Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command

Construction begins on Joint Base Andrews Clinics

05/22/13 12:00 AM

Contact: Regina Adams
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By Regina Adams, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Washington Public Affairs

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (NNS) -- A groundbreaking ceremony for Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic and Surgery Center and Dental Clinic was held on board Joint Base Andrews May 22.

Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Washington will oversee the $214.8 million project.

"I and my NAVFAC shipmates are proud to be here on the Joint Base [Andrews] building a facility for the U.S. Air Force 779th Medical Group," said Capt. Ken Branch, NAVFAC Washington commanding officer. Safety and construction quality will be a focus during the project, he said.

Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis, surgeon general of the Air Force, Maj. Gen. Gerard Caron, commander, 79th Medical Wing and Col. Rudolph Cachuela, commander, 779th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews also spoke at the event.

This project will include a multi-story, 308,000 square foot Ambulatory Care Center. The facility will include an emergent care clinic department, medical home, physical and occupational therapy, women's health facilities, and other support spaces. The project will consolidate all medical support departments from various buildings around the existing site into one new facility to be constructed on the site adjacent to the existing Malcolm Grow Medical Clinic.

Plans also call for a 27,000 square foot dental clinic, a parking structure and central energy plant.

The current Malcolm Grow Medical Center, which was built in 1958, and 11 other ancillary facilities will be demolished.

NAVFAC Washington awarded the contract to Manhattan/Hunt Joint Venture and is scheduled for completion December 2016.

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