United States Air Force 633rd Medical Group, JOINT BASE LANGLEY - EUSTIS, HAMPTON, VA
24/7 operation of a mission-critical healthcare complex; a comfortable and productive environment for patients, staff, and families; effective protection of laboratory specimens; non-disruptive electrical service; on-site assistance with renovations, additions, and other construction activities; expertise for evaluating prospective architectural designs; a smooth transition from construction to O&M activities; effective emergency response.
To ensure consistently expert, high-quality facilities services in mid-stream of massive renovation and construction efforts.
SCOPE OF SERVICES
To help the 633rd Medical Group service its extensive patient population, EMCOR Government Services (EGS) provides the operations and maintenance support required to keep this 20-facility complex in premier condition. The assignment consists of management, maintenance, and repair services, as well as IDIQ (indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity) project work for a 65-bed hospital and a range of systems, including:
- Variable-air-volume units
- Electrical Systems
- Centrifugal chillers
- Air-handling units
- Walk-in refrigerators & freezers
- Backflow preventers
- Cooling towers
- Variable-speed drives
The company also maintains major medical and hospital equipment, including:
- Medical vacuum
- Emergency generators
- Medical air compressors
- Nurse call system
- Infant abduction systems
- Electronic card access systems
- Uninterruptible power supply
- Closed-circuit television
In addition to the services in the basic contract, EGS has helped this client with a variety of other projects. For example, EGS reviewed architectural design documents and “as-built” conditions to maximize facility performance and facilitate a smooth transition from construction to O&M functions at a three-story, 150,000 square-foot hospital expansion.
The company also supported the 130,000 s.f. renovation of the old hospital building and the interior renovations of a 3,297 s.f. clinic. Though the initial estimate was that this project would take four months, EGS completed it in 21 days. In addition, the company helped avert a “sentinel” event by installing a new lighting system in five labor, delivery, recovery, and postpartum rooms, earning the 633rd a customer service award. (As defined by The Joint Commission, a “sentinel event” is any unanticipated event in a healthcare setting resulting in death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient or patients, not related to the natural course of the patient’s illness.)
Other EGS projects at this complex included the conversion of a special Level-II neonatal intensive care unit with isolation room; repairs to second and third floor wall and floor finishes; restoration of an intensive care unit to bring it into conformity with AIA (American Institute of Architects) and NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) standards; and damage assessment after Tropical Storm Ernesto in 2006.
The 633rd Medical Group’s 463,914 s.f. medical complex provides inpatient and outpatient services, intensive care, complete emergency room services, a dental clinic, and health support services. The facility’s approximately 1,000 healthcare professionals serve a patient population of over 60,000 active duty members, dependents, and retirees.