Virginia Mason Memorial is committed to supporting and improving sustainability in health care. We believe the “first do no harm” doctrine extends not only into how we treat patients, but also in how we impact the air they breathe and the soil where their food is grown. We see it as a commitment to our patients, their families, and future generations of their families. Providing high quality care while reducing costs, enhancing health and preventing environmental illness.
- Summary and History Sheet (Future PDF)
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.
The Virginia Mason Memorial Farmers Market is open to the public, employees, visitors, and patients. We foster community by providing a place to learn about small local sustainable vendors in the valley. Stroll over to browse the booths, listen to music and learn from educational booths. The market is set up in the beautiful café courtyard, perfect for joining friends and colleagues for a stroll or to enjoy a bite to eat.
Looking forward to another exciting season with you!
June- September 2018
Every other Thursday, June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9, August 23, September 6, September 20
10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Questions: Cindy Parkey - Cindyparkey@yvmh.org or 509-575-8462
- Virginia Mason Memorial awarded national recognition for sustainability programs »
- Clinicians, chefs collaborate on hospital meals- How 3 hospitals are going antibiotic free »
- Living Green: Virginia Mason Memorial receives awards for its sustainability »
- Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital wins a 2016 Practice Greenhealth Environmental Excellence Award »
- Memorial plants onsite garden to supply Cafe with fresh veggies »
- Yakima Memorial promoting healthy habits by joining national initiative »
We are committed to provide our patients and team with healthy, local, sustainably harvested food. Learn more »
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle is one of the ways we reduce what we send to our local landfill. We average 190 tons of recycled materials a year. Learn more »
Lighting, water, and heating all contribute to our energy usage. We focus on reduction initiatives to lower our carbon footprint. Learn more »
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint
Virginia Mason is expanding its efforts to educate about the human health impacts of climate change. Learn more »
Leadership and Community
Our leadership has made an environmental commitment to do no harm and create healthier staff, patients, community and planet. Learn more »
Lean and Green
Cost savings and reduction activities in addition to healthier interiors and safer chemicals throughout the organization Learn more »