Sustainability

Virginia Mason is a sustainable health care leader. We focus on doing the right thing for our patients — providing the highest quality care while reducing cost, enhancing health, preventing environmental illness and preserving the natural environment for future generations.

Our award-winning environmental stewardship initiative, EnviroMason, is fully supported — from senior leadership to our team members. It empowers every one of us to reduce our environmental impact in every aspect of our daily work. The Virginia Mason Production System helps us identify and implement waste reduction measures. Our Green Team, made up of members from around the organization, supports — and often inspires — these efforts.
 
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Initiatives

Featured Story

Virginia Mason Named One of 50 Greenest Hospitals for Third Year

Virginia Mason has been named one of the 50 Greenest Hospitals in America for the third time since 2013 by Becker’s Hospital Review, a national health care publication. Read more »

Virginia Mason One of Top 25 Green Hospitals in Nation

Virginia Mason Seattle Hospital & Medical Center has been awarded Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award for the second year in a row. Read more »

100-plus Washington Businesses Call for State Action on Climate Change

More than 100 businesses, including Virginia Mason, Microsoft, REI and Saltchuk, today launched an open declaration calling for action on climate change. Read more »

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Conserving Resources

Conserving Resources

Our energy conservation projects have saved almost 8 million kilowatt hours per year—that’s enough to power 824 homes! Learn more »

 

Serving Healthy Food

Serving Healthy Food

We’ve partnered with farmers and suppliers to provide our patients and team with healthy, local, sustainably harvested food. Learn more »

 

Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Reducing Our Carbon
Footprint

Virginia Mason is expanding its efforts to educate about the human health impacts of climate change. Learn more »

 

Reducing Waste

Reducing Waste

Recycling and composting is one of the ways we reduce what we send to the landfill. Learn more »

 

Engaging Our Team

Engaging Our Team

EnviroMason’s team approach extends from strong support from senior leadership to active engagement of our team members. Learn more »