Darnall Army Community Hospital Ft. Hood, Texas
Darnall Army Community Hospital opened in 1965, replacing the World War II era Fort Hood Hospital, a long group of one-story buildings connected with covered walkways. Darnall was the first of three permanent Army hospitals of the 200-300 bed size to open. Constructed in the latest military design of that time, the original building cost $6 million and was furnished with $6 million of equipment.
Today, Darnall medical staff stays busy delivering America’s next generation. An average seven births a day are expected at the hospital. Also on an average day, the staff at Darnall handle 3,867 out patient visits, 26 surgeries, 31 admissions, 170 Emergency Room visits and fill 5,000 prescriptions.
Fort Hood is one of the largest United States military installations in the world, and is the home of and many other corps and echelons above corps units.
Fort Hood is located outside of Killeen , Texas . and is 60 miles from Austin, Texas.