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Texas Health Cleburne Receives Working for Clean Air Award
11/16/2009

CLEBURNE, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne has received the 2009 Working for Clean AirTM award.

As part of Texas Health Resources' system-wide goal to reduce its carbon footprint, Texas Health Cleburne conducted a detailed energy audit in October 2008 to identify possible energy conservation measures. As a result of the audit, Texas Health Cleburne reduced energy usage by:

  • Modernizing the chilled water plant
  • Replacing the operating room air handling unit
  • Upgrading lighting to eliminate less efficient lamps

"We realized that we could make some changes that would improve our energy efficiency and help us take better care of the environment," said Ron Coulter, director of engineering at Texas Health Cleburne.

By taking these energy conservation measures, Texas Health Cleburne has reduced the hospital's carbon footprint by 16.7 percent.

"We're proud to be recognized for our commitment to energy conservation and consider this one more way that we are working to improve the health of our community," said Blake Kretz, FACHE, president of Texas Health Cleburne.

The award is sponsored by the North Texas Clean Air Coalition, a non-profit organization which encourages voluntary efforts to improve air quality in North Texas through educating, engaging and recognizing the business community.

About Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne is a 137-bed acute-care, full-service hospital that has served Cleburne and the Johnson County area since 1986. The hospital’s services include surgery, women’s services, urology, orthopedics and ear, nose and throat care. Texas Health Cleburne, an affiliate of the faith-based, nonprofit Texas Health Resources system, has been recognized with the 2007 Premier/Carescience Select Practice National Quality Award. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org/Cleburne.

About Texas Health Resources
Texas Health Resources is one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health care delivery systems in the United States and the largest in North Texas in terms of patients served. Texas Health’s system of 14 hospitals includes Texas Health Harris Methodist, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, and Texas Health Presbyterian, and an organization for medical research and education. Texas Health Organization for Physicians and Texas Health Physicians Group provide a variety of models for engagement with physicians. Texas Health Partners is a joint venture development and management company owned by Texas Health Resources. Texas Health MedSynergies is a joint venture that offers physicians a range of office management and other business services to support their practices. Texas Health is a corporate member or partner in six additional hospitals and surgery centers. For more information, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit TexasHealth.org.

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