Womack Army Medical Center
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Womack Army Medical Center
Womack Army Medical Center
Fort Bragg
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Distinctive Unit Insignia
TypeMilitary hospital
Site information
Controlled byUnited States Army Medical Department
Site history
Built2000 (current structure)
Garrison information
Current
commander
COL John J. Melton
CSM Uriah Popp

Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC) is a United States Army-run military hospital that is located on Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, North Carolina. The facility is named for Medal of Honor recipient Bryant H. Womack. It contains 138 beds with about 66,000 patients visiting the hospital's emergency department and a total of more than 11,000 patients are admitted yearly. Its physicians perform about 2,700 inpatient and 7,400 outpatient surgeries each year. The Medical Center serves more than 160,000 eligible beneficiaries in the region, the largest beneficiary population in the Army.

History

Camp Bragg Base Hospital was the first military hospital at then Camp Bragg. It was built in September 1918 with two dispensaries and a headquarters. The hospital was a 500-bed facility located in 22 buildings.

USA Station Hospital One was built after the first hospital was closed in 1919. It was built in June, 1932 with an 83-bed, three-story facility. It closed in 1941 once USA Station Hospital Number Two and Three was built.

USA Station Hospital Number Two and Three was two hospitals built in February 1941. USA Station Hospital Two has 1,680 beds and USA Station Hospital Three had 1,002 beds.

On August 3, 1958, the nine-story, 500 bed-capacity Womack Army Community Hospital opened. The Womack Ambulatory Patient Care Annex opened in March 1974. On October 1, 1991, Womack changed names to Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg . One year later, on September 3, 1992, officials broke ground for a new Womack.

On March 9, 2000, the new Womack Army Medical Center opened for $400 million. It is 1,020,359 square feet in size and sits on a 163-acre wooded site.

On June 9, 2017, Womack Army Medical Center earned the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for hospital accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.[1]

References

  1. ^ Meinhardt, Eve. "Womack awarded hospital accreditation". Paraglide. GateHouse Media, LLC. Retrieved 2017.

External links

Coordinates: 35°08?44?N 79°00?12?W / 35.1456°N 79.0032°W / 35.1456; -79.0032


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