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Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 3

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals
– Part 3

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The Questions
Cost, of course, is a big issue for hospitals today. The healthcare industry hasn’t suffered quite as much as have others during the country’s economic slowdown. But revenues are still down at many hospitals.

Consumers can’t ignore a broken leg, of course. They’ll still need treatment for that. But they  … Read More

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 2

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals
– Part 2

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The Benefits
Abington Memorial already had 13 standby generators for emergency power, Szatkowski says. But the hospital couldn’t use those generators to produce its own power. Instead, the hospital was buying all of its power from the public grid.

This was expensive. The hospital had already hired an engineering firm to recommend  … Read More

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 1

Bringing Onsite Power to Hospitals – Part 1

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The $10 million investment made sense, and would bring huge yearly energy savings to Abington Memorial Hospital in Abington, PA.

And fortunately for Richard Szatkowski, corporate director of plant operations for the hospital, the members of his board of directors felt the same way. And because of that, the hospital last  … Read More



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