Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award
Recognized for donating $875,000 over eight years
September 19, 2014
SEATTLE (Sept. 19, 2014) – Toyota was honored on Sept. 18 as the recipient of UW Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the company’s commitment to supporting Harborview Medical Center, one of UW Medicine’s world-class teaching hospitals. Over the past eight years, Toyota has donated $875,000 to UW Medicine to assist Harborview in their mission to provide a superior level of care to their patients.
“We’re extremely humbled by this honor and proud of our partnership with UW Medicine,” said Mike O’Brien, president of the Western Washington Toyota Dealers. “Toyota is committed to supporting organizations that make a difference in the community and raise the bar for the quality of life in Western Washington. UW Medicine’s Harborview Medical Center provides excellent care through its Mission of Caring, helping to make our community healthier and happier.”
The award was presented at UW Medicine Turner Society’s annual Tomorrow Today celebration, which showcases breakthroughs in research, patient care and education. UW Medicine’s Turner Society, founded in 1988, consists of donors who contribute $1,000 or more annually to UW Medicine, helping the school continue to pursue excellence in healthcare.
“Toyota has a long history of supporting Harborview Medical Center, one of UW Medicine’s teaching hospitals,” said Paul G. Ramsey, M.D., CEO of UW Medicine, executive vice president for medical affairs and dean of the UW School of Medicine. “Over the course of the past decade, the dealers have contributed nearly $1 million to Harborview’s mission of caring through a golf tournament and a gala, all to benefit Harborview’s patients. We’re proud of this partnership, and we are delighted to present Toyota with UW Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Toyota’s contributions to Harborview Medical Center have supported hundreds of patients over the years, ensuring that those who can’t pay for the excellent care the medical center provides get the very same care as those who can.
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UW Medicine?s mission is to improve the health of the public by advancing medical knowledge, providing patient care, and training the next generation of health professionals. Our system includes Harborview Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. Visit www.uwmedicine.org
Toyota (NYSE:TM), the world's top automaker and creator of the Prius, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota, Lexus and Scion brands. Over the past 50 years, we’ve built more than 25 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 40,000 people (more than 32,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (1,500 in the U.S.) sold more than 2.5 million cars and trucks (more than 2.2 million in the U.S.) in 2013 – and about 80 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today.