Baptist Health System
Comprised of six major healthcare facilities in Jacksonville and surrounding counties, Baptist Health System is constantly expanding and upgrading to meet the area’s healthcare needs.
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.
Facility Automation Solutions worked with Baptist Medical Center facilities personnel to implement a solution for existing campus buildings and with the engineering community to add new buildings to the system as they were constructed.
The Multi-Campus Medical Facility Operations utilizes a Schneider Electric EcoStruxure platform to integrate a variety of critical systems into a comprehensive control and monitoring user interface. The system provides building engineers, nurses, management, and even compliance officers with quick access to needed readings and adjustments. With standard browsers, personnel can view specific information appropriate to their access permissions from anywhere on or off campus. In addition, Facility Automation Solutions provides training to the staff; enabling them to handle many situations without assistance.
Now Baptist Medical Staff are able to see where and how effectively energy is used. Managers can compare operational efficiencies, make appropriate purchasing decisions, and develop best practices for a variety of energy consumption and cost improvements. 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.