Kentucky Hospital Wins Award for Energy Efficiency

CHICAGO – Owensboro Health Regional Hospital in Owensboro, Ky. has won the 2019
Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for its dedication to achieving ENERGY STAR® distinction. The award, presented by the American Society for Health Care Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association, was announced on Tuesday, November 5.

Owensboro Health Regional Hospital achieved its ENERGY STAR® goal after a five year journey. Their efforts included updating all fluorescent lighting to LEDs and installing motion sensors to automatically power down spaces not in use. Since the onset of this initiative in 2014, the hospital has decreased its energy consumption by 21.5%, which has resulted in savings of $1.7 million. The savings have been invested back into the hospital to continue providing high quality, reliable and safe patient care.

The Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award recognizes individuals or facility management departments that implement new or innovative programs or processes to optimize the physical environment and improve patient care. For more information about ASHE awards, visit www.ashe.org/awards.

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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 www.ashe.org.