Thanks to a TransAlta Centralia Coal Transition Grant of $238,036 awarded to Providence Health Care Foundation, earlier this year Providence Centralia Hospital implemented the state’s largest hospital solar panel array. Located on the C Building rooftop, this renewable and clean energy collects 94,000 kilowatt hours of power helping to offset the hospital’s energy costs by approximately $10,000 a year and providing 2% savings on total energy consumption for the hospital. Power generated by the solar panels flows directly into the hospital’s power grid, powering the buildings. The solar panels have an approximate lifespan of 25-years which could result in approximately $442,391 in cost savings. 

In 2019, Providence Centralia Hospital and Providence St. Peter Hospital won the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award which recognizes superior performance in environmental sustainability, covering a range of different sustainability programs and activities.