Installation of the Month (January 2021): Barlow Respiratory Hospital

January 20, 2021 5:21 pm

While 2021 brings hope and promise for greater widespread adoption of electric mobility, a quick glance at our portfolio reminds us of all the headway we’ve already made toward that end. Last year, we seized on positive customer sentiment and abundant fiscal opportunities in the green energy space, allowing us to become one of the top installers of EV charging infrastructure in the State of California (with 500+ installations completed and counting). As such, we thought it might be worthwhile to share some of these installations with you – a new success story each month – so that you can see firsthand the favorable strides we’re making toward a carbon-neutral future.

This month, we feature Barlow Respiratory Hospital, located at 2000 Stadium Way in the vibrant Elysian Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. See it here:

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Barlow+Respiratory+Hospital/@34.0757094,-118.2481853,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2afb71f5d68ae17f!8m2!3d34.0757094!4d-118.2481853).

The historic property, originally built in 1927, is a 49-bed, not-for-profit, long-term acute care facility that has won numerous awards for its service, including 3-time recipient of the prestigious AARC Quality Respiratory Care Award and the only medical establishment in the Western US to earn the Passy-Muir Center of Excellence distinction. Barlow specializes in treating a diverse range of respiratory issues like pulmonary fibrosis, bacterial pneumonia, acute respiratory failure and acute respiratory distress syndrome as well as other related conditions like multi-organ failure and wound care. Learn more about them here:

https://www.barlowhospital.org/

We were naturally thrilled when the hospital asked us to install two 50 kWh DC fast chargers in their outdoor parking lot to satisfy the needs of patients and visitors with EVs. Their close proximity to places like Dodger Stadium, Chavez Ravine Arboretum, Angel’s Point, downtown LA and all its surrounding neighborhoods make it convenient for many local EV drivers while also serving as a bellwether of progress in an area that has been dominated by ICE vehicles for decades. Sometimes lengthy wait times or procedures mean that patients and visitors can rest assured knowing their EV will be fully charged when they leave, with a notification sent to their phone through the proprietary EVCS app once their charging is complete.

We now hope that as hospitals in the area begin to recognize the value of electrified transportation – from smog reduction to cost savings to greater efficiency – we’ll also start to see a conversion to electric ambulances and other emergency vehicles, which would naturally require additional installations. We expect government facilities (LA County operates four hospitals and 19 health centers) to lead the way here. The quality of the Barlow installation was already one of the contributing factors that led EVCS to secure a contract with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to install charging infrastructure at city-owned public parking facilities, so other government-run entities like medical centers is just a small leap.

Thanks again to our wonderful customer, Barlow Respiratory Hospital, for putting your faith in us to handle your installation and for helping not only advance the cause of healthier patients, but also a healthier planet!

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