Hunterdon Medical Center officially opened an electric vehicle charging station last week which was made possible in part by a $10,000 Sustainable Jersey Small Grant that was obtained by the hospital and Raritan Township. The $10,000 grant allowed Raritan Township, the largest township in Hunterdon County and Hunterdon Medical Center, the largest employer in Hunterdon County, to jointly purchase and install an electric vehicle charging station. The charging station has the capacity to charge two vehicles at a time and is located behind the parking garage on the hospital’s campus in Raritan Township.
Currently, Hunterdon Medical Center has a high traffic volume of approximately 1,000 cars daily. Funding from this grant will help to fill an existing gap in Hunterdon County which currently only has two electric vehicle charging stations, one at the Nissan dealership in Flemington and the other at Mrs. Riley’s in High Bridge. This project will help provide local residents, employees and visitors of Hunterdon Medical Center, as well as motorists traveling through Raritan Township to Pennsylvania and other areas in New Jersey with an electric vehicle charging station available 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
Caption: This Electric Vehicle Charging Station is a symbol of a local organization, Hunterdon Medical Center and the Township of Raritan coming together to make a difference in our community. Opting for an electric cord, rather than a ribbon is appropriate as this group gathers to recognize the official opening of the electric car charging station. Pictured left to right: Claude Bertrand, Administrative Director of Facilities Management, Bob Williams, Manager of Mechanical Services, Violet Kocsis, Chief Human Resources Officer, Marita Nash, Director of Environmental Service and the leader of Hunterdon Healthcare’s Environmental Stewardship Committee, Shirley Burd, employee with Hunterdon Health and Wellness Centers, Joe Sokolowski, of Cranford who works locally in Flemington, Harry Quinn, Chairman, Raritan Township’s Green Team and Robert P. Wise, President and CEO of Hunterdon Healthcare. Mrs. Burd and Mr. Sokolowski charged their cars during the opening ceremony which was held on May 11th.