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.

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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

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Conserving resources

Our energy conservation projects have saved almost 8 million kilowatt hours per year - that's enough to power 824 homes!

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Serving healthy food

We've partnered with farmers and suppliers to provide our patients and team with healthy, local, sustainably harvested food.

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Reducing our carbon footprint

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

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Reducing waste

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

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Lean and green

EnviroMason's team approach extends from strong support from senior leadership to active engagement of our team members.