Crouse Hospital Expecting to Save Thousands of Dollars

Oswego, NY – Officials announced Thursday Crouse Health Hospital in Syracuse will receive an award of more than $300,000 to fund a lighting project that will save the hospital $100,000 a year in energy costs.

The money is coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, also known as the stimulus bill.

"So this is clearly good for the environment, it's good for Crouse. All health care organizations are being challenged with reducing our costs, so this is a total win, win situation," says Crouse President Paul Kronenberg.

The hospital will replace less efficient light bulbs and fixtures with more energy efficient lighting. It will replace 4,000 light fixtures and 8,000 light bulbs.