Bernhard’s Commitment to ESG Celebrated with 2023 P3 Awards Nomination


Bernhard announced today that its Environment, Social, and Governance (ESG) efforts have garnered a nomination as a finalist for ESG of the Year at the 2023 P3 Awards. The recognition spotlights the company’s commitment to ESG and its mission to advocate for the betterment of humanity and the environment, strengthen local communities, and amplify all voices and perspectives to create a culture of belonging and inclusion.

Founded in 2018, the annual P3 Awards recognize projects, companies, and individuals worldwide that “push the envelope and deliver innovative solutions to difficult problems.” Winners will be announced at the P3 Awards ceremony held at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on Thursday, October 26, 2023.

“At Bernhard, we are in the business of serving others,” said Alyssa Jaksich, Chief of Staff and Head of ESG at Bernhard. “With dedicated commitment, we have made significant strides towards reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, furthering our internal diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and promoting a healthier and more inclusive work environment for our employees.”

Throughout 2022, Bernhard made remarkable progress in incorporating ESG initiatives within its daily operations and workplace culture. Within the last year, the company has:

“I am infinitely proud of the work we accomplished during 2022 in advancing our ESG initiatives forward and achieving notable progress along our journey to become a leader in the energy transition,” said Jaksich. “While celebrating our achievements, we recognize that our ESG journey is ongoing. As we embrace the challenges ahead, we are eager to maintain transparency and drive continuous improvements, ensuring our dedication to a better Bernhard and a more sustainable future remains unwavering.”

Bernhard is now a four-time finalist at the P3 Awards. In 2021, an EaaS partnership between Bernhard and East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika, Ala., was a finalist for the P3 Awards’ Best Social Infrastructure Project of the Year, and in 2022, a 30-year Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) partnership with Tulane University was named a finalist in both the “Best Education and Higher Education Project” and “Best Energy Project” categories.

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Bernhard Leads Infrastructure Design for New Arkansas Cancer Center


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently celebrated the completion of a new Radiation Oncology Center at the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute. Bernhard designed the facilities’ system infrastructure and all clinical portions of this groundbreaking project.

The UAMS Radiation Center features new treatment technology, including the first Philips Spectral Computed Tomography (CT) scanner in the United States and the Proton Center of Arkansas, a collaboration between UAMS, Baptist Health, Arkansas Children’s and Proton International that will begin treating patients in the fall.

“This is the most sophisticated, cutting-edge radiation delivery technology available in the United States,” said Fen Xia, M.D., Ph.D., director of the UAMS Radiation Oncology Center. “Each machine is specialized and designed to treat specific types of cancer in the body.”

The new Radiation Oncology Center includes 58,000 square feet of treatment space built to accommodate three new linear accelerators that customize radiation delivery based on the type and stage of a patient’s cancer.

Bernhard teams began work on this project in the spring of 2020 along with six other consultants and six medical equipment vendors. Due to the highly sophisticated nature of the project, the teams required a heightened level of coordination and detail.

The $65-million facility features the following treatment rooms, which make it a premier cancer treatment facility for Arkansas:

  • One Proton Therapy Treatment Room
  • Four Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Rooms
  • One High Dose Radiography (HDR) Room
  • Two Computerized Tomography (CT) Rooms

“The opening of this facility marks an unprecedented commitment to the future of cancer treatment in Arkansas and the region,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, M.D., MBA. “The innovative therapies and advanced technology available here place UAMS among the top centers worldwide at the forefront of cancer treatment.”

The Radiation Oncology Center is also the only cancer center in Arkansas to offer Ethos Adaptive Therapy, a unique form of X-Ray radiation that adapts to daily changes in a tumor’s shape and position over the course of treatment.

UAMS has been a client of Bernhard for 20 years, and the completion of the Radiation Oncology Center marks another significant accomplishment in the long-standing partnership.

“Success is not just about the result, it’s about the journey we take as a team,” said Alex Halloran, Director of Engineering Design at Bernhard. “The success of this project lies in the collective dedication, ingenuity, and perseverance of every team member. The Bernhard team did a fantastic job of delivering an incredible outcome for a valued client.”