JE Dunn Construction Make Its Mark on Military Health Care Facilities throughout the Country

February 13, 2018

JE Dunn Construction, the 6th largest healthcare building contractor in the United States, is making it mark on the federal healthcare market. The company is opening three new facilities in three states over the next 30 days as they complete medical facilities at Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Missouri; Cannon Air Force Base in Clovis, New Mexico and Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi.

JE Dunn Construction, partnered with Hoefer Wysocki Architects (Leawood, KS), is a part of a Medical MATOC program through the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District.  In the past eight years, the team has designed and constructed over $700 million encompassing 18 projects at military bases across the country to support the U.S. Air Force Healthcare Facilities Modernization Program. The team is part of a federal government program that allows them to competitively compete for the design, construction, and initial outfitting of healthcare facilities across the country at active military bases against a select pool of qualified teams. 

At Whiteman Air Force Base in Knob Noster, Mo., home of the 509 th Bomb Wing and the world’s only B-2 Spirit stealth bomber unit, the team is completing a $28.5 million, 65,000-square- foot modernization of the base’s existing medical facility. The project was occupied during construction and moves occurred over multiple phases. This modern healing environment features fully-renovated clinic departments including Pharmacy, Family Health, Paediatrics, Flight Medicine, Radiology and Family Medicine. The Whiteman Air Force Base Medical Clinic is designed to provide a warm and secure atmosphere for veterans, caregivers, and military personnel and their families.

The new $54.5 million Cannon Air Force Base Medical and Dental Clinic in Clovis, N.M., home to the 27th Special Operations Medical Group, includes a clinical wing and ancillary support wing connected by a commons area. The medical facility houses various clinic departments including Command, TOPA, Pharmacy, Family Health, Behavioral Health, Dental, Optometry, Radiology, Pediatrics, Flight Medicine and Ambulance Services. The medical facility will provide high-quality care and advanced technologies for patients, caregivers and military personnel and their families. After a 36-month design, construction and initial outfitting process, the new building will open its doors on February 8th .

Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Ms. is home to the 81st Medical Group, which operates one of the largest medical facilities in the Air Force. Its mission is to maintain medical readiness for worldwide contingencies by healthcare for more than 27,000 enrollees. The scope of work for Keesler Air Force Base consisted of a $80 million, 172,394-square- foot modernization to the existing medical facilities, services included design, construction, temporary medical facilities, and initial outfitting.

Reconfiguration of specific departments included: a new pharmacy, surgical suites, pathology, internal medicine, oncology, behavioral health, and a dental clinic. A major part of the project is a new Hybrid Operating Room that can accommodate all types of surgery including the latest technology in minimally invasive surgery and cardiology procedures.  The team completed a $10 million initial outfitting transition package, which provided all the furnishings, fixtures and equipment, even coordinating and leading all of the move transition.

“We are honored to be a part of this program and continue our long-term relationship with the Air Force Medical Services Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers,” said Craig Stearns, Federal Group Leader of JE Dunn Construction.  “The military is committed to providing those that serve with world-class healthcare services and facilities, and we are thrilled to help them execute their mission.” The design, construction and initial outfitting consultant team for these projects includes JE Dunn Construction, Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, ME Group, Henderson Engineers, Mitchell Planning, Walker and Moore, BHC Rhodes, Bob D. Campbell and Company, Smith Seckman Reid, Protection Engineering Consultants as well as local trade partners.




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