Eaton Wins $16M Contract to Help Energize New University of Michigan Hospital

Apr 27, 2023 11:50 AM ET
  • Latest addition to academic medical complex will expand regional healthcare capacity 
  • Eaton energy infrastructure provides power backbone in facility’s pursuit for LEED Platinum certification

PITTSBURGH, April 27, 2023 /3BL Media/ - Intelligent power management company Eaton today announced a new contract to help design and construct the essential electrical system for the University of Michigan’s new hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Eaton is providing a wide range of intelligent electrical equipment and turnkey engineering services to establish a foundation of safe, resilient and sustainable power at the D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion at University of Michigan Health. 

The new 264-bed adult inpatient facility is scheduled to open in the fall of 2025 and will help alleviate growing patient demand at the organization’s primary medical facility in Ann Arbor. According to the university, the 12-story, 690,000 square-foot facility is also on track in its pursuit to achieve the LEED Platinum certification for sustainable health care design and includes flexible energy systems ready for the future transition to renewable energy sources. 

“Essential electrical systems are the heartbeat of any healthcare operation,” said Justin Carron, healthcare segment director at Eaton. “We’re thrilled to help University of Michigan Health meet its evolving healthcare needs with an approach that prioritizes electrical resilience and a low-carbon future – so the university can continue to focus on providing what matters most: quality patient care.”

Eaton is helping University of Michigan Health ensure its facility has the power it needs, when it needs it, by providing advanced power distribution equipment, innovative back-up power protection solutions, turnkey project support, and training for facility operations and maintenance staff. The project includes an Eaton engineered utility substation, more than 100 factory-assembled Integrated Facility Systems switchboards to minimize valuable footprint and installation time, and Eaton Arc Quenching Switchgear that drastically reduces incident energy to preserve critical uptime and advance safety. 

Eaton is the first in its industry to join the health sector climate pledge. Learn more about how Eaton is powering the future of healthcare

Eaton is an intelligent power management company dedicated to improving the quality of life and protecting the environment for people everywhere. We are guided by our commitment to do business right, to operate sustainably and to help our customers manage power ─ today and well into the future. By capitalizing on the global growth trends of electrification and digitalization, we’re accelerating the planet’s transition to renewable energy, helping to solve the world’s most urgent power management challenges, and doing what’s best for our stakeholders and all of society.

Founded in 1911, Eaton is marking its 100th anniversary of being listed on the New York Stock Exchange. We reported revenues of $20.8 billion in 2022 and serve customers in more than 170 countries. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.


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