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UW Medicine
July 23, 2018

Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center have received 2018 Top 25 Environmental Excellence Awards from Practice Greenhealth. The Top 25 Award recognizes healthcare facilities across the country that exemplify environmental excellence and are setting the highest standards for environmental practices in healthcare. This is the twelfth consecutive year for UW Medical Center to receive the top award and the seventh 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 healthy food and less waste.
  • UW Medical Center received circle awards for its sustainability programs in healthy food and green building.

Harborview also received a Greening the OR Recognition Award which honors facilities that have made substantial progress in reducing the impact of the surgical environment.

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

About Practice Greenhealth:
Practice Greenhealth is the nation's leading healthcare community that empowers its members to increase their efficiencies and environmental stewardship while improving patient safety and care through tools, best practices and knowledge. To learn more about Practice Greenhealth visit