Meno steps down at Rader Clinic
August 7, 2012
A relinquishment of command ceremony for Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall's Andrew Rader Army Health Clinic was held at the base community center ballroom Aug. 1. Lt. Col. Stacy U. Weina, Rader's deputy commander, became the clinic's interim commander, taking the reins from outgoing commander Lt. Col. Jenifer A. Meno, until the incoming commander, Lt. Col. Laura Trinkle, arrives in a month.
The ceremony was hosted by Col. Danny B. N. Jaghab, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity at Fort Meade, Md. He praised Meno for her "strength to face every challenge set before her," calling her a "visionary … and trailblazer" in "providing timely, high-quality and patient-centered health care."
Jaghab also credited Weina's accomplishments, and using an Olympic metaphor said, "Now it's her turn to take the torch for Rader Clinic."
Meno said she would keep her remarks short, referencing her "10-month-old stopwatch," who sat on her father's lap in the front row of the ballroom.
She said she wouldn't have been able to accomplish the things she did -- overseeing Rader Clinic's renovation, improving health marketing through social media and decreasing patient no-show rates by 25 percent-without the contribution of the Rader Clinic staff who are so dedicated to patient care. She quoted author Maya Angelou: "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
"I'm honored to be your commander for the next four weeks," said Weina, following Meno. "You are the reason I come to work each day and love it."
Weina also credited the staff of Rader Clinic for its teamwork in meeting patient needs. "You can't do patient advocacy without the help of everyone," she stressed.