination, waste reduction, and pollution prevention programs. At a minimum, facilities receiving this award must be recycling 10% of their total waste, have a mercury elimination program in place with a plan for total elimination, and have developed other successful pollution prevention programs.