ASHE Congratulates Hospitals for Discovering Energy Savings | ASHE

May 30, 2019

CHICAGO – Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has been named the 2019 Energy Champion for demonstrating strong leadership in becoming a more energy efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care. In addition, dozens of hospitals have earned an Energy to Care Award for lowering energy use. The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association will recognize these hospitals — as well as local affiliated chapters who competed against each other in an energy savings chapter challenge competition — at its 56th Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition, July 14-17 in Baltimore. 

The Energy to Care program encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption by taking a closer look at their energy management plans. Facilities that reduce energy by 10% or more over the previous year or 15% over two years —and previous Energy to Care winners who go on to reduce consumption by an additional 5% —are eligible to win an Energy to Care Award. 

The Energy Champion Award recognizes a single facility that demonstrates outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. Hospital leadership at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, approved a number of facility improvement projects, including lighting projects, building envelope improvements and HVAC equipment upgrades. In addition, facilities operations teams have increased their vigilance in benchmarking their daily utility usages and have improved their equipment scheduling schemes.

ASHE congratulates Aurora Sinai Medical Center and the following hospitals that earned an Energy to Care Award: 

  • SSM Health Dean Clinic East, Madison, Wisconsin
  • Trident Medical Arts HPR, North Charleston, South Carolina
  • Prisma Health-Oconee Memorial Hospital, Seneca, South Carolina
  • Aurora Health Center Plymouth, Plymouth, Wisconsin
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee , Wisconsin
  • Aurora Surgery Center - Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin
  • Aurora Surgery Center - Southern Lakes, Burlington, Wisconsin
  • Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville, Indiana
  • Memorial Hermann Westside Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Kentucky
  • The University of Vermont Medical Center - Fanny Allen Campus, Colchester, Vermont
  • CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Doctor's Building, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System Glenwood Annex Texarkana, Texarkana, Texas
  • CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hosiptal, Lake Charles, Louisiana
  • CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Pediatric Therapy Center, Alexandria, Louisiana
  • ThedaCare Physicians - Clintonville, Clintonville, Wisconsin
  • Mercy Hospital Booneville, Booneville, Arkansas
  • Mercy Hospital Carthage, Carthage, Missouri
  • MultiCare Mary Bridge Good Samaritan Children's Therapy Unit, Tacoma, Washington
  • MultiCare Mary Bridge Children's Health Center, Puyallup, Washington
  • Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Hospital Campus, San Leandro, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Wyndham Medical Offices, Sacramento, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Fair Oaks Medical Offices, Sacramento, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Mosswood Medical Offices, Oakland, California
  • Kaiser Permanente 770 Medical Offices, Milpitas, California
  • Kaiser Permanente 589 Medical Offices, Milpitas, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Office 4, Santa Rosa, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Office 1, Fresno, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Selma Medical Offices, Selma, California
  • Kaiser Permanente 2120 Professional Dr , Roseville, California
  • Atrium Health Waxhaw, Waxhaw, North Carolina
  • Carolinas Rehabilitation - NorthEast, Concord, North Carolina
  • The Mindy Ellen Levine Behavioral Health Center, Davidson, North Carolina
  • Sardis Oaks Skilled Nursing, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Carolinas Healthcare System Harrisburg, Harrisburg, North Carolina
  • Carolinas Healthcare System NorthEast, Concord, North Carolina
  • Jesse Helms Skilled Nursing Center, Monroe, North Carolina
  • Adventist Health Community Care Selma, Selma, California
  • Adventist Health Community Care Madera, Madera, California
  • Adventist Health Community Care Fowler, Fowler, California
  • Adventist Health Community Care Huron, Huron , California
  • Adventist Health Community Care Coalinga, Coalinga, California
  • Adventist Health Community Care Hanford, Hanford, California
  • Adventist Health Medical Office - Home Garden, Hanford, California
  • Adventist Health Kerr Outpatient Center, Hanford, California
  • Adventist Health Indian Rock Rapid Care , Sonora, California
  • Adventist Health - Groveland Family Medical Office, Groveland, California
  • Adventist Health - Home Health Sonora, Sonora, California
  • Adventist Health Damascus Clinic, Damascus, Oregon
  • Adventist Health - Home Health Portland, Portland, Oregon
  • UF Health Rocky Point Medical Lab, Gainesville, Florida
  • UF Health Shands South Campus, Gainesville, Florida
  • Adventist Health Sonora Specialty Care, Sonora, California
  • Norton Audubon Hospital, Louisville, Kentucky
  • The Surgery Center, Franklin, Wisconsin
  • St. Vincent Carmel, Carmel, Indiana
  • St. Vincent's St. Clair, Pell City, Alabama
  • St. Vincent's Blount, Oneonta, Alabama
  • Providence Park Hospital, Novi, Michigan
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital, Binghamton, New York
  • Via Christi Hospital - St. Teresa, Sedgwick County, Kansas
  • St. Vincent Women's Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Via Christi Rehabilitation, Wichita, Kansas
  • Providence Hospital - DC, Washington DC
  • Puyallup Valley Medical Clinic Puyallup, Washington

Through the Energy to Care program, local ASHE affiliated chapters can participate in a challenge to see which chapter can reduce energy consumption the most. A dozen ASHE affiliated chapters participated in the Energy to Care 2019 Chapter Challenge. ASHE congratulates the winners of the 2019 Chapter Challenge and thanks all participants for their work to save energy. The New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society is the 2019 winner in the small category, while the California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc. is the 2019 winner in the large category.

  • Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois
  • Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers
  • North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association
  • Ohio Society of Health Care Facilities Management
  • California Society for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
  • Kansas Healthcare Engineers Association
  • Indiana Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • Colorado Association of Healthcare Engineers and Directors
  • Chesapeake Area Society of Healthcare Engineering
  • Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering, Inc.
  • New England Healthcare Engineers' Society
  • Pennsylvania Society For Health Facility Engineering
  • Utah Society for Healthcare Engineering


About ASHE
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members rely on 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

About Energy to Care
Energy to Care is an energy reduction program for health care facility management professionals who want to add value to their organizations through energy savings. ASHE is working hard to help members set and achieve sustainability goals. To meet this objective, ASHE created trusted sustainability resources that are specifically tailored for health care facilities. Visit to learn more about the program.