The Cannon Air Force Base Medical & Dental Clinic provides primary care and dental services to the active duty and their families who reside there. The existing medical facility was originally constructed in 1965 and it became outdated and started deteriorating. The central plant equipment and building utility distribution systems were antiquated and oversized to the current outpatient clinic use of the facility. The existing hospital interior construction techniques and systems limited the ability to adapt to the changing needs of modern day healthcare requirements, and the growing Special Operations mission at the base demanded a modern, adaptable facility to meet the needs of the base population.
Henderson Engineers has designed healthcare facilities for every branch of the armed forces. So, it was no surprise that Cannon AFB relied on us to provide building systems design for the new facility that replaced the 832nd Tactical Hospital. The new, two-story building was created with a vision to facilitate and improve communication between medical staff and patients. Henderson’s design included optometry, pediatrics, physical therapy, radiology, a lab, and a pharmacy, in addition to the dental clinic. Throughout the project, we planned for the extensive services that would be offered and incorporated supporting infrastructure for new technology. We also served as a resource to the project team to implement Unified Facilities Criteria.