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  • Evans, a high reliability organization: Working toward zero preventable harm

    Jun 4, 2015

    For companies around the world mistakes are often an inevitable part of doing business. Whether the mom and pop grocery store down the street or a world-wide conglomerate, mistakes will happen. These may result in a broken jar of pickles or a disastrous oil spill. The health care field is likewise not immune from mistakes, but the Evans Army Community Hospital staff is striving for zero preventable harm to their patients and to become a High Reliability Organization

  • Tripler Army Medical Center trains for MASCAL operations

    Jun 4, 2015

    As hurricane season begins and as part of both a state wide initiative and accreditation with the Joint Comission, Tripler Army Medical Center participated in a drill to exercise the processes for receiving and treating large numbers of unplanned casualties from natural and man-made disasters or any large influx of patients that overwhelms the common operational capabilities.

  • Joint DoD/VA training symposium, collaboration keeps medical experts on cutting edge of limb-loss ca

    Jun 4, 2015

    "I believe the symposium accomplished the goals that we had set. It allowed (Department of Defense) and (Department of Veteran Affairs) clinicians an opportunity to present, discuss and learn from each other the lessons that have been learned over the last decade of caring for the wounded from the Iraq and Afghanistan theaters," said Stuart Campbell, program manager for the 2015 Federal Advanced Amputation Skills Training (FAAST) Symposium, May 19-21.

  • Educators jump with Golden Knights-offers opportunity to spend time with Soldiers

    Jun 4, 2015

    The opportunity to interact with Soldiers, like those represented by the Golden Knights, gives members of communities not located near Army installations a chance to see who a Soldier really is. It also gives them a chance to hear from that Soldier on why they are Soldiers, and what it is he or she really does. Cadet Command's 7th Brigade hosted the U.S. Army Golden Knights May 27-29 on Fort Knox's Brooks Parade Field. This opportunity gave community, leaders and educators associated the 7th Brigade area a chance to spend quality time with Army Soldiers.

  • Performance skills help Soldiers going through Crew Qualification

    Jun 3, 2015

    To prepare the Soldiers going through crew qualification, the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Training Center at Fort Stewart provided a four-hour block of instruction on mental skills, such as Attention Control, Energy Management and Imagery. This type of mental training is critical to performance excellence, helping a Soldier direct attention at times when functioning at one's best is paramount, manage physical energy, and mentally rehearse tasks.

  • 80th Training Command's carpentry, masonry course builds solid foundation for soldiers

    Jun 3, 2015

    It's a rainy May day in New Jersey and Master Sgt. Darrell McAllister, course manager of the 80th Training Command's carpentry and masonry course at Fort Dix, is quizzing his class of more than a dozen soldiers on the specifics of pouring concrete as he leads them in impromptu push-ups. As his students will soon discover, succeeding in the field of carpentry and masonry will require both mental acuity and physical toughness, something for which McAllister is now cleverly preparing them. By the end of the two-week course, soldiers will have learned the basics of construction, from how to properly utilize shop tools and the raw tools around them to accomplish the mission to mixing mortar into concrete and laying a concrete slab.

  • 212th Combat Support Hospital supports unified combat arms training at Combined Resolve IV

    Jun 3, 2015

    The 212th Combat Support Hospital continues to treat simulated casualties evacuated from combat forces training at Exercise Combined Resolve IV May 29.

  • Hero son receives award for saving father

    Jun 3, 2015

    December 2014 found a father-son duo on an extended hike that almost turned deadly in the Dragoon Mountains near Fort Huachua, Ariz.

  • Wedding crashers: Healthy habits before the big day

    Jun 3, 2015

    Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of the summer season, which, in turn, is the unofficial start of wedding season. As brides and grooms debate over center pieces and floral arrangements, the stress and excitement of one of the most memorable days in a person's life can lead to unhealthy eating habits, potentially creating the starting point toward an unhealthy lifestyle. Looking perfect in their wedding gowns or tuxedos is near the top of the nuptials to-do list, and some people will go to the extremes to achieve that goal.

  • German army nurses integrate with hospital during exercise

    Jun 2, 2015

    German army nurses are training side by side with the 212th Combat Support Hospital medics and nurses during Exercise Combined Resolve IV. The training, which began May 27, will end June 3.

  • Saving life while giving life

    Jun 2, 2015

    Cord blood donation program at Womack Army Medical Center provides pregnant mothers the ability to donate a cord blood, something previously viewed as medical waste, and potentially save someone's life.

