• Learn about the Magee-Womens Organic Garden

Resources and Partnerships

Magee’s Green Team

Our Green Team, comprised of a representative body of hospital staff, sets goals, reviews, and measures our greening initiatives in coordination with UPMC’s systemwide Green Team. We are buying, building, and greening our operations from supply chain to waste management.

Environmental health and sustainability continue to be part of the culture of Magee as our staff contributes in both small and more significant ways through recycling, choosing alternative transportation, counseling childbearing families about environmental health, utilizing “green” cleaning products, reducing red bag waste, and much more.

Resources and Partners

Magee’s role as a health care leader and environmental steward has been recognized and supported by foundation funding from The Heinz Endowments and the Johnson Family Foundation.

Since 2005, we’ve utilized this specially-earmarked funding to expand our role in environmental community education, health change, and women’s and infants’ health research. Our leadership group comprises representatives from Magee’s major departments.

We’ve also partnered with other UPMC hospitals such as Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and the Center for Environmental Oncology at Hillman Cancer Center, UPMC Shadyside, as well as national organizations such as Physicians for Social Responsibility, Healthcare Without Harm, Learning Disabilities Association, Women’s Health and Environment Network, and Hospitals for a Healthy Environment.

Community Education and Advocacy Partnerships

At Magee-Womens Hospital we collaborate with a number of health care and community partners. Most notably in 2009, we partnered with Phipps Conservancy to create three organic courtyard gardens.

The vegetables and herbs are utilized in healthy foods for staff and patients. The gardens were made possible by a generous grant from the Heinz Endowments.

Our educators also work with tithe Center for Victims of Violence and Crime to plan workshops on environmental health literacy for health care providers working with under-served and minority communities.​

Contact Us

For more information on environmental initiatives and education at Magee, contact:

Additional Resources

  • UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital
  • 300 Halket St.
  • Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3180
  • Main Hospital/Operator:
  • To find a physician, or schedule an appointment:
    1-866-MyMagee (696-2433)
  • UPMC | Affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences | Supplemental content provided by Healthwise, Incorporated. To learn more, visit

    For help in finding a doctor or health service that suits your needs, call the UPMC Referral Service at 412-647-UPMC (8762) or 1-800-533-UPMC (8762). Select option 1.

    UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. UPMC policy prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, genetics, sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected group status. Further, UPMC will continue to support and promote equal employment opportunity, human dignity, and racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in UPMC programs and activities. This commitment is made by UPMC in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations.

    Medical information made available on is not intended to be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should not rely entirely on this information for your health care needs. Ask your own doctor or health care provider any specific medical questions that you have. Further, is not a tool to be used in the case of an emergency. If an emergency arises, you should seek appropriate emergency medical services.

    Pittsburgh, PA, USA |