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Celebrating National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week

Crossing Rivers Health is proud to recognize our Maintenance staff for all they do to optimize the health care physical environment during National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week, October 23-29, 2016.

The six members of our Maintenance department staff are essential members of the health care team. They keep our facility operational, safe, and efficient. Because of all they do, there is power; running water; and a clean, comfortable, and safe healing environment for all who walk through our doors. What you may think is ordinary, is truly extraordinary.

In honor of National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week, our Maintenance staff would like to share some fun facts with you:

  • The average home has a 200 amp main breaker. The medical center’s main breaker is 3,000 amp.
  • The water usage in the medical center is 5,700 gallons per day, where the average home uses approximately 200 gallons per day.
  • There are 189 sinks and 80 toilets in the facility.
  • There are 1,493 fire sprinkler heads in the medical center.
  • Your water heater at home stores approximately 50 gallons, the medical center’s water heater stores 2,000 gallons.
  • The medical center’s boiler puts out 12 million BTUs of heat. The gas furnace of an average home puts out 80,000 BTUs.
  • The medical center uses 295,000 kWh of electricity a month. The average home uses 900 kWh.
  • The generator installed at the medical center is 1,250 kW – with 5,000 gallons of diesel fuel, which is enough to run the medical center in an emergency for 96 hours.
  • The average home air conditioning system is around 30,000 BTUs of cooling, the medical center has around 10 million BTUs of cooling.
  • There are 239 air filters throughout the facility that are changed four times per year.
  • In the event of snow or ice, there is approximately 400,000 sq. ft. of parking lots and sidewalk at the medical center and clinic to plow and clean.

Thank you to our entire Maintenance staff for keeping our facilities up and running during National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week, and every week! You are an essential member of the healthcare team because you care and we wouldn’t be able to function without you.