New William Beaumont Army Medical Center | Photo courtesy WBAMC
FORT BLISS – With the new move-in date for William Beaumont Army Medical Center staff and patients only days away, facility officials released a video of the new hospital on social media.
Nearing the final opening date of this new medical facility, Soldiers, beneficiaries, and community members are now able to take a look at the state of the art replacement hospital, complete with modern technology including high quality healthcare.
In March 2021, the hospital announced a delay in occupying the new facility due to some life safety concerns identified during training by hospital personnel, and in surveys by external agencies.
At the time, officials shared that hospital leadership, the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Health Facilities Planning Agency (HFPA) worked diligently to correct life safety deficiencies, including those identified by a registered fire protection engineer.
The engineer’s report identified a fire risk in the high density shelving units located in several places throughout the facility, including environmental services, the Sterile Processing Division, medical records, and the library.