Bernhard and Maury Regional Medical Center have agreed to an innovative 25-year Energy-as-a-Service partnership to act as the catalyst for Maury’s groundbreaking $115-million facility improvement plan to enhance patient care and experience.
“Each day our hospital honors an everlasting promise to our community to provide the absolute best in state-of-the-art health care,” said Charlie Brinkley, Maury Regional Health CAO. “Bernhard’s unmatched history in energy solutions makes them the perfect partner as we upgrade and expand our facility infrastructure to provide advanced, comprehensive care close to home for the families of Southern Middle Tennessee.”
Throughout the length of the partnership, Bernhard will manage Maury’s complete energy portfolio with facilities spanning over 600,000 square feet. Bernhard will implement $17 million of infrastructure improvements, including technology modernization and energy optimization, resulting in 39% guaranteed energy savings for the hospital. Bernhard teams will upgrade and replace energy assets throughout the facility including air handlers, controls, and ventilation to increase reliability, maximize performance, and reduce operating costs.
Bernhard’s EaaS structure provides Maury with seed capital to begin its first major construction project in 20 years to support growing service lines, offer additional services, and expand facilities to meet the changing needs of its community.
As the first EaaS project in the Tennessee healthcare sector, the Maury Regional-Bernhard partnership marks a historical moment. Bernhard joined the Tennessee Hospital Association’s THA Center for Innovative Solutions (TCIS) in 2019 as their chosen Energy-as-a-Service provider for its member hospitals.
“At our core, TCIS is all about relationships,” said Anne Brandner, Senior Vice President at TCIS. “Being able to connect Maury Regional Medical Center with an invaluable strategic partner like Bernhard and the most sophisticated energy solutions in the market empowers Maury Regional Medical Center to achieve their core mission of delivering clinical excellence and compassionate care.”
Bernhard’s turnkey solutions provide the hospital with the benefits of efficient and reliable energy without the need to directly manage energy production and use. This transfer of operations and maintenance allows Maury to shift focus and resources wholly to its mission-critical healthcare services.
“Bernhard was built on empowering our clients through innovative energy solutions,” said Jimmy Veteto, Vice President of Business Development at Bernhard. “We are proud to partner with Maury Regional Medical Center to provide Energy-as-a-Service solutions that promote its core mission and allow for the acceleration of an expansive renovation plan bettering patient care in Tennessee for years to come.”