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|Virginia Mason Recognized for Environmental Sustainability Achievements|
SEATTLE – (April 20, 2017) –Virginia Mason has received the 2017 Circles of Excellence Award in 10 categories from Practice Greenhealth, a national organization dedicated to reducing health care’s environmental footprint.
Virginia Mason earned recognition for excellence in leadership commitment; reducing waste; reducing chemicals; greening the operating room (OR); healthy food; environmentally preferable purchasing; energy efficiency; water conservation; climate preservation; and green building achievements.
In 2016, Virginia Mason earned Practice Greenhealth’s Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award for the second consecutive year. The national award honors health care organizations that lead through innovation and illustrate how sustainability is entrenched in their culture.
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Virginia Mason Health System also includes Virginia Mason Memorial, a 226-bed hospital serving the Yakima Valley in central Washington since 1950. Memorial online: YakimaMemorial.org