CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital Receives Prestigious ENERGY STAR Designation

Alexandria, Louisiana – CHRISTUS Health is excited to announce CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Health System has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the hospital performs in the top 25-percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency. CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital is the first CHRISTUS Health hospital to be named an ENERGY STAR.

CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital is almost 1 million square feet and has 241 patient rooms. It is also the only hospital in Central Louisiana to have earned this EPA recognition in 2021. ENERGY STAR scores for hospitals are generated when energy use prediction for a building is compared to its actual energy use. It is scored by the EPA and given a 1 to 100 percentile ranking of performance, relative to the national population.

“CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital is more energy efficient than 75 percent of similar properties nationwide,” said Lance Mendiola, System Vice President, Facilities Management and Construction, CHRISTUS Health. “The CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini team should be so very proud of this accomplishment and their dedication to being good stewards of our facility, the environment and energy resources.”

Environmental stewardship is something that closely aligns to CHRISTUS Health in Louisiana and its identity. Preserving the Earth’s resources is foundational to Catholic social teachings, and a priority for CHRISTUS Health’s sponsoring congregations: The Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word San Antonio and Houston and the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth.

“As a healthcare leader in Central Louisiana, sustainability is a priority as we work to provide patient care each day. I am very proud of our team for putting the measures in place to help with energy cost savings but I’m most proud that we are continuing to reduce our carbon footprint by investing to make our community healthier and cleaner,” said Monte Wilson, President and Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.

The CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Facilities team has worked rigorously to manage energy across the campus by making cost-effective improvements including implementation of retro-commissioning with HVAC systems, LED lighting retrofits, occupancy sensor light switches and continuous monitoring of energy consumption for potential reductions. For more information on CHRISTUS St. Frances Cabrini Hospital’s ENGERY STAR designation, visit https://www.energystar.gov/buildings/reference/find-energy-star-certified-buildings-and-plants/registry-energy-star-certified-buildings/b_4573937.