We’re all about sustainability at VMM!

Virginia Mason Memorial has received a Top 25 Environmental Excellence Award from Practice Greenhealth, the nation’s leading organization dedicated to environmental sustainability in health care. VMM is one of just more than two dozen health care systems across the country to be so honored!  The award is the most prestigious environmental achievement for health care.

In addition, VMM also received the Circle of Excellence Award for Safer Chemicals, a Circle of Excellence Award for Food and a Greening the OR Recognition Award.

Kate Gottlieb, VMM’s Sustainability Program coordinator, received the Stephanie Davis Waste Reduction and Pollution Prevention Award. This award is given to health care champions innovating on waste reduction and pollution prevention.

Way to go VMM and Kate! (seen here with her son Quin as they help plant the hospital’s garden)