By Inkyeong Yun, BDAACH Unit Public Affairs RepresentativeNovember 17, 2019
PYEONGTAEK, SOUTH KOREA -- The new Brian. D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH) and Ambulatory Care Center at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys began full patient services at 8 a.m. on 15 November 2019. This state of the art, 418,000 square ft., 68-Bed Community Hospital and Ambulatory Care Center opened to serve 65,000 active duty personnel, family members, and other eligible beneficiaries at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys.
This means that Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH) at U.S. Army Garrison Yongsan successfully completed its transition to Brian D. Allgood Army Community Hospital (BDAACH) at U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, the largest U.S. overseas military base. Through a phased transition process, the organization accomplished relocation of medical services provided and supported by over 1,400 staff and installment of 96% new equipment.
During the relocation process, parts of outpatient services such as the Physical Performance Service Line and the Behavioral Health Service Line have opened clinics to beneficiaries since the end of September. More outpatient clinics like Radiology officially began business following the two service lines. Emergency services, the remaining outpatient service, along with inpatient services including surgical and intensive care, became available today.
This state of the art U.S. Army medical treatment facility offers a full array of Primary Care, Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Flight Medicine, OB/GYN, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Nutrition Care, Radiology, Pharmacy, Laboratory, and Specialty Care Services. Specialty care encompasses Audiology, ENT (Ear, Nose, and Throat) Clinic, Optometry, Behavioral Health, Dermatology, Urology, Orthopedic Surgery, and Sleep Medicine, as well as full inpatient care services. BDAACH has added three new service lines: Urology, Pulmonology, and the Intensive Care Unit. It also leverages cutting-edge medical technology including the Da Vinci Robotic Surgical System to enhance clinical operations, safety and satisfaction for both the staff and patients.
More to that, this environmentally friendly, evidence-based complex medical facility will give the beneficiaries access to safe and quality care in an environment that is modern, comfortable, and welcoming. All inpatient rooms are single rooms compared to the previous hospital, and there is increased space for social and spiritual support.
The new BDAACH is the largest medical asset on U.S. Army Garrison Camp Humphreys, medically equipped to support 65,000 eligible beneficiaries. BDAACH's Ambulatory Care Center can provide support for 56,300 eligible beneficiaries and 200,000 annual outpatient visits. BDAACH expanded from its previous 38-bed set-up to 68 total inpatient beds consisting of six intensive care unit (ICU) beds, 40 medical/surgical units, four operating rooms, eight labor and delivery (L&D) beds, and 14 behavioral health beds. A 1,000 space parking garage along with 949 surface parking spaces support the new facility.
"The entire BDAACH Team/family is excited about opening this state of the art medical facility for our beneficiaries. We are committed to providing high quality, compassionate and safe care" said COL Andrew L. Landers, the Hospital Commander.
BDAACH previously held a successful and heartfelt dedication ceremony on 20 September 2019 for its former Commander, Col. Brian D. Allgood, who made the ultimate sacrifice on January 20, 2007, as his UH-60 helicopter was shot down, by enemy fire, while deployed to Iraq. His mother, widow and other relatives and friends attended the ceremony. Having a world-class facility named after Brian D. Allgood is fitting for such a true servant leader.