Contact: Deanna Martin


July 12, 2016

ASHE recognizes hospitals for cutting energy consumption

CHICAGO—Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston has been named the 2016 Energy Champion for demonstrating strong leadership in becoming a more energy efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care. In addition, 29 hospitals have earned an Energy to Care Award for slashing energy use. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association recognized the hospitals’ efforts at its 53rd Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 10-13 in Denver.

The Energy to Care program, sponsored by Johnson Controls, encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption. Facilities that reduce energy by 10 percent or more over the previous year—and previous Energy to Care winners who go on to reduce consumption by an additional 5 percent—are eligible to win an Energy to Care Award.

This year marked the first time an Energy Champion was named. The Energy Champion Award recognizes a single facility that demonstrates outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston, part of Partners HealthCare, implemented a strategic energy master plan, and leadership communicated goals to staff, patients, and visitors. The facility department retro-commissioned the HVAC system, and lighting control systems were optimized. Last year, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Boston reduced its energy use by nearly 15 percent.

“This year’s Energy Champion exemplifies the amazing efficiencies that can occur when hospital leaders, facility professionals, and everyone involved in the health care environment work together,” said Dale Woodin, CHFM, FASHE, American Hospital Association vice president, personal membership groups. “By reducing energy use in health care facilities, all of the Energy to Care Award recipients have provided value to their organizations while allowing additional resources to be directed toward patient care.”

ASHE congratulates the following hospitals for their leadership in reducing energy consumption:

  • West Clinics, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • Mercy Willard Hospital, Willard, Ohio
  • Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Medical Plaza 1, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Medical Plaza 1, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Medical Plaza 2, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Southwest Medical Plaza 2, Houston, Texas
  • Sutter Health Shared Laboratory, Livermore, California
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Pineville, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln, Lincolnton, North Carolina
  • Aurora Medical Center Summit, Summit, Wisconsin
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Huntersville Medical Plaza, Huntersville, North Carolina
  • Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • St. Joseph's Hospital North, Lutz, Florida
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Avon Pointe MOB, Avon, Ohio
  • Brunswick FHC, Brunswick, Ohio
  • Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio
  • Medina Hospital, Medina, Ohio
  • Lorain FHC, Lorain, Ohio
  • Marymount Medical Center, Broadview Heights, Ohio
  • Sagamore MOB I, Sagamore Hills, Ohio
  • Solon Contact Center, Solon, Ohio
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center , East Cleveland, Ohio
  • Twinsburg FHC, Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Westlake MOB A, Westlake, Ohio
  • Westlake MOB A, Westlake, Ohio
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Westmoreland Regional Hospital, Greensburg, Pennsylvania

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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 healthcare environment. For more information about ASHE, contact 312-422-3800 or visit