Healthcare has been on everyone’s minds lately, for good reason. And if you’ve been on social media recently, you might have seen pictures of cities where stay at home orders have caused dramatic decreases in smog and air pollution. According to the EPA, transportation contributes up to 28% of total greenhouse gas emissions in the United States! Poor air quality can be linked to a number of health issues including asthma, bronchitis, COPD, lung cancer, and stroke. With more people staying inside instead of driving their internal combustion vehicles, the effect on today’s air quality is even more visible.
Because air pollution is so linked to public health, healthcare facilities across the world are making sustainability a priority. Here are some of the ways that leading hospitals use SemaConnect smart charging stations to reduce emissions and promote clean air in their communities.
A national leader in healthcare, Kaiser Permanente started installing electric vehicle charging stations at its medical centers in 2014. After their initial installation at the Vacaville Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente now has over 500 SemaConnect stations at over 50 locations across the country. With stations open to hospital staff and patients, Kaiser Permanente is truly working towards clean air and preventative healthcare for the next generation.
Boca Raton Regional Hospital
After California, Florida is one of the largest markets for electric vehicles today. When planning its new parking facility last year, the Boca Raton Regional Hospital decided to elevate its amenities with 24 SemaConnect stations on four parking levels. The brand new stations at the Schmidt Parking Garage were just installed in February, and they are already supporting doctors and patients visiting the hospital.
City of Hope National Medical Center
The City of Hope National Medical Center, located in Duarte, California is a leading cancer hospital and research center that focuses on chronic conditions. For this reason, the medical center has more than 50 SemaConnect EV charging stations installed in a staff parking lot. City of Hope’s smart charging stations not only supports hardworking staff members who drive electric vehicles, but also reduces emissions in the community and improves patient health.
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Johns Hopkins Medicine has installed SemaConnect at several university buildings in Baltimore, Maryland. The Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center has 28 charging stations that are installed in employee parking lots. By supporting electric vehicles at its facilities, Johns Hopkins supports community health, reduces emissions, and serves its healthy missions in Baltimore.
For many healthcare facilities, healthy living and sustainable lifestyles are essential to patient care. Click here to learn more about why healthcare facilities are choosing to install electric vehicle charging stations to reduce local emissions.