“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, selected Turner Construction Co. to build the Fort Irwin Replacement Hospital in San Bernardino, Calif. The new $160 million hospital, designed by Ellerbe Becket and RLF, will replace the Weed Army Community Hospital. A 216,000-sf facility, which will provide tertiary care, emergency medicine, and clinical support, will be built and the Mary Walker clinic will receive a 9,000-sf renovation. A helipad, ambulance shelter, central utilities plant, and photovoltaic farm, which will provide sustainable energy to the hospital and ancillary buildings, will also be added.” According to information shared on Building Design + Construction.
Mission & Vision of the United States Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC): Stands ready 24 hours a day to support the National Training Center mission and military families who live here. Comprehensive health and preventive medicine services are provided to the active duty personnel, both assigned and rotational, their family members, and retirees.
Did you know?
-The National Training Center and Fort Irwin broke ground on a new hospital to replace the outdated facility on the installation on May 30, 2012.
-The New facility will have a Net Zero Carbon Footprint, the first hospital in the Nation to do so.
-The new 216,000 square foot facility will replace the current 40-year-old hospital.
-Construction on the hospital should wrap up by summer 2015