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U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa

Customer: U.S. Navy
Location: Okinawa, Japan
Major Services:  Initial Outfitting Transition and Commodities Services

Project Overview: In preparation of U.S. and Japanese government plans to turn over Camp Lester to the Japanese, Navy Medicine West (NMW) led the construction of a new hospital, basic enlisted quarters, and support facilities on Camp Foster.  This totaled seven buildings with square footage in excess of 500,000. Cazador’s scope was to validate the prior Initial Outfitting contractors’ submittal; procure, install, and test equipment; train staff on the equipment functions; and move reused equipment, patients, and personnel to the new facilities with zero downtime for urgent care.  Cazador was responsible for design, final specification, procurement, installation, testing, and training of medical equipment, clinical case goods, furniture & furnishings, artwork, communication systems, information technology, resource protection, security systems, and signage and way finding.  Additionally, Cazador provided services for public relations support, inventory, space planning, transition services, quality control, medical equipment planning, and project management.

The Cazador Difference: Okinawa provided many difficult challenges that Cazador had to overcome. Cazador was provided with the final submittal from the previous IO Contractor; and though it was scheduled to be a 100% submittal (near procurement ready), it was found to be at the 65% level. Due to time constraints, Cazador allocated additional interior designers and medical equipment planners to the project; authorized overtime; and sought additional input from NMW Project Officers, hospital staff, and several trusted vendors. Cazador’s scope was completed within the Navy’s requested schedule, without going over budget.