Ohio Hospital Newswire


OHA Energy Cup Hospitals Save Enough Energy in 2017 to Cover Cost of Hiring 48 New Nurses




More than 100 Ohio hospitals and health care buildings competing in the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2017 Energy Cup contest to reduce energy use and limit greenhouse gas emissions have reduced year-over-year energy consumption by 1.2 percent, almost twice the national average, in the first six months of the year.
The total mid-year energy savings could power 236 roundtrips to the moon in a passenger vehicle and pay for the cost of hiring 48 nurses. Forty-five percent of the participating facilities have reduced energy consumption greater than the national average.

Participants are competing in the following three categories and the midyear leaders are as follows:

Large hospitals (more than 250,000 square feet)
  • Mount Carmel East (Columbus) – 14.14 percent reduction
  • Mount Carmel St. Ann’s (Westerville) – 8.10 percent reduction
  • Southern Ohio Medical Center (Portsmouth) – 7.34 percent reduction

Small hospitals (less than 250,000 square feet)
  • Barnesville Hospital – 12.76 percent reduction
  • Adams County Regional Medical Center – 11.18 percent reduction
  • University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center – 8.18 percent reduction

Non-hospitals (medical buildings)
  • ProMedica Physicians Internal Medicine - Woodley – 32.11 percent reduction
  • Nelsonville Health Center – 30.30 percent reduction
  • Lake Health Painesville Quick Care Center– 22.86 percent reduction

For additional information about the OHA Energy Cup, contact Rick Sites at
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