September 26, 2017
A $210.9-million National Training Center and Fort Irwin, CA’s new Army hospital has opened, a process that took more than five years since breaking ground in May 2012. The new facility replaces Weed Army Community Hospital, a facility built in 1966, that had become functionally inefficient.
The new facility is nearly 60% larger than the one it replaced. It allows the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity to provide health care services in a centralized location, which is expected to better serve the modern day soldier.
Fort Irwin’s new Army hospital is the only LEED Platinum, carbon neutral, net-zero certifiable hospital within the Department of Defense that will generate all of its energy needs from solar power and renewable energy systems. It is one of only three platinum LEED Hospitals in the U.S.
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