Two employees with the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Medical Division received certificates of achievement from the director of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center for support provided in fiscal year 2014 during a town hall Jan. 23.
Huntsville Center commander Col. Robert Ruch presented Mark Batchelor and Lt. Cmdr. Brandon Groh with the certificates signed by Brig. Gen. Jeffrey B. Clark.
“Awards such as these demonstrate some of the great support we at Huntsville Center are doing for our national Military Health System customers,” said Wes Turner, chief of the Medical Division. “This type of recognition gives us real meaning for our daily tasks and a true sense of accomplishment.”
The certificates recognize superior performance by Batchelor, the program manager for Project Support Services (PSS), and Groh, an officer in the U.S. Public Health Service, is a project manager in Medical Repair and Renewal (MRR) program.
According to the citation, Batchelor earned the certificate of achievement for superbly managing pre-award services for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center’s support services contract worth more than $1 million. The contract ensures highly qualified architects and engineers filled critical gaps in the Facility Management Department.
Groh’s citation reads, “He superbly managed pre-award services for architectural-engineering projects worth over $1 million in support of the medical center’s critical construction work, including high-priority projects such as the Bio-Safe Lab Level 3 Suite Assessment and Building 1, south wing renovation design.”
The Medical Project Support Services (PSS) Program provides a variety of general and specialized project support services in support of medically related U.S. government activities in the continental United States and specific overseas locations. PSS services include the following:
· facility assessment services
· planning services
· project development services
· site analysis services
· technical project management
· occupancy support services
· facilities system support
· contract surveillance/management
· other supplemental services
In Fiscal Year 2014, the PSS team managed more than 130 projects valued at approximately $60 million for the U.S. Army Medical Command, Air Force Medical Support Agency and the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery. In addition, as the designated Enterprise-Level Quality Assurance (QA) Coordinator for the MEDCOM Sustainment Restoration and Modernization Program, the team worked with Army Corps of Engineers districts to provide 14 facilities with USACE QA support.
The Medical Repair and Renewal (MRR) Program offers a fast track, efficient method for design and execution of all types of medical facility repairs, renovations, conversions, alterations, additions and construction projects. MRR provides program and project management, engineering, contracting and construction support to multiple Department of Defense and non-DOD agencies at locations nationwide.
In fiscal year 2014, the MRR team managed more than 170 projects valued at approximately $494 million.
In addition to PSS and MRR, Huntsville Center’s Medical Division also includes Initial Outfitting and Transition (IO&T); Integrated Medical Furniture (IMF); and Operation and Maintenance Engineering and Enhancement (OMEE).
The division’s IO&T program offers total turn-key project support for the equipping and transitioning of staff and patients associated with new and renovated military health care and medical research laboratory facility construction projects to support the medical mission throughout the world. IMF supports Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) facilities worldwide by providing Integrated Modular Medical Support Systems (IMMSS), non-Modular Medical Furniture and artwork for hospitals, clinics, pharmacies, laboratories, dental clinics, veterinary clinics, administrative and logistical facilities, and research, training/ classroom and medical warehouse functions. OMEE provides a simplified process to respond to the growing operation and maintenance needs of DOD medical facilities using streamlined processes that provide low-cost, quick response contracts for the operation, preventive maintenance, repair and replacement of equipment and other facility support for DOD installations worldwide.