- 144,960 sf
- $67 Million
- Design-Build, MEP Engineering, Building Performance Modeling, Green Building Certification, Commissioning & Testing
New Hospital Incorporates Hybrid Technology in State-of-the-Art Operating Room
The 96th Medical Group provides comprehensive medical care to approximately 92,000 eligible beneficiaries (active duty military members, retirees, and their families).
When the facilities started showing their age, a national medical MATOC team consisting of BranchPattern, HWA (architect), and JEDunn, (construction) was chosen to provide realignment of the entire campus, including three buildings. The goal was to accommodate Eglin AFB’s mission growth plan that would support of the enrollment target of an additional 50,000 patients.
Through extensive research, BranchPattern determined that a “hybrid operating room” was essential for this project.
The old existing Emergency Department had become functionally outdated, and many major upgrades were needed, including an administrative office relocation and lab renovation.
In fact, in one area, the manual operation of the chilled water plant was leading to a significant amount of wasted energy. The United States Army Corps of Engineers called on BranchPattern’s to provide a solution that would save money and be simple to operate. After researching the facility and completing a Building Performance Modeling evaluation, our team determined that the U.S. Government could save $500,000 per year, on average by installing an automated control system.
Additionally, all air handling units were relocated to the indoors to reduce maintenance costs over their life cycle. Plumbing features were designed to be efficient and reduce water usage by 30-35% of the previous structure. Solutions included low-flush valve systems on toilets and sensors for hand washing, toilets and urinals.
BranchPattern also designed the systems for new services, which included a CT/PET, Interventional Radiology, Pain Management Clinic, and Outpatient Dialysis.
Our MATOC team helped plan, design and implement the construction of an all-new Flight Medicine and Public Health facility on the hospital campus, providing the hospital with additional room for future growth.
The renovation included four phases with more than 35 moves over two and half years. Our team consistently coordinated with the general contractor to help ensure onsite installation was planned and executed efficiently.
Despite the many transitions and renovations, the Eglin Hospital was able to continue healthcare operations throughout construction with minimal disruption. In fact, the 96th Medical Group was recognized as the 2014 and 2017 Air Force Best Hospital of the Year. Our level of involvement during construction administration increased owner satisfaction, improved efficiency of healthcare operations, and promoted the long-term goal of integrated healthcare delivery.
With a six-bed intensive care unit and a 53-bed facility, this teaching facility has an active residency program in dentistry and family practice medicine allowing residents the opportunity to develop and enrich their clinical and academic capabilities. The 96th Medical Group provides a wide variety of outpatient services and presently supports one of the larger outpatient workloads in the Air Force.