Barnesville Hospital Named as ASHE 2017 Energy Champion

The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) has named Barnesville Hospital as the 2017 Energy Champion. Barnesville Hospital has demonstrated strong leadership in becoming a more energy efficient facility and using saved resources to support patient care.

“This is a significant accomplishment for a small critical access hospital,” said David Phillips, CEO, Barnesville Hospital. “This award directly reflects the commitment and dedication of our staff to continually look for ways to improve our Hospital. I want to thank Michael Carpenter and Wes Doudna, for their hard work in making this award possible.”

Barnesville Hospital reduced its energy consumption by making energy efficiency a priority in the new Emergency Department. LED lighting and control systems were installed. In addition, LED lighting was also installed in the parking lot and energy savings were achieved in dietary by replacing equipment with Energy Star rated appliances.

Barnesville Hospital was recognized for this achievement at the ASHE 54th Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition held August 6-9 held in Indianapolis. Michael Carpenter, Facilities Director attended to accept this award.

The Energy Champion Award recognizes a single facility that demonstrates outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. Barnesville Hospital recorded an Energy Star score of 99 out of 100 and the hospital’s facility team actively engaged with other team members to make efficiency a priority for all. By achieving greater energy savings, hospitals can free up resources to support the organization’s mission of providing patients with the best care.

The ASHE is a member group of the American Hospital Association and actively promotes energy efficiency for all hospitals.

Photo: Russ Harbaugh, president, ASHE, presents the 2017 Energy Champion Award to Michael Carpenter, Facilities Director, Barnesville Hospital.