November is an exciting month for Womack Army Medical Center beginning with the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Womack Health and Support Center held on 3rd of November. The Health and Support Center will house the Behavioral Health Department, Department of Social Work Services/Family Advocacy Program, and the Directorate of Business Operations providing 15,154 square feet of space. The new facility provides an increase of 8216 square feet for the Social Work/Family Advocacy Program. The addition will allow for the synchronization of Behavioral Health interventions and create a smoother transition within the Behavioral Health continuum of care thus streamlining access to comprehensive behavioral health care, including outpatient behavioral health services, marriage and family therapy, child therapy and Family Advocacy Program. The collocation of the Department of Business Operations within the new facility will free up space that will support an improvement in the Emergency Department functionality as well as the development of Graduate Medical Education specialties, programs, and services. An additional benefit of this project is the eventual gain of an additional 332 parking spaces on the Womack campus once this new facility is completed.
Womack Army Medical Center looks forward to future events to include the Womack Thanksgiving Day lunch held in the Blue Ribbon Bistro on the 22nd November and the National American Indian Heritage Observance in the Weaver Auditorium on the 29th November. As we approach the holiday season, I ask everyone to acknowledge a personal concern for safety. I ask all leaders to visit the National Safety Council at www.nsc.org and the Army Combat Readiness Safety Center at https://safety.army.mil for a full review of areas to emphasize and learn.