Mease Dunedin Hospital Earns Second ENERGY STAR for Superior Energy Efficiency|
DUNEDIN, Fla. (December 1, 2011) – Mease Dunedin Hospital continues to rank among leading facilities nationwide recognized for superior energy efficiency, earning it the prestigious ENERGY STAR for the second consecutive year.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy that is designed to minimize energy consumption, cut costs and reduce impact on the environment through voluntary energy-efficient products and practices. ENERGY STAR’s ability to help businesses, organizations and consumers across the country reduce energy consumption and costs in 2010 was estimated at $18 billion.
“Earning a second ENERGY STAR rating is a significant achievement because it validates that these efforts are successfully in helping to manage our resources, while also benefiting the environment through better conservation practices,” said Lou Galdieri, chief operating officer for Mease Dunedin. “We are committed to continuing these efforts while also maintaining the highest quality of patient care possible.”
To earn the ENERGY STAR, Mease Dunedin took the following actions:
- Installed Power Logic electric sub meters which allow staff to monitor, analyze and react to energy consumption
- Created custom programs in our building automation system to optimize the heating and cooling equipment while providing a comfortable environment
- Educate team members to be aware and diligent about turning off computers, printers and non-essential equipment when not in use
- Maintaining and improving operation of energy plant equipment including a preventative maintenance program
ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. For more information about ENERGY STAR visit www.energystar.gov/buildings.
About Mease Dunedin Hospital
Established in 1937, Mease Dunedin Hospital is a 143-bed facility committed to improving the health of everyone it serves. The hospital is awarded Magnet Designation for the second time by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, the most prestigious national recognition of excellence in nursing care. Mease Dunedin was recognized as an industry leader in congestive heart care when it received the Premier Award for Quality from Premier Healthcare Informatics, a national alliance of not-for-profit hospitals and health care systems. Other recent designations include receiving The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Spine Care and its Primary Stroke Center. Mease Dunedin Hospital is located at 601 Main St., Dunedin, Fla., (727) 733-1111.
About BayCare Health System
BayCare Health System is a leading community-based health system in the Tampa Bay area. Composed of a network of 10 not-for-profit hospitals, outpatient facilities and services such as imaging, lab, behavioral health and home health care, BayCare provides expert medical care throughout a patient’s lifetime. With more than 200 access points conveniently located throughout Tampa Bay, BayCare connects patients to a complete range of preventive, diagnostic and treatment services for any health care need.
BayCare’s family of hospitals are: Mease Countryside, Mease Dunedin, Morton Plant, Morton Plant North Bay, St. Anthony’s, St. Joseph’s, St. Joseph’s Children’s, St. Joseph’s Hospital-North, St. Joseph’s Women’s, and South Florida Baptist. For more information, visit BayCare on the Web at www.BayCare.org.
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