CAMP PENDLETON – A ribbon cutting ceremony for the new 500,000 square foot, four-floor Naval Hospital aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton is scheduled for Friday, January 31 at 1 p.m.
The guest speakers for the event will be the Honorable Mike McCord, principal deputy under secretary of defense (comptroller); the Honorable Jonathan Woodson, assistant secretary of defense (health affairs); Lt. Gen. John Toolan, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force and Rear Adm. C. Forrest Faison, deputy surgeon general of the Navy. They will be joined by military and civilian personnel involved with the project at the 70 acre site near the main gate to celebrate the opening of the new facility.
This $456 million construction project is the largest American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 project in the Department of the Navy.
Construction on the new 500,000 square foot, four-floor facility began Dec. 2, 2010, and was completed on Oct. 2013 with move in dates of Dec. 2-15, 2013.
Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton has been fully functioning since Dec. 15, providing all the same medical services as before.