Huntington Beach, CA, October 16, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is proud to announce that the Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach is the first health care building in the city to receive LEED silver certification, a designation that identifies the health center as a leading example of sustainable design.
LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a construction rating system developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, which awarded the Center a silver certification under the Building Design and Construction Rating System in the Core & Shell category.
“LEED certification identifies Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach as a showcase example of sustainable design and demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry,” S. Richard Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chairman of U.S. Green Building Council said in a written statement.
“Hoag has long been a medical leader and innovator in Orange County. With this designation, we are proud to say we continue to lead by designing medical facilities that are committed to the wellbeing of the entire community – including its environmental health,” said Robert T. Braithwaite, president and CEO of Hoag.
Based on such rigorous criteria as sustainability, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, materials and resource, indoor environmental quality and innovation in design, LEED certification puts Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach among the most efficient, high-performing buildings in the world. It also joins a growing list of Hoag’s LEED certified buildings including Hoag Hospital Irvine, the Judy & Richard Voltmer Sleep Center at Hoag and the Joan & Andy Fimiano Emergency Pavilion at Hoag Hospital Newport Beach.
“Community clinics bring state-of-the-art health care to patients right where they live. By being good stewards of resources such as energy and water in our facilities, we feel we can further care for patients by helping to improve the environment in which they live,” said Sanford Smith, senior vice president of real estate, facilities, construction and operations at Hoag. “Our pursuit of LEED certification speaks to our commitment to be conscious of our community’s wellbeing in everything we do.”
In addition to its sustainable design, the newly expanded Hoag Health Center - Huntington Beach is double the size of the previous building, encompassing a 100,000-square-foot facility that better serves the beach city’s residents with a growing number of physicians, improved diagnostics, breast imaging and a range of other services and specialties.
The new design includes:
- Bicycle storage and fuel-efficient vehicle parking areas (To encourage alternative modes of transportation, staff showers and changing rooms are provided)
- Energy-saving LED lighting
- Rain water-irrigated landscaping
- A heat reflective roof to reduce energy costs and ample shaded areas
About Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Hoag is an approximately $1 billion nonprofit, regional health care delivery network in Orange County, California, that treats more than 24,000 inpatients and 362,000 outpatients annually. Hoag consists of two acute-care hospitals, six health centers, and six urgent care centers. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, which has served Orange County since 1952, and Hoag Hospital Irvine, which opened in 2010, are designated Magnet hospitals by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Hoag offers a comprehensive blend of health care services that includes five institutes providing specialized services in the following areas: cancer, heart and vascular, neurosciences, women’s health, and orthopedics through Hoag’s affiliate, Hoag Orthopedic Institute. In 2013, Hoag entered into an alliance with St. Joseph Health to further expand health care services in the Orange County community, known as St. Joseph Hoag Health. Hoag has been named one of the Best Regional Hospitals in the U.S. News & World Report Metro Edition. National Research Corporation has endorsed Hoag as Orange County’s most preferred hospital for the past 18 consecutive years and, for an unprecedented 19 years, residents of Orange County have chosen Hoag as one of the county’s best hospitals in a local newspaper survey. Visit www.hoag.org for more information.