The new Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center is a $418 million, 682,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility that will replace the existing building at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Wilford Hall will emerge as the U.S. Air Force’s flagship medical facility for outpatient care. Serving more than 55,000 patients, it will be the Department of Defense’s largest outpatient ambulatory surgical center. When completed, the structure will feature four wings, on four floors, housing more than 25 outpatient clinics and clinical services.
The new medical campus will also include a three story, 1,000-plus car parking garage and a central energy plant. Construction is taking place adjacent to the existing Wilford Hall facility, which will be demolished once the new building is fully operations.
This project is part of the San Antonio Military Health System’s commitment to provide the best access to care for beneficiaries and their families. This initiative was spurred by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Act, which mandated that San Antonio’s military medical facilities integrate into an enhanced multi-service market to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. As a result of the mandate, Wilford Hall’s inpatient services were moved to the San Antonio Military Medical Center, at nearby JBSA-Fort Sam Houston.
To learn more, download the WHASC information brochure.