Caterpillar Delivers Reliable Power for Essential Life Support at Edward Hospital

Protecting your investment from downtime is important. In a hospital, it is a matter of life or death. Bruce Enders at Edward Hospital & Health Services in Naperville, Illinois needed a backup power system with zero downtime. He also needed to meet very strict local noise ordinances.

Like many businesses, hospitals can’t afford a power outage. Not even for a second. Edward Hospital needed to ensure their patients and critical care equipment were always running — even if an unforeseen situation or natural disaster caused them to lose power.

“It’s really important to have backup power, backup services available,” says Patty Ludwig-Beymer, Vice President and Chief Nursing Office at Edward Hospital. “When the power goes off, for whatever reason, patients need to continue to receive their care. We still need to monitor them, they still may need to be on a ventilator to help them breathe.”

They also needed room for expansion and ongoing local service and support. Their Cat® Dealer Patten Cat helped them meet the challenge.

“We looked at three different types of generators, and Cat came out on top,” says Bruce Enders, Central Plant Engineer at Edward Hospital. “The ease of getting parts and service was one of the reasons we went with Patten.”

Providing a redundant power system that includes two Cat 3516 generator sets with dual silencers helps Edward Hospital concentrate on doing what they do best — saving lives. They have already weathered a major power outage without missing a (heart) beat.

Watch the video to see how Bruce and his local Cat dealer worked together to develop this multi-solution power system for their growing healthcare group. 

Edward administrators talk about how Caterpillar met their healthcare system goals, and why they chose Cat® power systems over other models.

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