Providence Hospital Completes Chiller Plant Project
September 9, 2014 8:51 pm
September 9, 2014 Mobile, Alabama—Providence Hospital today announced the completion of a chiller plant project which is expected to reduce the west Mobile facility’s energy use by 20 percent, according to hospital leaders.
“This facility is capable of cooling 450 mid-sized homes on a hot day . . . or one Providence Hospital,” said Robert “Bob” Thompson, BSE, CHFM, BOC, Providence director of facilities, plant operations and grounds. “It uses three 750-ton chillers with four towers that cool water to 42 degrees, feeding 24 air handlers throughout the hospital and the ambulatory building,” Thompson said.
Advanced technology in the plant automates monitoring of the heating load in the building and controls chilled water delivery. This will save Providence approximately 20 percent on monthly utility costs.
“As with our ongoing project to reconfigure lighting in our facilities, this new chiller plant is part of Providence’s commitment to being a good steward of our environment and resources, while managing health care costs,” said Clark Christianson, president and CEO of Providence Health System.
About Providence Hospital
Providence Hospital, a 349-bed facility, cares for more than 15,000 inpatients and 150,000 outpatients each year. Specialized services offered at Providence include cancer care, open-heart surgery, obstetrics, ophthalmic surgery, orthopedics, neurosciences, a freestanding rehabilitation and wellness center and an Outpatient Center with dedicated outpatient diagnostic services and surgical suites. Providence Health System, the parent corporation of Providence Hospital, is a member of Ascension Health, the nation’s largest non-profit and largest Catholic health system.