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St. Francis Hospital & Health Services
2016 S. Main Street
Maryville, MO 64468
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Our facility is comprised of a 150,000 square-foot hospital building that was built in 1968. After meeting with ENERGY STAR representatives at a conference in 2002, we realized that by implementing energy performance improvements, financial savings could be generated and used for other important purchases that improve patient services. Savings from even small changes can go back into the hospital budget for other important purchases that will improve patient care. With this in mind, we initially benchmarked our hospital and received a rating of 51. Shortly thereafter, we embarked upon a methodical review of the building's systems to pinpoint the best opportunities for potential efficiency improvements. We evaluated every system as well as the benefits that could result from upgrades, including dollar savings and patient comfort.

With detailed information about the benefits of system upgrades in hand, we briefed our upper management and obtained their buy-in on upgrade plans.

Once we received permission we began to implement the upgrades, system by system. We tracked all energy data using EPA's portfolio manager tool.

Some of the upgrades we made included the following:

In addition, we made operational changes to encourage energy-efficient practices. We put in place a policy requiring that all new purchases bear the ENERGY STAR label. As a result of these upgrades we slashed the hospital's gas bill in half and its electricity bill by 17%. We also increased our benchmark rating to a 91 within one year!

Yet, despite the comprehensive review of building systems and upgrades, there is still more that can be done. We are looking to improve the hospital's air handling system and other energy- efficient improvements, as we prepare to build a new hospital wing and expand the surgery ward to further our mission of providing exceptional health care services.

Communications:

To further capitalize on these successes, we promoted the fact that St. Francis Hospital && Health Services was the first hospital in Missouri to receive the ENERGY STAR label by sharing information about the upgrades and related benefits with hospital staff and community. Staff members were briefed on the benefits of the upgrades to the hospital and to patient care at monthly meetings. An event held at the hospital in October, 2003, articles in the local newspaper as well as the hospital's newsletter, Heartbeat, spread the word about the upgrades and related benefits to a wider audience.

Testimonial:

"ENERGY STAR provided us with the information and tools we needed to complete this project. From evaluating the best opportunities for improvement to explaining the benefits to upper-management to communicating our successes, ENERGY STAR provided help every step of the way. We are very proud to have earned the ENERGY STAR label and to receive this recognition for our hard work. More importantly, we are happy that we were able to reduce our impact on the environment while freeing up money for improving patient care." -- Gary Thompson, Building Operations Director, St. Francis Hospital and Health Services


Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by St. Francis Hospital and Health Services or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

Building Owner:*
St. Francis Hospital and Health Services

Property Manager:*
St. Francis Hospital and Health Services

Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2003 (92)
2006 (85)

Facility Type: Hospital (General Medical & Surgical)

Total Floorspace: 224961 sf

Year Constructed: 1968

Contract Type: Performance Contract
Financing Type: Internal Capital

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant
   Other Technologies/Strategies

For More Info:
Gary Thompson
Building Operations Dir.
Maryville, MO 64468
660-562-7929
gary_thompson@ssmhc.com