Overview of Case Study
Excela Health is a nonprofit health care system in Westmoreland County, Pa., located about 30 miles outside of Pittsburgh. The area features a mix of rural farmland, as well as small towns and municipalities.
With tight budgets and margins, Excela’s executives charged its hospital directors with finding cost-cutting opportunities. At the time, Excela’s energy spending represented a full 50% of its facilities operating budget. This is typical for comparable hospitals, but still high. There was an opportunity for savings.