Major Outfitting and Transition Milestone Achieved at New Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Fort Hood, TX – Walsh Healthcare Logistics, operating as Military Healthcare Outfitting and Transition (MilHOT), celebrated a major milestone earlier this month with the opening of the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) located in Fort Hood, Texas. MilHOT was responsible for all aspects of the Initial Outfitting and Transition Planning (IO&T) process, including the planning, procurement, warehousing, delivery and installation of 30,000 new pieces of furniture, furnishing and medical equipment. MilHOT administered training for all installed equipment and provided world class transition management services to relocate the staff, patients and equipment into the new hospital.
In 2012, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) awarded MilHOT the $90 million IO&T services contract. MilHOT joined forces with the Project Delivery Team on-site to ensure that the quality of care to CRDAMC's patients and operations would not be interrupted during any phase of the process.
Originally built in 1965 as the Darnall Army Community Hospital, replacing a World War II era hospital, the facility was named in honor of Brig. Gen. Carl Rogers Darnall, MD. The hospital supports more than 42,000 active duty personnel, along with more than 145,000 family members and retirees within a 40-mile radius. The new hospital is roughly twice the size of the old one, rising six stories and nearly one million square feet.
"We are proud of the partnership formed with CRDAMC, Health Facility Planning Agency and the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville that delivered this hospital to the Ft. Hood community. We consider it an honor to provide our services to the facilities that care for and enhance the lives of those that protect our freedom," Drew Peterson, Program Manager with MilHOT/Walsh Healthcare Logistics stated.
Walsh Healthcare Logistics is composed of Walsh Construction Company II, LLC as managing partner, Logistics Management Institute and Genesis Planning, LLC. Walsh Healthcare Logistics specializes in turnkey services, ranging from planning interior design and equipment, to purchasing furniture and fixtures, to planning and executing relocations and training.
Walsh Construction Company II, LLC is part of a 118-year old family-owned provider of construction services that includes design, build, finance, operation and outfitting. The company operates across 19 regional offices, and is ranked as the 5th largest healthcare general contractor by Modern Healthcare.