Radford’s Carilion New River Valley Medical Center was among four Carilion Clinic hospitals that received six awards from the American Society for HealthCare Engineering (ASHE) for improvements in sustainability.
The awards included the Energy to Care Sustainability Champion Award, which recognizes facilities with a strong commitment to lowering energy use and meeting sustainability goals.
ASHE is a professional membership group of the American Hospital Association with the goal of creating safe and efficient health care environments.
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital made up two of the four recipients for this year.
To win this award, facilities had to track energy, water, and greenhouse gas emissions in the Energy to Care dashboard; have an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or above; be an ENERGY STAR certified hospital; have a published sustainability statement, have a designated sustainability champion on staff, and have a designated green team.
Additionally, four Carilion facilities received the 2022 Sustained Performance Award:
Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Carilion New River Valley Medical Center, Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, and Carilion Rockbridge Community Hospital
“Sustainability is all about collaboration. We have so many employees and volunteers who are actively working towards these goals,” said Sara Wohlford, Carilion’s director of sustainability. “Our engineering and maintenance staff are always looking for ways to improve our buildings,” said Wohlford. “This recognition serves as a catalyst and motivation for even more change. It’s so exciting to see our work pay off. But we aren’t stopping here.”