Big winners in CUB Energy Saver/Presence Health competition

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Maria Cossiocazares, center, holding plaque, won six months of free electricity in a CUB Energy Saver/Presence Health contest. She says CUB Energy Saver taught her an appreciation of electricity.

Maria Cossiocazares, center, holding letter, won six months of free electricity in a CUB Energy Saver/Presence Health contest.

Maria Cossiocazares and her employer, Presence Holy Family Medical Center of Des Plaines, were big winners in a CUB Energy Saver contest involving 10 Presence Health hospitals.

Presence Holy Family Medical Center beat out nine other hospitals in a competition to see which could recruit the most people to use CUB Energy Saver, our free money-saving online service.

Maria, as a member of the winning team, was randomly selected to win six months of free electricity, up to $900. While she said her family was happy and excited to win, she also learned a lot from CUB Energy Saver.

“CUB Energy Saver made me learn to appreciate every single time I used my electricity,” Maria said.

Presence Holy Family Medical Center recruited 146 CUB Energy Saver members. In second place was Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago, with 129 members, and in third place was Presence Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, with 99 members.

The other seven hospitals involved in the Presence Health Energy Saver Competition include Presence Mercy Medical Center, Aurora; Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago; Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago; Presence Saints Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center, Chicago; Presence Saint Joseph Hospital, Elgin; Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Joliet; and Presence St. Mary’s Hospital, Kankakee.

This year’s competition—a collaboration of Presence Health, The Inspired Workplace, and CUB—is just one part of an ongoing Presence Health green campaign. Last year the hospital system saved $8 million through efficiency improvements.

Congratulations to the members of the Presence Holy Family Medical Center, Des Plaines, and to all the Presence Health participants for improving their energy efficiency. Everybody was a winner in this competition.

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