The JE Dunn + Hoefer Welker Architecture Design-Build Team has been released to start design on the new $43 million, 112,000 SF two-story replacement medical and dental clinic for the 27th Special Operations Medical Group (27 SOMDG) located at Cannon Air Force Base, New Mexico. The building itself will both reflect the culture of the medical facility and promote that culture within the medical staff and patients. The design and construction of the facility will include evidence-based principles and advanced technologies that create a healing environment, provides patient/family-centered care, and facilitate communication between caregivers, patients, and family.
The design provides for a clinical wing and an ancillary support wing that are connected by a communicating space that serves as the primary wayfinding element for patients. Administrative and support areas are organized to be separate from the patient areas, in effect, “off-stage” from patient view.
The clinic wing shall include Family Health, Immunizations, Pediatrics, Physical Therapy, and TOPA grouped together on the main floor. On the upper floor of the clinic wing, the Dental Clinic, Optometry, Public Health, and Flight Medicine are arranged with vertical circulation as needed to the floors below.
The ancillary/support wing shall include the Clinical Lab, Radiology, Pharmacy and Common Areas on the First Floor with BEE, Logistics, and mechanical spaces located “off-stage”. The Command/Admin, Information Management, Education and Training, and Mental Health / Social work services are located on the upper floor.