Fort Leonard Wood’s hospital replacement project is continuing to progress. The second of six mat slab foundation placements is now being completed with the help of multiple cranes and concrete trucks. In August of 2019, a 295-million dollar design-build contract was awarded to Kansas City, Missouri-based firm J-E Dunn Construction. The new hospital is being located on 52 acres just northeast of the existing General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital. Facilities to be constructed include a 235,400 square foot hospital, 193,300 square foot clinic, central utility plant, emergency back up generators, five-bay ambulance garage, helipad, and supporting facilities. Construction of the hospital campus is expected to be completed in the Autumn of 2024. The existing hospital will then be demolished. Renovation of the existing optical fabrication lab and parking improvements are slated to follow.