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Tripler Army Medical Center
Oahu, Hawaii

This huge, bright pink medical center sits high on Moanalua Ridge, above West Honolulu and the International Airport. The medical center and hospital is administered by the U.S. Army and it is the headquarters of the Pacific Regional Medical Command of the Armed Forces.

Tripler Army Medical Center
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Facts About Tripler Army Medical Center
-Hospital was founded in 1907 at Fort Shafter
-Named after Brigadier General Charles Stuart Tripler in 1920
-Tripler Army Medical Center Bldg Commissioned during WWII
-Architect was York and Sawyer
-Landscape Architect was Robert O. Thompson
-Had 450 bed capacity at beginning of WWII
-Expanded to 1000 beds by adding barrack style buildings
-Plans for Moanalua Ridge Hospital were drawn in 1942
-New hospital was dedicated September 10, 1948
-Coral pink color idea borrowed from Royal Hawaiian Hotel
-Some say it was to blend in with the red dirt in that area

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