Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin MD, has signed a 10-year energy efficiency
contract with Johnson Controls, the global leader that brings ingenuity
to the places where people live, work and travel.
The contract represents one of the proactive initiatives Atlantic General
has undertaken to reduce their energy consumption and operating costs.
The agreement will result in substantial energy and cost savings and is
expected to enhance the way the hospital’s engineering staff supports
patient services and overall operations.
Under the scope of the contract, Atlantic General Hospital will make multiple
building improvements and upgrades, employ conservation measures and utilize
technology new to the hospital to realize energy savings upwards of 20
percent. The project will be funded in part by the cost savings from the
The 15-phase facility-wide upgrade, scheduled for completion in spring
2008, will decrease green house gas emissions in electricity and heat
production, reduce the hospital’s carbon footprint, conserve water
and reduce the load on the local utilities.
“As a health care provider, we seek to offer the best possible care
to our patients and to the communities we serve. This contract demonstrates
a high level of care for our environment and for our future,” says
Michael Franklin, FACHE, President/CEO of Atlantic General Hospital. “Working
with Johnson Controls, we will be able to reduce our carbon footprint
and improve efficiencies with water conservation strategies that will
ease the burden on the local water treatment facilities, all while providing
superior service to our patients.”
“Atlantic General Hospital is a locally-operated facility, with a
deeply-rooted commitment to providing patients with the highest quality
of care and the best customer service,” said Jennifer Stentz, director
of healthcare solutions for Johnson Controls. “This energy savings
program contributes to Atlantic General’s mission of providing quality
care, while extending their concern for good health to the environment
in which we all live.”
About Atlantic General Hospital
Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the
residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset and Sussex Counties since May
1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community,
the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md. combines
old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services.
The hospital and its system of healthcare providers play an invaluable
role in the community, not only providing local access to a wide range
of preventive care and specialized medical services, but employing nearly
700 area residents and funneling more than $34 million a year into the
local economy through payroll and vendor contracts. For more information
about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.
About Johnson Controls
Johnson Controls is a world leader in creating and managing healthcare
environments that measurably improve clinical, financial and operational
performance. With a presence in more than 40 percent of the North American
hospitals, Johnson Controls has expertise in improving patient safety,
workflow, and staff productivity and satisfaction.
Johnson Controls’ team of 140,000 employees creates a more comfortable,
safe and sustainable world through products and services for more than
200 million vehicles, 12 million homes and one million commercial buildings.
For additional information, please visit http://www.johnsoncontrols.com.