SMYRNA, Tenn.  (November 8, 2012) —TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center has installed six electric vehicle charging stations for visitors, staff and physicians.  The charging stations are conveniently located in the main parking area with easy access to both the hospital and the physician’s building.  The new facility charging stations are part of the EV Project, a federally funded deployment of electric vehicles and charging infrastructure.

“We considered the installation of the electric vehicle charging stations to be an expansion of our existing environmental sustainability program,” said Zach McCluskey, COO at TriStar StoneCrest.  “We have focused initiatives on recycling and waste reduction to minimize our impact on the environment.”  “In fact, we’re recycling 85% of the waste generated from the construction of our new neonatal intensive care unit.

The charging stations are quickly being utilized.  Dr. Juris Shibayama, orthopaedic spine surgeon at TriStar StoneCrest, said, “The hospital installing charging stations eliminated an obstacle to my use of the electric vehicle.”  “I am proud that I’ve been able to help lead the way for the electric car movement.”

Dr. Shibayama feels his efforts to raise awareness about the benefits of the electric vehicle may encourage others to transition to electric.  He hopes this will eventually result in environmental improvements and local economic growth when the car is manufactured in Smyrna.  

For more information on the electric vehicle charging stations at TriStar StoneCrest Medical Center, call 615-768-2000.