Barnesville Hospital recorded an Energy Star score of 99 for 2016.

Photo courtesy of Barnesville Hospital

Barnesville (Ohio) Hospital has been named the 2017 Energy Champion by the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association for achieving superior energy-efficiency performance in 2016 and using saved resources to support patient care.

The Energy Champion Award recognizes a single facility that demonstrates outstanding leadership in energy efficiency. A dozen ASHE-affiliated chapters participated in the Energy to Care 2016 Chapter Challenge.

Barnesville Hospital recorded an Energy Star score of 99, which means it was more efficient than 99 percent of similar U.S. facilities.   

In addition, dozens of hospitals have earned the 2017 Energy to Care Award for slashing energy use during 2016. ASHE will recognize these hospitals — as well as local affiliated chapters that competed against each other in an energy-savings competition — at its 54th Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition Aug. 6-9 in Indianapolis.

The Energy to Care program, sponsored by Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, encourages hospitals across the country to reduce their energy consumption.

Facilities that reduce energy by 10 percent or more over the previous year — and previous Energy to Care winners who reduce consumption by an additional 5 percent — are eligible to win an Energy to Care Award.

In addition to Barnesville Hospital, the following hospitals, systems and other health care facilities also earned an Energy to Care Award:

  • Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn, Illinois
  • Advocate Eureka Hospital, Eureka, Illinois
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Barrington, Illinois
  • Barnesville Hospital, Barnesville, Ohio
  • Carolinas HealthCare System, Pineville, North Carolina
  • CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs, Sulphur Springs, Texas
  • Cleveland Clinic Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center, Beachwood, Ohio
  • Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health, and Surgery Center, Lorain, Ohio
  • Cleveland Clinic Strongsville Family Health and Surgery Center, Strongsville, Ohio
  • Cleveland Clinic Twinsburg Family Health and Surgery Center, Twinsburg, Ohio
  • Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, Pennsylvania
  • Heart Hospital of Lafayette, Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Kaiser Permanente, Arapahoe Medical Offices, Centennial, Colorado
  • Kaiser Permanente, Bangs Medical Offices, Modesto, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Burke Medical Center, Burke, Virginia
  • Kaiser Permanente, Dale Medical Offices, Modesto, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Davis Medical Offices, Davis, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Diamond Bar Medical Offices, Diamond Bar, California 
  • Kaiser Permanente, Frederick Medical Center, Frederick, Maryland 
  • Kaiser Permanente, Kensington MOB Campus, Kensington, Maryland
  • Kaiser Permanente, Kenyon Street Medical Offices, San Diego, California
  • Kaiser Permanente Nicolai Service Center, Portland, Oregon
  • Kaiser Permanente, North Capitol Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Kaiser Permanente, Otay Mesa MOB Campus, San Diego, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Point West Medical Offices, Sacramento, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Rancho San Diego Medical Offices, La Mesa, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Roseville Cancer Treatment, Roseville, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, Silver Spring Medical Center, Colesville, Maryland
  • Kaiser Permanente, Skyline Medical Offices, Denver, Colorado
  • Kaiser Permanente Sunset Medical Offices, Hillsboro, Oregon
  • Kaiser Permanente Town Hall, Portland, Oregon
  • Kaiser Permanente, Tyson’s Corner Medical Office, McLean, Virginia
  • Kaiser Walnut Creek Medical Center, Walnut Creek, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, West Covina Garvey Mental Health, West Covina, California
  • Kaiser Permanente, West Covina Medical Offices, West Covina, California
  • Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Medical Plaza 1, Houston, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, Katy, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann Orthopedic and Spine Hospital, Bellaire, Texas
  • Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Plaza 3, The Woodlands, Texas
  • Mercy Health-Willard Hospital, Willard, Ohio
  • Midland Memorial Hospital, Midland, Texas
  • MultiCare Auburn Clinic, Auburn, WA
  • MultiCare Tacoma Family Medicine, Tacoma WA
  • Russell Regional Hospital, Russell, Kansas
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, Ohio
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center, Antioch, California
  • Wellspan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital, York, Pennsylvania
  • WVU Medicine Camden Clark Medical Center, Parkersburg, West Virginia

The top two participants in the Energy to Care program throughout 2016 were Kaiser Permanente and Adventist/JLL for having the most buildings within their systems participate in the program, ASHE says.  

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.

The Kansas Healthcare Engineers’ Association is the 2016 winner in the small category, while the California Society for Healthcare Engineering is the 2016 winner in the large category. A dozen ASHE-affiliated chapters participated in the Energy to Care 2016 Chapter Challenge:

  • California Society for Healthcare Engineering Inc.
  • Georgia Society for Healthcare Engineers
  • Healthcare Engineers Society of Northern Illinois
  • Kansas Healthcare Engineers’ Association
  • Kentucky Society of Healthcare Engineers
  • Missouri Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • New England Healthcare Engineers’ Society
  • North Carolina Healthcare Engineers Association
  • Northern Ohio Society for Healthcare Engineering
  • Ohio Society of Healthcare Facilities Management
  • Pennsylvania Society for Health Facility Engineering
  • Texas Association of Healthcare Facilities Management

Visit to learn more about the program.