FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (June 19, 2018) — General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood will host a change-of-command ceremony at 9 a.m. June 22 at the hospital.
During the ceremony, Col. Christian Meko will relinquish command as the hospital’s commander to Col. Kimberlie Biever.
Biever comes to Fort Leonard Wood from Army Human Resources Command, at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
About General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital
The General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital became operational on August 15, 1965.
In 1974, officials broke ground for a 180-bed nursing tower and clinic addition. When completed in 1977, the new addition more than doubled the outpatient clinic space and raised the inpatient capacity to approximately 500 beds.
In January 1983, a new 35,000 square foot, humidity controlled medical supply warehouse opened. The state-of-the-art facility integrated all hospital supply functions within the hospital’s main building.
In November 2011, the new Primary Care Clinic opened adding an additional 20,555 square feet. The project represented a significant modernization effort which improved quality of care and consolidated patient support services.
The present six-story medical facility comprises 459,854 square feet of clinic and ward space. The hospital also includes a chapel, gym, post exchange, snack bar, and medical library.
The hospital offers a full range of medical services to active-duty military members, military retirees, and family members enrolled in TRICARE Prime.
GLWACH provides inpatient and outpatient care to more than 36,000 beneficiaries and is staffed by approximately 1,200 medical, dental, nursing, and administrative professionals.
GLWACH is accredited by the Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Radiology, the American Association of Blood Banking, the Food and Drug Administration, and is a member of the American Hospital and Missouri Hospital Associations.