ASHE Celebrates Health Care Facilities that Cut Energy Use | ASHE




Contact: Eliana Munro


June 21, 2018

CHICAGO – A record number of health care facilities have earned an Energy to Care Award this year for slashing energy use, a significant achievement as hospitals work to become more efficient. The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) will present 68 facilities with Energy to Care Awards at its upcoming Annual Conference. In addition, ASHE will recognize Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center in San Diego as the 2018 Energy Champion for its work in creating a culture dedicated to energy efficiency.
“We are seeing an increased focus on efficiency as health care organizations work to provide high-quality, affordable care,” said ASHE Executive Director PJ Andrus, MBA, CAE. “Hospitals have unique energy needs because they house high-tech equipment and operate around the clock. Energy to Care provides an opportunity to recognize skilled facility professionals who have helped these complex facilities become more efficient and allowed additional resources to be directed toward patient care.”
ASHE, a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association and a 2018 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year, will recognize the winning hospitals at its 55th Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition July 15-18 in Seattle.
The Energy Champion Award recognizes a single facility that demonstrates outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center reduced energy use by 12 percent in a single year, and senior leadership has supported and funded several energy saving initiatives. Medical personnel and other staff have proactively identified systems that are not working correctly, and the facility team rapidly responds to fix the issues, creating a culture where inefficiencies are addressed head on.
Energy to Care Awards recognize facilities that reduce energy by at least 10 percent over the previous year or at least 15 percent over two years, as well as previous Energy to Care award winners who go on to reduce consumption by an additional 5 percent. The following facilities will receive 2018 Energy to Care Awards:

  • Adventist Health Bakersfield, Bakersfield, California
  • Adventist Health Glendale -1530 Building, Glendale, California
  • Adventist Health Hanford Kerr Outpatient Center, Hanford, California
  • Adventist Health Reedley, Reedley, California
  • Adventist Health Sonora - Center for Wound Care, Sonora, California
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Illinois
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Illinois
  • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
  • Advocate Trinity Hospital, Chicago, Illinois
  • Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Medxcel Facilities Management Team, Hoffman Estates, Illinois
  • Atrium Health’s Gateway Medical Office Building II, Concord, North Carolina
  • Auburn MultiCare Clinic, Auburn, Washington
  • Aurora Health Center Plymouth, Plymouth, Wisconsin
  • Aurora Medical Center Summit, Summit, Wisconsin
  • Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Aurora Sinai Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Baptist Health - Heber Springs, Heber Springs, Arkansas
  • Canyon Vista Medical Center, Sierra Vista, Arizona
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Behavioral Health – Charlotte, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Harrisburg, Harrisburg, North Carolina
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Kannapolis Emergency Department, Kannapolis, North Carolina
  • Carolinas HealthCare System Lincoln Medical Plaza I, Lincolnton, North Carolina
  • Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast Plaza, Concord, North Carolina
  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Hospital - New Braunfels, New Braunfels, Texas
  • CHRISTUS Spohn Hospital Kleberg, Kingsville, Texas
  • Excela Health Latrobe Hospital, Latrobe, Pennsylvania
  • Forest Road Health and Wellness Center, Sonora, California
  • Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, Pennsylvania
  • Jesse Helms Skilled Nursing Center, Monroe, North Carolina
  • Kaiser Permanente Bonita MOB Campus, Chula Vista, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Bostonia MOB Campus, El Cajon, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Gardena Medical Offices, Gardena, California  
  • Kaiser Permanente Martinez MOB Campus, Martinez, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Moreno Valley Medical Offices, Moreno Valley, California
  • Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Offices, San Jose, California
  • Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Hospital Campus, Sacramento, California   
  • Kaiser Permanente Tommydon/Membership Call Center, Stockton, California      
  • Kaiser Permanente West Covina Medical Offices, West Covina, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Yorba Linda Medical Offices, Yorba Linda, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Zion Medical Center, San Diego, California
  • Mayo Clinic - Mitchell Student Center, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Mayo Clinic - Siebens Building, Rochester, Minnesota
  • McLaren Bay Region, Bay City, Michigan
  • McLaren Bay Special Care, Bay City, Michigan
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Medical Plaza 1, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Medical Plaza 2, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Southeast Medical Plaza 1, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Sugar Land, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Westside Hospital, Houston, Texas
  • Methodist Hospital, Henderson, Kentucky
  • Owensboro Health Regional Hospital, Owensboro, Kentucky
  • Providence-Providence Park, Novi Medxcel Facilities Management Team, Novi, Michigan
  • SSM Health/Dean Medical Group Madison East Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin
  • SSM Health/Dean Medical Group Madison West Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin
  • St. Vincent Seton Specialty Hospital Medxcel Facilities Management Team, Indianapolis, Indiana
  • The University of Vermont Medical Center - Fanny Allen Campus, Colchester, Vermont
  • ThedaCare Behavioral Health – Menasha, Menasha, Wisconsin
  • ThedaCare Orthopedic Care, Neenah, Wisconsin
  • ThedaCare Physicians Pediatrics - Neenah Menasha, Neenah, Wisconsin
  • UC San Diego Health - La Jolla, La Jolla, California
  • UF Health Renal Dialysis Center, Gainesville, Florida
  • UF Health Rocky Point Medical Lab, Gainesville, Florida
  • UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital-Facilities Department, Gainesville, Florida
  • Ukiah Valley Rural Health Center, Ukiah, California
  • UW Health-Digestive Health Center, Madison, Wisconsin
  • UW Health-East Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin
  • UW Health-University Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin
  • UW Health-West Clinic, Madison, Wisconsin

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. This year, the Chapter Challenge winners are the Arkansas Association for Healthcare Engineering (small category) and the Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois (large category).
Energy to Care, sponsored by Johnson Controls, is a free benchmarking tool that helps hospitals track energy use and identify areas for improvement. Visit to learn more about the program.


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