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Weed Army Community Hospital
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The New Weed Army Community Hospital
Project Manager:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Los Angeles District
915 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1101
Los Angeles, California, 90017
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays
Contact Information:
Public Affairs: (213) 452-3921
website: www.spl.usace.army.mil
A quality of life benefit realized at Fort Irwin
State-of-the-Art Healthcare in support of Soldiers and military families at the National Training Center

The Weed Army Community Hospital replacement hospital, scheduled for completion in summer of 2017, was conceived to improve the medical care provided to Soldiers, military families, and retirees in the Fort Irwin community. The hospital will also support brigade-size units that rotate in and out regularly for training at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin's largest tenant. Since 2001 rotating units have been trained at the NTC for tours to Afghanistan and Iraq and are today being prepared for deployments to potential international trouble spots, peace-keeping missions and in support of allies around the globe.

The installation conducts about 10 training rotations per year. The new facility will effectively be able to accommodate any scenarios - emergency or otherwise - in support of the NTCs approximately 10 training rotations per year (more than 50,000 visiting service members) as well as maintaining its commitments to the Fort Irwin Garrison population.

Going green by design

Renewable energy systems, including a photovoltaic array and a solar thermal array of panels, take advantage of the hospital site's harsh desert sun; though the hospital will draw on the local power grid during the night, it will more than make up for its daytime electricity consumption by harnessing the power of sunlight. By incorporating the best practices of premier health facilities throughout the country, implementing targeted sustainability measures to reach significant milestones for healthcare design, and working collaboratively among military healthcare professionals in a tight, streamlined approach, the design of the Weed Army Community Hospital stands as a substantial accomplishment for military healthcare. Under the US Green Building Council's LEED-BD+C rating system, the design should achieve 87 credits, seven more than required for full Platinum status.

Going green by design

Interiors designed to relax, calm and heal

Medical, architectural design and industrial construction teams were formed to collaborate to build-in and achieve results that foster best-practices patient care and recovery during initial planning for the new facility.

Visually, The structure is designed to harmonize and compliment its desert location and austere landscape surroundings, offering spectacular views and creating productive, attractive workspaces for staff to work with patients.

The overall design specifically incorporates state-of-the-art technology for clinical care within military hospitals. Integrated operating rooms feature robotic and information systems for careful, efficient management of patient data. These expanded rooms accommodate the newest equipment including digitized radiological equipment. Recovery rooms feature patient lifts and family areas. The project also includes installation of an intrusion detection system and provides connection to the energy monitoring and control system.

This mission-critical project includes the design of a 21,600 square foot replacement hospital, clinic alterations, utility plant building, ambulance shelter, and helipad. Combining state-of-the-art facility design with innovative energy conservation and generation, this facility will be the nation's first carbon-neutral hospital, setting a precedent for future military medical facilities.

Working for you: The Los Angeles Army Corps of Engineers

The New Facility Project Manager in charge of construction is the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District.

To see more artist's renderings of the new facility visit the WACH flickr at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/133649090@N04/albums/72157653856591269


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