(Fort Leonard Wood)–Post officials have issued a status report on the new hospital facility that will replace the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital in about four years. Last fall, a 295-million dollar design-build contract was awarded to J-E Dunn Construction from Kansas City along with R-L-F Architects of Orlando, Florida, for the construction work. Minor supporting construction has already begun, to include site and utility surveys. Major construction will start sometime this summer with the final occupancy date expected to be in the fall of 2024.
The new hospital will be located on 52 acres just northeast of the existing General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Building. Once construction work is complete, the existing hospital facility will be demolished. The new facilities that will be constructed will include a 235,400-square-foot hospital, 193,300-squarefoot clinic, central utility plant, emergency back-up generators, five-bay ambulance garage, helipad, and supporting facilities.