Power Players Save Hospital Energy for Eco-Friendly Communities, Healthier Environments

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Our co-founder Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr., said: “There is so much good to do in the world and so many different ways to do it.”

We are proud to do our part by caring for the environment, our hospitals, patients, employees and the communities we serve through sustainability efforts. As vice president of engineering and facility management and head of HCA Healthcare’s Energy and Water Task Force, one of the many ways my team makes a difference is through our Energy Service Center.

Hospitals are often the first or second largest users of energy in a community, using approximately twice the energy as office spaces the same size. Our Energy Service Center was created to look at how well our hospitals manage their energy and to help reduce operational cost, all while limiting the effect on patient comfort.

In a good-faith effort to help the communities we serve, HCA Healthcare launched a company-wide ‘Reach the Peak’ energy challenge last October. The goal is to reduce our energy consumption by six percent, resulting in enhanced energy efficiency, cost savings and, ultimately, an improved environmental impact.

We also hoped the challenge would help raise awareness for ways people can save energy in their own homes. A simple way to save is to turn off the lights when leaving a room, for example. All of us can make a difference with energy focused solutions.

Meet our best-kept secret – the four employees of the Energy Service Center – who’ll share our progress in the ‘Reach the Peak’ challenge and explain how they help our hospitals reduce energy usage and yield positive, sustainable results for our patients and the communities we serve.

(HCA Healthcare internal audience can view the video here.)

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

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