A major milestone was reached on the Ireland Army Health Clinic Replacement Facility Project at Fort Knox, Kentucky June 14, 2018, when the final structural beam was hoisted into place ‘topping off’ the steel structure of the 101,373 square-foot facility.
All project partners placed their command coins and signatures on the beam before it was hoisted into place marking a historic milestone for the construction project.
"This is done truly in a team spirit," said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District Commander Col. Antoinette Gant during her ceremony remarks. "We show today by what we're doing that this is just the beginning. As we finish the steel portion of it the more complex parts actually start and that's where we are getting to the meat of what's to be delivered here."
The new $80 million clinic will provide the Fort Knox community with a state-of-the-art facility to provide patient and family centered care. The medical clinic replacement facility will include primary and specialty care, behavioral health, ancillary services and administrative support activities.
The clinic is scheduled to open to patients in 2020 after which the existing Ireland Army Community Hospital, which serves the present Fort Knox community, will be demolished.