KINGSPORT – Holston Valley Medical Center is investing $2.1 million in an infrastructure upgrade that will enhance the facility’s energy efficiency and improve the hospital environment for patients and employees.

The hospital is replacing its existing HVAC infrastructure with innovative chilled water systems. The new systems will significantly reduce energy consumption and utility costs for the hospital and will allow staff to better control heating and cooling of the 544-bed facility.

“This considerable investment in our hospital demonstrates our commitment to create the safest and most efficient environment possible,” Holston Valley President Bert Whitaker said. “Maximizing the comfort and safety of our patients and employees is always our overriding concern.”

Energy Systems Group of Johnson City is performing the upgrade. The project will be completed this spring.

“By investing in our hospital infrastructure now, we’re ensuring an energy-efficient future for Holston Valley,” said Jim Moore, Wellmont Health System’s director of facilities. “This project is in perfect keeping with our vision to provide the best healthcare environment possible using the most cost-effective methods.”


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