KSHE Update
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
President's Message
By Joe Taylor, KSHE President
Let’s start with some GREAT news. On August 20th, we received notification that once again, KSHE has earned the highest award that can be given to an ASHE Chapter, the designation of Platinum Elite. Last year, only 12 of ASHE’s 54 Chapters earned this prestigious award. KSHE was one of the 12. We don’t yet know how many will receive the award this year, but we do know that once again – KSHE is one of them. For a chapter to receive recognition as Platinum Elite, it must meet the rigorous criteria for Platinum status plus additional criteria, which includes participation in the ASHE Energy to Care Chapter Challenge. Special thanks go out to Christy Fetch, Harshaw Trane – KSHE Sustainability Liaison and to Spencer Hammond, Director of Engineering for Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital – our Board Sustainability Director for their efforts in support of the Energy to Care Chapter Challenge.
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Construction has begun on the Pikeville Medical Center Children's Hospital, with work expected to be completed within 18 months.
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ASHE Update
By Michael Roberts, ASHE Region 3 Board Representative
Hello KSHE and I hope this finds you well. With travel restrictions in place and in-person meetings cancelled indefinitely our print medium, webinars and virtual meetings have become much more important.
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Sustainability Spotlight
By Christy Fetsch, KSHE Vendor Representative – Sustainability
KSHE is honored to announce that the following Kentucky healthcare facilities have qualified for a ASHE 2020 Energy to Care Award. The Energy to Care Award recognizes health care facilities that reduce energy consumption by 10% in a single year or 15% in two years. The program also recognizes previous award winners that reduce energy consumption by 5% in a single year. Congratulations on this great achievement!
• Baptist Health Corbin
• Flaget MOB
• Norton Cancer Institute
• Methodist Hospital
• St. Joe Mt Sterling MOB
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