JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va. –
In order to provide the Joint Base Langley-Eustis community
with the best care possible, the 633rd Medical Group has evolved its
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
With these upgrades, the 633rd MDG aims to continue their
tradition of providing exceptional health care in their newly renovated
For more information on hospital services, call 757-225-7630.