|May 14, 2009||Peter Phelps
Marketing Services (269) 966-8131
BCHS 1 of 12 hospitals in U.S. to be recognized for reducing energy consumption
The American Society of Healthcare Engineers (ASHE) recognized Battle Creek Health System recently for its efforts in reducing energy consumption. BCHS is one of only ten hospitals in the United States to receive this honor and the only one in Michigan.
ASHE's energy efficiency commitment encourages hospitals across the country to support the goals of the Environmental Protection Agency's 'Energy Star Challenge,' and to reduce their energy consumption by 10 percent--BCHS exceeded that number.
Some of the initiatives made included:
"This award is very significant to BCHS and for our state because the changes and improvements we've made allow us to diminish the carbon footprint on our environment," says Paul Ratliff, BCHS director of engineering. "These changes will help the community where we live and work."
Battle Creek Health System, sponsored by two parent
organizations--Trinity Health (the fourth largest Catholic
health system in the U.S. with 21 hospitals, 9 nursing
homes, 19 senior house facilities, 8 home health care
agencies, and 4 hospices in Michigan alone) and BCHS
Community Partners, is accredited by the Joint Commission. Battle
Creek Health System is a recipient of the 2008 HealthGrades
Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence Award(tm) and 2009 Five
Star rated for joint replacement surgery and total knee
replacement. HealthGrades is a leading health care information
company that provides objective 'report card' ratings
nationwide. BCHS provides excellent health care for the
community and promotes wellness for the whole person
with access and compassion for all. For the latest medical
information, visit the BCHS web site at www.bchealth.com
or call the BCHS Marketing Department at (269) 966-8132.