U.S. Army officials, city leaders and project partners gathered to break ground recently for the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital located in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. The $295-million hospital complex will be completed in 2024. The new hospital complex will replace the present hospital facility. The project is being administered through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Kansas City District for the Defense Health Agency.
Fort Leonard Wood, located in the Missouri Ozarks, is home to the 102nd Training Division and Missouri’s 35th Engineer Brigade. The hospital services 34,000 beneficiaries within a 40-mile radius of Fort Leonard Wood. The project will feature a 235,376-square-foot hospital, 193,332-square-foot medical clinic, a 20,459-square-foot central utility plant, a five-bay ambulance garage and supporting facilities. Once complete, the existing 450,000-square-foot hospital will be demolished.
The Fort Leonard Wood Hospital’s mission is to design and safely build a world-class healthcare facility for the Fort Leonard Wood community, while fostering strong relationships, collaboration and team communication.
JE Dunn Construction partnered with RLF to provide a Design-Build proposal to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a healthcare facility that rivals those found in the civilian sector, pays homage to the rich history of Fort Leonard Wood and takes advantage of the site’s rolling terrain. The aesthetic creates a welcoming environment, an intuitive layout and masses the building to provide a humanscale and visual interest.
The design and construction team also includes Olsson Engineering, Land3 Studio, MMC Contractors, Guarantee Electrical and BloomsdaleExcavating, as well as 20 other subconsultants and trade partners.