Mission Health System Electrical Safety

Mission Health System, based in Asheville, North Carolina, is the state’s sixth largest health system with nearly 6,500 employees throughout their 90-acre campus. Mission is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina and JDRM Engineering provides this critical health care system electrical safety services.

Our work began with an Arc Flash Analysis for both the Mission and St. Joseph campuses with a review of the electrical distribution system as required by IEEE-1584.  What started with just the hospital, is now expanding to off-site facilities under the Mission Health System umbrella.

Mission Hospital’s ongoing commitment to electrical safety is exemplary and they truly understand the importance of keeping electrical one-line diagrams current.

Andrew Mickens, JDRM Engineering’s Electrical Safety Department Manager states:

“Mission Health recognizes the importance of keeping their systems up to date.  JDRM is the gatekeeper for maintenance of their Arc Flash Analysis and associated one-line diagrams. Every project goes through us in terms of information changes within their system. Numerous contractors are on-site at any given time and all modifications, whether in-house or by an outside firm or contractor, funnel through JDRM and the Alterations Permitting Process which aids in safety.  Every firm should guard the integrity of their system this way.”

“When maintenance personnel are looking at electrical drawings to troubleshoot problems they MUST have the latest information at their fingertips or lives may be at risk. If the one-lines drawings are not complete or accurate, wrong equipment may be turned off. This is especially critical in a hospital setting where there is absolutely no room for error. Complete and accurate drawings allow maintenance personnel the confidence when making decisions about de-energization.”

Mission Hospital’s commitment to their employees and their electrical safety is supported through JDRM Engineering’s review of all changes, updates to their electrical one-line drawings, and issuance of updated Electrical Safety Labels.

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