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DOE Deploys Energy Saving Team to VA Hospital in South Carolina
A federal Energy Saving Team visited a Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina, on December 13th to identify low-cost and no-cost measures to save energy and money. The no-cost energy assessment is part of DOE's "Easy Ways to Save Energy" campaign, which in the coming months will send Energy Saving Teams to the 30 largest federal facilities and the top 200 energy-intensive manufacturing facilities in the United States. See the DOE press release.
The Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center is a primary, secondary, and tertiary referral medical center, providing acute medical, surgical and psychiatry inpatient care as well as primary care and specialized outpatient services. Currently, there are 87 acute care beds and 28 nursing home care unit beds. The primary service area extends from north of Myrtle Beach down to the surrounding counties of Savannah, Georgia. See the VA Web site.