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TOP: A memorial
garden dedicated to
the medical center's
namesake, Brig. Gen.
Carl Rogers Darnall,
is located in an
enclosed courtyard
by the clinics and
has an active water
feature that cascades
water down a memorial wall. A B OV E : An
exterior brick system
inlaid in precast
insulated panels pays
homage to the original
hospital's architecture,
while Texas-quarried
limestone is used at
the entries and on the
signage walls to create
continuity between the
interior and exterior
as well as connect with
the local geography.

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A NEW SETTING

The design/build team of HKS Inc. (architecture
and interior design), Balfour Beatty (construction), McCarthy (construction), and Wingler &
Sharp (design in association with HKS) didn't
have to look far to find a location for the replacement, identifying a 65-acre site across the street.
Rupert Brown, associate principal and senior
vice president at HKS (Dallas), says the team
next developed a design concept based on health
and healing. "The strength of soldiers is defined
by physical, spiritual, and mental fitness-body,
heart, and mind. It's also shaped by the health
and well-being of the Army family," Brown says.
"Providing a world-class medical center for the
people in the Fort Hood community ensures the
continuation of the mission of Army medical
care in providing the very best healing and care
for soldiers and their families."
The new medical center is 60 percent larger
than the previous facility and has three major
care areas, "bones, brains, and babies," to support the primary care needs of its patients. For

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Community Hospital
at Fort Hood, in Killeen, Texas, opened
in 1965, it was supporting one division
of 17,000 troops. Today, the hospital
serves more than 42,000 active duty
personnel from the 1st Cavalry Division, 3rd Calvary Regiment, and specialized brigades, as well
as more than 100,000 beneficiaries, including family members
and veterans. ¶ Leaders tried to make do with the original structure, adding a new ED and a women's health clinic in the earlyand mid-2000s and expanding outpatient services into modular
structures around campus over the years. But the result was a
disjointed care experience. Furthermore, the decades-old hospital didn't meet the Department of Defense's (DOD) standards for
care, housing semiprivate inpatient rooms and too-small exam
rooms. Meanwhile, military missions and tactics changed, too,
and soldiers returning to the post were facing different types of injuries or healthcare needs than before, which required additional
service lines, such as orthopedic rehabilitation and behavioral
health. ¶ In 2006, Fort Hood announced a master plan to build
a replacement hospital, which became one of the largest DOD
contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Groundbreaking began in 2010 and the 947,000-square-foot
facility-renamed the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center-
opened in November 2015 with a six-story hospital tower, three
outpatient specialty clinic buildings, and three parking garages.
Lt. Col. Robert Schultz, program manager, U.S. Army Health Facility Planning Agency, Health Facility Program Office-Central
at Fort Hood, says it was important that the project didn't take a
cookie-cutter approach or try to replicate another post's hospital. "There are different missions, different service members,
and potentially different types of injuries or things that [patients]
experienced that affect what's provided," he says. "It has to be
unique and match the folks and the types of services [offered]."
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