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Seattle hospital first to receive MSC certification

UNITED STATES
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 01:30 (GMT + 9)

Seattle-based Virginia Mason has become the first hospital in the United States to earn Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for its commitment to serving seafood grown and harvested by certified, environmentally sustainable methods. “MSC is pleased to be part of Virginia Mason’s commitment to implementing green business practices to support a healthy environment and community,” said Geoff Bolan, regional commercial director. “We hope today’s announcement will serve as an inspiration for other medical centres nationwide to follow Virginia Mason’s bold environmental initiatives in the health care industry.” MSC-certified seafood is regularly served in the hospital’s cafeteria and it is an in-room menu option for hospitalized patients every day. “Our Food and Nutrition team members are passionate abo... FULL STORY

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