Hospital project had energy, patient care goals
The HVAC construction technology from Johnson Controls used at Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis doesn’t just ensure patients stay comfortable.
It also helps improve their care.
That’s according to officials with the HVAC market company, who say the integrated systems used at 1.2 million-square-foot, 315-bed facility have saved energy and money, and ensured that the estimated 19,000 patients who stay at the hospital annually are as comfortable as they can be.
“Patients are familiar with X-rays and stethoscopes during a visit to the doctor, but rarely consider that behind those hospital walls is a complex web of systems that work together to help doctors and nurses provide care,” said Johnson Controls’ director of health-care integration, Brendon Buckley. “Building technologies play an important role in delivering better health care at a lower cost.”
The technologies used in patents’ rooms, such as HVAC controls, ensure safety and comfort, and lower operating costs, hospital officials added. The hospital is hoping to be awarded a silver designation from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design rating system.
“Our nurses and doctors need the right information at the right time to provide the best care possible for our patients,” said Lee Ann Blue, chief nursing officer and executive vice present of patient care services at Eskenazi Health. “This new facility is designed to give our clinicians the technologies and resources they need to treat patients safely and effectively.”