July 2, 2024

ASHE Celebrates Health Care Facilities for Leading Decarbonization Efforts

CHICAGO — The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE), a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association, has announced the winners of its 2024 Energy to Care Awards, which each year recognize health care facilities that have significantly reduced their energy use and emissions and advanced their sustainability goals.

This year, 21 health care facilities across six health care organizations have earned the Sustainability Champions Award, the Energy to Care Awards Program's highest distinction, for demonstrating strong leadership in pursuit of health care decarbonization and using saved resources to support patient care. These winners represent just 0.48% of the total facilities participating in the program, and will be recognized at the inaugural Health Care Facilities Innovation Conference (formerly the ASHE Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition) July 21-24 in Anaheim, Calif.:

  • Ascension NE Wisconsin – Mercy Campus (Oshkosh, Wis.)
  • Ascension NE Wisconsin – St. Elizabeth Campus (Appleton, Wis.)
  • Ascension Seton Williamson Hospital (Round Rock, Texas)
  • Ascension St. Vincent Warrick (Boonville, Ind.)
  • Ascension St. Vincent’s Medical Center Clay County Hospital (Fla.)
  • Atrium Health Lincoln (Lincolnton, N.C.)
  • Atrium Health Mercy (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Atrium Health Pineville (Charlotte, N.C.)
  • Atrium Health Union (Monroe, N.C.)
  • Aurora Lakeland Medical Center (Elkhorn, Wis.)
  • Aurora Medical Center – Burlington (Wis.)
  • Aurora Medical Center – Grafton (Wis.)
  • Aurora Medical Center – Manitowoc County (Two Rivers, Wis.)
  • Aurora Medical Center – Oshkosh (Wis.)
  • Aurora Medical Center – Summit (Wis.)
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center (Milwaukee)
  • Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore Medical Center (Cudahy, Wis.)
  • Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center (Milwaukee)
  • Pali Momi Medical Center (Aiea, Hawaii)
  • Parkland Health – Main Campus (Dallas)
  • UPMC Northwest (Seneca, Pa.)

The program also recognizes past Energy to Care Award winners who have continued to meet their sustainability goals by maintaining or further reducing annual emissions and energy usage intensity. In 2024, 136 facilities earned the Sustained Performance Award, accounting for 3% of the total of facilities participating in the program.

ASHE congratulates these Sustainability Champions and Sustained Performance award winners. In addition to these awardees, ASHE recognizes its other 2024 Energy to Care Award winners, who cumulatively represent 2.3% of facilities enrolled in the Energy to Care Program. All 202 winning facilities have earned ASHE’s Energy to Care Award by demonstrating a 10% or greater reduction in energy use intensity over the previous year or 15% over two years, as tracked by reporting verified energy and water consumption data in the Energy to Care Dashboard.

In addition, through the Energy to Care program, ASHE Chapters can participate in a challenge to demonstrate the highest reductions in energy consumption. Fourteen ASHE Chapters participated in the Energy to Care 2024 Chapter Challenge. ASHE congratulates the winners of the 2024 Chapter Challenge — who each won for the second year in a row — and thanks all participants for their work to save energy.

  • Large Category Winner: Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Small Category Winner: Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering

Participation in the Energy to Care Program has seen consistent growth since its inception in 2006. More than 4,400 facilities have participated since 2010, and in the entire life of the program, health care facilities have seen a combined savings of more than $550 million reallocated to patient care.

View the complete list of 2024 Energy to Care Award winners, including this year’s Sustained Performance Award winners, at energytocare/EnergyAwards.


About ASHE
The American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,000 members rely on ASHE as a critical source of professional development, information and advocacy, including representation on key issues that affect their work in the health care physical 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 facilities 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.