Courtesy of the 60th Medical Group Public Affairs Office
The medical center at Travis opened its doors to patients on 1 July 1943 as Fairfield-Suisun Army Air Base Hospital. It was designated David Grant USAF Medical Center on 1 July 1966 in honor of Brigadier General David Norvell Walker Grant, USAF, MC, the first Surgeon General of the Army Air Corps. The medical center was a wing-equivalent and a tenant on Travis AFB. In December, 1988, the medical center moved to its current location, a state-of-the-art, modern medical center. On 1 July 1994 the medical center was re-designated the David Grant Medical Center, and on 1 October 1994 became a part of the 60th Air Mobility Wing as the 60th Medical Group.
Adapted from the 60th AMW Public Affairs Fact Sheet, July 1993
David Grant Medical Center is a state-of-the-art medical facility serving 750,000 military beneficiaries in the eight western states. The present medical center was completed in 1988 at a cost of $193 million.
The facility operated by the 60th Medical Group encompasses 808,475 square feet with 3,662 rooms, approximately 300 inpatient and 75 aeromedical staging flight beds, and 52 dental treatment rooms. The four-story structure is divided into three patient zones-- inpatient nursing units, diagnostic and treatment areas, and outpatient clinics. The hospital is designed around five large courtyards and is greater than two football fields in width and almost four football fields in length.
Design and construction of the medical center was accomplished through a unique design-build contract, which enabled the project to be completed ahead of schedule and $8 million below original budget projections. The facility has received 5 national awards for design and construction, is built to withstand major earthquakes, and can operate for up to a week using internal utility capabilities.
The medical center offers a complete range of medical, surgical, and dental services, including MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), nuclear medicine, and a world-class hyperbaric medicine service. These services are supported by an active clinical investigations program, as well as extensive postgraduate training programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, and health care administration.
A typical day at David Grant involves 31 admissions, 158 inpatients, 3 births, 16 operations, 1,152 clinic visits, 6,245 laboratory procedures, and 2,178 prescriptions. The medical center is currently staffed by 1,363 military and 238 civilian personnel.