As the world faces the urgent need to address climate change, properties across all industries are exploring ways to serve the growing number of electric vehicle (EV) drivers and promote sustainable practices. Hospitals, as vital parts of our communities, have a unique role to play in the transition toward electrified transportation. The integration of electric vehicle charging infrastructure at healthcare facilities is not only a practical step toward sustainability but can also be a key component of patient care, employee retention, community engagement, and long-term financial viability.
1. Patient-Centered Care and Convenience
By providing EV charging stations, healthcare facilities demonstrate their commitment to patient-centered care. Patients and their families who own electric vehicles often face challenges in finding charging stations while seeking medical treatment or visiting loved ones. Reliable and easy-to-use EV charging stations on site ensures that patients can conveniently charge their vehicles during their stay, easing the burden on patients and their families.
2. Employee Satisfaction and Retention
The healthcare sector relies heavily on dedicated medical professionals who work tirelessly to provide quality care. Providing EV charging stations for healthcare staff sends a clear message: the hospital values their well-being and is invested in their efforts toward a more sustainable future. This commitment can increase job satisfaction, leading to higher retention rates and making the hospital a more attractive workplace for prospective employees.
3. Cost Savings and Revenue Generation
While the initial investment in EV charging infrastructure might seem significant, hospitals stand to gain long-term financial benefits. Hospitals can generate revenue by offering charging services to patients, visitors, and the general public. These funds can be reinvested into patient care, medical research, or other critical hospital initiatives. Additionally, the operational cost of electric vehicles is lower compared to traditional internal combustion engine vehicles, offering hospitals potential savings on transportation expenses for hospital-owned vehicles.
4. Community Engagement and Education
Hospitals are more than just medical facilities – they are important parts of the communities they serve. By incorporating EV charging infrastructure, hospitals create a platform for community engagement and education. The presence of charging stations can spark conversations about sustainable transportation, encouraging patients, visitors, and staff to consider the potential impact of switching to an EV. Hospitals can also organize workshops and events to educate the community about the benefits of electric vehicles and clean energy.
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Fast, reliable charging for drivers
We provide EV drivers fast, reliable charging through our network of Level 2 and Level 3 charging stations. Our 98%+ network availability ensures drivers come back to a fully charged car and our 24/7/365 support allows us to help at every turn along the way.
Easy turnkey installation for facility owners and managers
Add value, not work, with our turnkey solution. Our in-house teams provide properties with end-to-end project management, installation, and ongoing operations and support. We’ll even do all the rebate paperwork and applications for you. Reach out to our team of EV infrastructure experts for a free installation evaluation.