By Garth Stevens, PE

Most people don’t think too much about the essential electrical systems that must be maintained to keep things running smoothly in healthcare facilities until they or a loved one needs medical help. Even then, they expect everything to function properly, keeping them healthy and comfortable until they are again on their way.

Yet engineers, contractors, architects, and maintenance professionals associated with healthcare are acutely aware of the myriad of HVAC, plumbing, communications, and electrical systems that must perform properly to ensure an environment where medical personnel can successfully work their healing arts. The electrical power system is just one of those vital systems.