News Release

December 11, 2014

Contact: Deanna Martin

ASHE recognizes 11 hospitals for cutting energy consumption

CHICAGO—The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association is recognizing 11 hospitals across the country for reducing energy consumption.

The hospitals are among the latest recognized by ASHE’s Energy to Care program, formerly called the Energy Efficiency Commitment program. The program encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent or more over their baseline energy consumption. Visit to learn more and to see previous winners.

ASHE congratulates the following fall 2014 winners for their leadership in reducing energy consumption:

Energy to Care Award winners and their percent of energy reduction

  • Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., 25 percent
  • Saint Thomas West Hospital, Nashville, Tenn., 20 percent
  • Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 20 percent
  • New York Presbyterian/Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, N.Y., 15 percent
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Ill., 15 percent
  • New York Presbyterian/Westchester Division, White Plains, N.Y., 15 percent
  • Bon Secours St. Francis Downtown, Greenville, S.C., 10 percent
  • Advocate Good  Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Ill., 10 percent
  • New York Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital, New York, N.Y., 10 percent
  • Shriners Hospital for Children-Chicago, Chicago, Ill., 10 percent
  • New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, N.Y., 10 percent

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About ASHE
ASHE is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 11,000 members count ASHE as a key source of professional development, industry information, and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the physical health care environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit