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Atlantic General Hospital Signs Energy Conservation Contract

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 energy reduction.

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

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