POSTED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:28pm
UPDATED: Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 3:50pm
Fort Bliss, TX — Fort bliss is getting a major upgrade. The post awarded a $648 Million contract to Clark McCarthy Healthcare Partners to build a replacement hospital for the growing Fort Bliss community.
The picture attached is a sketch of what the 1,132,000 square foot facility will look like when it opens in 2017. The facility will replace the William Beaumont Army Medical Center that currently serves Fort Bliss.
There's also an opportunity for local small businesses to earn business in the project.Contracts have yet to be awarded for landscaping, parking, access control points, and a helipad.
The facility will consists of a main hospital, two outpatient clinics, administrative building, research facility, central utility plant, two access control points, and surface parking. The design effort adopts guiding principles of Evidence Based Design and patient and family centered care concepts, which are esthetically pleasing and in cultural harmony with Fort Bliss and El Paso communities. The new medical center design incorporated numerous sustainable initiatives with the goal of receiving LEED Silver certification.