Fort Bragg hospital plans for increased population in 2013
January 15, 2010
FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Womack Army Medical Center began planning for expected increase in beneficiary population with the announcement of the 2005 Defense Base Realignment and Closure recommendations. The beneficiary growth between 2005 and 2013 is a consolidation of the required actions resulting from BRAC and numerous Army Transformation initiatives.
At end state, growth for WAMC in the Fort Bragg catchment area is expected to increase by approximately 20,386 beneficiaries. WAMC has experienced a growth of approximately 11,519 beneficiaries between 2006 and 2009 and anticipates an additional growth of approximately 8,867 beneficiaries between 2010 and 2013.
WAMC currently provides healthcare to over 117,000 TRICARE enrolled beneficiaries in the Fort Bragg service area. Primary care services include active duty sick call, urgent, routine, and wellness care to TRICARE Prime enrollees at WAMC Family Medicine Residency Clinic, the Acute Minor Illness Clinic, and three large satellite clinics.
WAMC is committed to making the impact on our beneficiaries as seamless as possible. Numerous committees and processes have been implemented to facilitate planning for the increased healthcare and access to care mission, space limitations, staffing shortages, and emergency services and preventive medicine missions.
WAMC and Pope Air Force Base Health Clinic are partnering with each other to ensure the Air Force population remaining on Fort Bragg will continue to receive quality and timely healthcare and provide a unified environment for both services.
Four major medical military construction projects for WAMC have been identified in support of BRAC and Army Transformation. An addition to the Roscoe Robinson Health Clinic, which serves the 82nd Airborne Division, is under construction and expected to be completed by October 2009.
Construction of a new consolidated health clinic is projected to occur between 2010 and 2012.
The new clinic will provide healthcare services to the remaining Air Force, U.S. Forces Command Headquarters and the U.S. Army Reserve Command. A Behavioral Health Clinic is also projected for construction on the WAMC campus between 2010 and 2012 and will provide increased behavioral health services as our population continues to increase.
Beneficiary growth is expected to increase about 23 percent between 2005 and 2013.
WAMC extends a warm welcome to our new beneficiaries and is committed to provide quality services to those we serve and the home of America's finest.