  • Egret Bed Net approved for National Stock Number and field procurement

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity's Medical Support Systems Project Management Office announced the assignment of a National Stock Number to the Egretâ„¢ Bed Net, manufactured by Triton Systems, Inc., making it ready for field procurement. The Egretâ„¢ Bed Net is a dual-insecticide-treated net designed to provide enhanced protection to Soldiers against infectious diseases transmitted by flying insect vectors.

  • Why Advanced Development Matters to the Warfighter

    Jun 2, 2015

    To keep our Soldiers safe and healthy in this ever-changing military climate, product developers must ensure that the Warfighter's medical equipment meets their evolving needs. Personnel at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity at Fort Detrick, Maryland, are the Department of Defense's advanced medical developers. They are the coordinators who work behind the scenes to get medical support products, like the IFAK, and vaccines, like the Adenovirus Vaccine in the hands of the Soldier.

  • Study Identifies 'Achilles' Heel' of Ebola Virus

    Jun 2, 2015

    An international team including scientists from the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) at Fort Detrick, Maryland has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. The findings, made in mice, suggest that drugs blocking entry to this lock could protect against Ebola virus infection. The study was published in the May 26 edition of the online journal mBio.

  • U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research Burn Center hosts NATO burn specialists

    Jun 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army Institute Surgical Research Burn Center at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas, hosted four burn care specialists from North Atlantic Treaty Organization Science and Technology Organization May 20-21 to discuss and develop clinical practice guidelines for care of NATO military burn patients.

  • Army Scientists Supporting Ebola Outbreak Establish First Genomic Surveillance Capability in Liberia

    Jun 2, 2015

    Army scientists working to support the Ebola virus outbreak response in West Africa have established the first genomic surveillance capability in Liberia, enabling them to monitor genetic changes in the virus within one week of sample collection. An article describing their work was recently published ahead of print in the online edition of Emerging Infectious Diseases.

  • Lifesaving Possibilities

    Jun 2, 2015

    USAMRMC's New Products and Ideas website encourages vendors to submit ideas on innovations that can improve prevention and treatment for the warfighter. Now in its ninth year and with a major update in the works, the website is constantly evolving to reflect lessons learned in how best to manage the development of ideas. This article was first published in the April - June 2015 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • COL James Laterza Assumes LRMC Command

    Jun 1, 2015

  • Europe Medical Brigade hails new command team

    Jun 1, 2015

    The 21st Theater Sustainment Command's 30th Medical Brigade welcomed its new commander during a change of command ceremony at Sembach Kaserne May 18. During the ceremony Col. R. Scott Dingle, who served as the brigade's commanding officer for the past year, relinquished command of the 30th Med. Bde. to Col. W. Mark Stubbs.

  • Have it your way - Medical battalion food servers compete for award of excellence

    Jun 1, 2015

    "In a field environment, the first interaction you most likely come across is your breakfast, and that interaction can really make or break your day," explained Master Sgt. George Deloatch, the 21st Theater Sustainment Command's senior food advisor noncommissioned officer and one of two judges in the 21st TSC 2016 Philip A. Connelly Army Food Services Award competition.

  • Improving Military Resilience through Mindfulness Training

    Jun 1, 2015

    The strength of the U.S. military has always been dependent upon the strength of the Soldiers within its ranks. The strength of individual Soldiers--the cognitive functioning and physical capability of Soldiers--these are the most critical elements to overall military health and resiliency.

  • BAMC honors Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders

    Jun 1, 2015

    Brooke Army Medical Center and the Institute for Surgical Research held an observance to honor Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month May 22 in the Medical Mall. Retired Army Sgt. Maj. Julius Chan, born in Cebu City, Philippines, was the guest speaker for the event. Chan has held many assignments at Fort Sam Houston throughout his military career.

  • BAMC Auxiliary provides grants, gifts to several departments, organizations

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary held its annual welfare recognition ceremony May 20 in the San Antonio Military Medical Center auditorium. This year, the welfare committee approved 40 grants totaling $65,000. The grants provide funding for a variety of items throughout several departments within BAMC as well as the Fisher House and the Warrior and Family Support Center.

  • Cole High School hosts wheelchair basketball event for warriors

    Jun 1, 2015

    Students from Fort Sam Houston's Robert G. Cole High School recently invited wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center's Warrior Transition Battalion for a day of mentorship, food and sports.

  • Prevention and early detection can improve men's health

    Jun 1, 2015

    Each June, the nation celebrates Men's Health Month to increase awareness of preventable health issues and encourage early detection and treatment for men and boys.

