FACILITY AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

Healthcare

Baptist Health System, Jacksonville, Fla.

Comprised of five major healthcare facilities in Jacksonville and Nassau County, Baptist Health System is constantly expanding and upgrading to meet the area’s healthcare needs.

Baptist Medical Center

OBJECTIVE

Baptist Health has been on a path of continuous expansion for decades. To help manage its building systems more effectively, it partnered with Facility Automation Solutions in 1992 to create what has grown into one of North Florida’s largest centralized automation control and security access systems. Recently, the Facilities Department at Baptist Medical Center, the system’s downtown flagship hospital, wanted to manage its central energy plant more strategically.

SOLUTION

Baptist Medical System Patterns and Trends

Facility Automation Solutions has helped Baptist Health achieve its goals in several ways. To provide macro-level monitoring capabilities of the central energy plant, which produces electricity, steam, and chilled water, we implemented a solution that feeds data from the plant’s Andover controllers and from plant equipment directly into a Web server. This data, along with a Web site specifically designed to monitor and plot trend points, gives managers all of the information they need to monitor and reduce energy consumption while still maintaining a high-quality healthcare environment for patients and staff.

Baptist Hospital South

In addition, we support the Baptist Health Facilities Department’s well-trained and knowledgeable staff with expertise to solve large, complex problems as they arise by customizing their automation and security systems to meet specific needs. We have consulted on many systems projects and upgrades over the course of our ongoing relationship.

RESULTS

By being able to see where and how efficiently energy is being used, managers can make operational and purchasing decisions and develop best practices for a variety of energy consumption and cost situations. The result has been significantly improved energy cost and efficiency.

Through Facility Automation Solutions’ ongoing support of the entire Baptist Health System, we provide the facilities team with the confidence of knowing that our expertise in solving difficult challenges is always available.

Baptist Medical Center | Energy Complex | Chilled Water System

Project Details

Campuses Integrated

  • Baptist Medical Center – Downtown
  • Baptist Medical Center – Beaches
  • Baptist Medical Center – South
  • Baptist Medical Center – Nassau
  • Baptist Health Information Systems Data Center

Network — Baptist Health Ethernet WAN to all campuses

Equipment Installed

  • More than 4,000 DDC Controllers for HVAC and monitoring
  • Access Controls for over 150 doors and parking gates

Applications Provided

  • Andover Continuum for HVAC and Access Control
  • eDrive for integration of plant equipment
  • eDrive for integration of Siemens Apogee controls

Remote Access — Remote access and alarm notification through SentryLogic.com