Why are Emergency Fueling Systems Critical for Hospitals?

Why are Emergency Fueling Systems Critical for Hospitals?

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When patient lives are at stake in critical care units and on operating tables, hospitals can’t rely on the energy grid alone to provide electricity and heat service in emergencies. Testing and regular maintenance of backup power and heating systems is not only a best practice, but can also be required by industry codes and accreditation entities.

The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredits over 80% of the hospitals in the US. JCAHO accreditation effectively serves as a condition for reimbursement from insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.

While hospital facility managers and electricians are likely well versed in the JCAHO standards and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) codes that regulate backup power system testing programs, fuel quality testing and tank / fueling equipment maintenance can be overlooked.

As the trusted fueling system contractor for the majority of hospitals in Massachusetts, Petroleum Management Services, Inc. (PMSI) offers a turn-key solution that includes environmental compliance inspections for tanks and leak detection equipment as well as JCAHO-mandated fuel quality testing and treatment.

PMSI’s construction and service departments are also standing by to install, service, and replace tanks / equipment as needed and provide consultation on new system design.

Give us a call today to speak with a specialist (781-245-3305).