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Adventist Health in the Central Valley receives eight energy savings awards

2019

Adventist Health in the Central Valley received eight Energy to Care Awards from the American Society for Health Care Engineering (AHSE) for reducing energy use and freeing up resources to support patient care. Adventist Health medical offices in Coalinga, Fowler, Hanford, Home Garden, Huron, Madera and Selma, as well as Adventist Health’s Kerr Outpatient Center in Hanford, received recognition.

The Energy to Care program encourages hospitals across the United States to reduce energy consumption by taking a closer look at their energy management plans. Facilities honored with the award are found to reduce energy use by:

  • 10 % or more over the previous year
  • 15 % over two years
  • An additional 5 %, if they’re previous Energy to Care Award recipients

Adventist Health partners with Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. (JLL) to find efficient solutions to reduce facility costs and energy consumption.

“Reducing energy costs makes us good stewards of the environment and responsible corporate citizens,” says Dave Scarlett, vice president and regional director for JLL Integrated Facilities Management. “Every dollar we save on energy is the equivalent of generating $20 in new hospital revenue that can be used for patient care.”

Last year, Adventist Health in the Central Valley earned seven Energy to Care Awards. The goal is to see this number rise, every year.

“This partnership is very valuable to us,” says Andrea Kofl, president of Adventist Health in the Central Valley. “Teaming up with JLL to save on energy costs allows our Adventist Health teams to focus on delivering world-class care to our patients.”

Award winners will be recognized at the 2019 ASHE Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland July 14-17.

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Adventist Health is a faith-based, nonprofit integrated health system serving more than 75 communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 32,900 includes more than 23,600 employees; nearly 5,000 medical staff physicians; and 4,350 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist heritage and values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 20 hospitals, more than 260 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 15 home care agencies, seven hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. In addition, the Adventist Health Plan serves patients in Kings County. Visit AdventistHealth.org for more information.

About ASHE

ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association. More than 12,500 members count ASHE as a key source of professional development, 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.

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 www.energytocare.com to learn more about the program.