Kessler Medical Center Inpatient Tower
Customer: U.S. Air Force
Location: Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
Major Services: Initial Outfitting Transition and Commodities Services
Project Overview: Keesler Inpatient Tower was a Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) of the existing hospital due to damage incurred by Hurricane Katrina. The new wing of the medical center offers a modern look and top of the line equipment. The tower incorporates facilities for in-patient treatment and diagnosis, which includes a new cardiac catheterization suite, two new state-of-the-art operating rooms, a new ER, along with intensive care unit and two new inpatient wards. Cazador’s primary scope of work was to outfit the new 144,000 square foot Inpatient Tower with medical equipment, clinical case goods, furniture & furnishings, artwork, communication systems, information technology, resource protection, security systems, signage and way finding.
The Cazador Difference: Cazador tackled extensive coordination with local U.S. Air Force staff, multiple construction contractors, and dozens of vendors and subcontractors with ease. Using natural elements, evidence-based design and sustainability as guiding principles, the Cazador team created a tranquil environment and sense of healing that weaves throughout the interior and exterior spaces of the facility. Additionally, garden spaces are strategically located adjacent to exam rooms and offices providing a natural and therapeutic backdrop into all clinical areas. A raised corridor connects the clinic lobby with the second floor of the adjacent hospital allowing connectivity and patient flow for inpatient and outpatient needs. The Senior Health Facilities Officer (HFO) stated the he was “completely comfortable” with the IO&T services that Cazador provided and that it “has been a pleasure to work with” the Cazador team.