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Emergency Center construction changes access, waiting area at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital


Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – As construction and renovation enter a new phase at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), the Emergency Center’s reception and waiting area will relocate February 5th, and will no longer be accessible from inside the hospital until additional renovations are complete.

Entry into the reception and waiting area is via a ramp adjacent to the gray modular building on Joel Drive, between the old and new Emergency Center entrances. Patients seeking emergency care should still park in the Emergency Center parking lot or the overflow parking lot, which will remain unchanged.

“With this new addition and alteration project milestone, we are pleased to open the newly completed Emergency Center addition,” said Col. George Appenzeller, hospital commander. “This changeover to the new addition will allow the original Emergency Center space to be renovated.”

As a result, the Emergency Center entrances have changed to allow for continuation of patient care and construction. “Renovation of the older space may take up to a year to complete and will feature a larger waiting area and additional administrative space,” Appenzeller said.

“We won’t see a big increase in the size of the ER for a while, but we will have new state-of-the-art rooms and equipment, to include two trauma bays, a treatment bay and 23 additional rooms. We ask for patience through these renovations.”

In the interim, patients should be aware that while the Emergency Center has larger rooms, the temporary modular waiting area has some space limitations, said Lt. Col. Elizabeth A. Grossart, Department of Emergency Medicine chief. “During the construction period, we request that only one person remain with the patient in the waiting area and if possible, large bags and strollers remain in your vehicle.”

As with any hospital, clinic patients should see their primary care manager whenever possible, and use the emergency center for true emergencies, Grossart said. “At this point in construction, we are swapping the old space for new one and look forward to the completion of both spaces for our patient population. During the transition period, we are really focused on providing the best care possible for emergency patients.”

“Thank you for your patience as construction and renovation continue in the Emergency Center to improve your experience with us. And thank you for helping us to ensure we have room for all of our patients,” Grossart said.

For more information, news and renovation updates, follow Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Twitter @BACH_Healthcare or Facebook at




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