By Mr. William Wight (65th Medical Brigade Public Affairs Office)June 20, 2018
U.S. ARMY GARRISON HUMPHREYS, PYEOUNGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA -- Maj. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb, commanding general, United States Army Medical Research and Material Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland and Chief of the United States Army Nurse Corps, conducted a site visit of the construction of the new Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital and Ambulatory Care Center at U.S. Army Garrison Humphreys, June 21.
The new BAACH is a 68 bed hospital sized to support 65,000 eligible beneficiaries and 5,000 annual inpatient admissions. The Ambulatory Care Center is sized to support 56,300 eligible beneficiaries and 200,000 annual outpatient visits. With construction almost complete, the equipment and furnishings contracts have begun in order to meet the first patient date of November 2019.
Also during her Korea visit, the general presided over the change of command for the U.S. Army Medical Material Command Korea, a subordinate unit of the MRMC and direct reporting unit to the 65th Medical Brigade. Along with several office calls with key leaders, Holcomb also conducted site visits to the Camp Walker clinic in Daegu and hosted a nursing town hall at the current BAACH at USAG Yongsan for all military and civilian nurses on the peninsula.