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NEWS | Nov. 28, 2017

Langley Hospital renovated

By Airman 1st Class Anthony Nin Leclerec 633rd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

In order to provide the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community with the best care possible, the 633rd Medical Group has evolved its facilities.

On Nov. 6, 2017, the medical group finished the last of its renovation projects started in 2014, with the completion of a new Radiology department. The renovations help revitalize U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley’s facilities and improve service in support of growing operational mission needs.

“We had a mobile MRI unit outside so that patients wouldn’t have to go to Portsmouth,” said U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Brandon Tolson, 633rd Medical Group MRI NCO in charge. “That being said, having the MRI unit outside came with its own challenges, thus the need for a new indoor facility.”

The old computerized tomography location was completely gutted and rebuilt into a brand new MRI section. This was also fitted with a state of the art MRI scanner allowing all operations to be combined into an effective, modern suite.

“We are anticipating that this is going to increase our patient throughput; 100 patients a week,” said Col. Mark Nassir, 633rd Medical Group commander. “It’s going to be fantastic to have this new MRI capability for all those patients.”

The 633rd MDG has a medical team of about 1,400 personnel that deliver comprehensive medical care, focusing on the specific needs of each patient. They serve a population of approximately 40,000 active duty members, dependents and retirees, and approximately 110,000 patients in the local area of Hampton.

Other radiology facility upgrades include: an extension of the medical mall reception and waiting areas, which can now accommodate over 40 radiology patients and a CT suite that includes two CT scanning rooms and dressing rooms for patient convenience and comfort.

According to Tolson, the new MRI suite will help expedite the rate at which patients’ needs are met, allowing the medical team to help more patients.

With these upgrades, the 633rd MDG aims to continue their tradition of providing exceptional health care in their newly renovated facility.

For more information on hospital services, call 757-225-7630.