Columbia Pipeline Group and Contractor Services Inc. of West Virginia have donated a $50,000 reconditioned natural gas generator to Roane General Hospital to provide the facility with back-up power in case of an emergency.
The 350-kilowatt standby generator will provide back-up power for critical hospital systems, including communications, medical equipment, ventilation and other health care tools.
"We saw the effects of the derecho last summer and the hardship it placed on Roane County and recognized the need to ensure a reliable source of power to our local health care facility," said J. Scott Freshwater, president of Contractor Services Inc.
"Donations like these to good community providers in West Virginia hopefully will make a real difference in the things that matter most, like high-quality healthcare," said Shawn Patterson, Columbia's president of operations and project delivery.
Columbia partnered with Contractor Services, an energy and environmental contracting group, to restore the standby unit. Contractor Services will also assist Roane General facilities personnel with the installation.