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Port Huron, MI – January 11, 2024 – Lake Huron Medical Center (LHMC) is pleased to announce that it has received a substantial rebate from SEMCO Energy Gas Company’s Energy Waste Reduction Program. This rebate recognizes the medical center’s commitment to reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainability.

The rebate was awarded to Lake Huron Medical Center for upgrading its boiler controls as part of its ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. The new boiler controls incorporate advanced technology that not only decreases energy consumption but also enhances the overall performance and reliability of the medical center’s heating system.

SEMCO’s Commercial and Industrial EWR Program offers rebates and technical assistance to commercial customers to help them upgrade to higher efficiency equipment. Rebates are available for both prescriptive and custom projects to make businesses a safer, more efficient, more comfortable, and more productive place to work.

“We are thrilled to receive this rebate from SEMCO Energy Gas Company’s Energy Waste Reduction Program,” said Ken Dawes, Facilities Director at Lake Huron Medical Center. “By investing in the upgrade of our boiler controls, we are not only reducing our environmental impact but also ensuring the comfort and safety of our patients and staff.”

Lake Huron Medical Center’s commitment to sustainability extends beyond the boiler controls upgrade. The medical center has implemented various initiatives to reduce waste, conserve water, and promote recycling. These efforts align with the organization’s mission to provide high-quality healthcare while minimizing its environmental impact.

“We are proud to partner with SEMCO Energy Gas Company in our sustainability journey,” added Jose Kottoor, CEO of Lake Huron Medical Center. “By investing in energy-efficient technologies, we not only contribute to a greener future but also demonstrate our dedication to providing the best possible care for our patients.”

Lake Huron Medical Center’s boiler controls upgrade is a testament to the organization’s commitment to innovation and sustainability. The rebate received from SEMCO Energy Gas Company’s Energy Waste Reduction Program will further support the medical center’s ongoing efforts to reduce energy waste.

About SEMCO Energy Gas Company: SEMCO Energy Gas Company is a regulated public utility that delivers natural gas to approximately 300,000 customers in Michigan. The company is committed to providing safe, reliable, and affordable natural gas services while promoting energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.

About Lake Huron Medical Center: Lake Huron Medical Center is a leading healthcare provider in the St. Clair County area, offering a wide range of medical services to patients of all ages. With a team of dedicated healthcare professionals and state-of-the-art facilities, Lake Huron Medical Center is committed to delivering exceptional care and improving the health and well-being of the community.

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Lake Huron Medical Center

Lake Huron Medical Center is a 144-bed community hospital that provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health care services to residents of St. Clair and Sanilac counties including emergency, cancer and comprehensive breast care, bariatric surgery, physical therapy and rehabilitation services, pulmonary rehabilitation, and specialized diabetes programs. Lake Huron Medical Center is also proud of its affiliation with Lake Huron Medical Group which offers holistic, patient-centered care through primary and specialty care physician practices located throughout the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been at the heart of the local community for more than 65 years working diligently to improve access to health care for residents of the Blue Water Area. Lake Huron Medical Center has been consistently recognized for clinical excellence in the delivery of patient care, safety, and experience. Raising the bar for quality health care in the Blue Water Area, Lake Huron Medical Center received the Women’s Choice Award in recognition of among “America’s Best Hospitals in Emergency Care”, Leapfrog Group’s grade “A” in hospital safety, Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, rated five stars by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. Learn more at

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