  • Take stock of your spiritual fitness

    Jun 1, 2015

    Whether you are a Soldier or Department of Army civilian, family member or retiree, taking stock of your health will reap great benefits. What about your spiritual fitness?

  • Broadening: Building individual career paths to leadership in Army 2025

    Jun 1, 2015

    The emphasis for re-shaping the Army in the years ahead will focus on growing agile, flexible and widely experienced leaders at all levels and across all components and ranks, U.S. Army Human Resources Command leaders said.

  • Jay Leno visits Fort Irwin, MEDDAC Soldiers

    Jun 1, 2015

    Jay Leno, formerly the host of the "Tonight Show" visited Fort Irwin Soldiers during a brief stop-over while touring through the Mojave Desert taping a segment for his show "Jay Leno's Garage".

  • Let the games begin: I Corps, JBLM host Special Olympics Summer Games

    May 30, 2015

    Families, volunteers and service members welcomed more than 2,800 athletes May 29 at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Washington State Special Olympics Summer Games at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Over the course of two days, the athletes will compete for the gold in team and individual events.

  • Ceremony honors U.S. Army Pacific deputy commanding general

    May 30, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James F. Pasquarette, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Pacific, was honored during a Flying "V" ceremony held at historic Palm Circle, Fort Shafter, Hawaii, May 28.

  • System allows a few patients to'BIPASS' ER waiting room

    May 28, 2015

    The new Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System or BIPASS makes booking an appointment faster, easier and more convenient at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital.

  • Why Women's Health Matters

    May 28, 2015

    Disease prevention and management are tremendously important. However, attaining the highest level of health means something more - it means functioning as a Soldier Athlete, achieving one's best potential and being able to contribute as a member of the team. Women's health represents more than the disease prevention and management of a demographic population. Women's health means optimized performance in the work place and in the Lifespace, with attention to the three tenets of the Performance Triad (sleep, activity, nutrition) and reproductive health.

  • The Women's Health Task Force

    May 28, 2015

    In 2011, Maj. Gen. (P) Patricia Horoho deployed to Afghanistan as the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command Special Assistant for Health Affairs to conduct an assessment of theater Health Service Support with a multidisciplinary team of experts varying from information technology to combat casualty care and women's health. Upon return from deployment, this group of professionals wrote a series of reports that comprised a comprehensive Health Services Support Assessment (HSSA) completed in May 2012.

  • Maintaining Women's Health During Deployment, Tips for the female Soldier

    May 28, 2015

    History has often demonstrated that the course of battle is influenced more by the health of the troops than by strategy or tactics. Health is largely a personal responsibility. A woman's personal hygiene habits while in the field environment, such as during a deployment or field exercise, can have a strong impact on her well-being. Good health does not just happen; it comes with conscious effort, good habits, and self-care practices.

  • Fort Drum MEDDAC focuses on becoming'high reliability organization' to boost patient safety

    May 28, 2015

    A "high reliability organization" is defined as one that has succeeded in avoiding a catastrophic event in a setting where normal accidents can be expected due to complexity and risk factors.

  • Take time to learn about threat of ticks

    May 28, 2015

    Like many things, getting outside and enjoying the nice weather comes with some risks. Warmer weather in the North Country brings about insects that may be capable of causing illness.

  • Expeditionary opto-fabricators help Europe see their importance

    May 28, 2015

    By Capt. Robert Gallimore 30th Medical Brigade Public Affairs GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - "These glasses are clearer than the pair I gave them for the prescription!" Capt. Jessica Cowles exclaimed as the visually impaired 30th Medical Brigade officer dons her new pair of prescription glasses. Right now, brand new spectacles can be fabricated inside an up-armored, containerized optical laboratory mounted on to the back of a light medium tactical vehicle, or LMTV, parked on an unimproved helicopter landing zone at Grafenwoehr Training Area.

  • Europe Medical Brigade leader retires after 30 honorable years

    May 28, 2015

    "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life," - Confucius Following a 30 year career of honorable and dedicated service, Command Sgt. Maj. George Grace Jr. credits the Army for providing him 30 years of jobs he loved. "I loved being a soldier, and I am going to miss it," he said during his retirement ceremony in front of a packed theater, May 14 at Sembach Kaserne.

  • Working together to save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment join their Romanian, Canadian, and British allies in transporting a casualty from a helicopter to an ambulance during a CASEVAC training exercise, Brasov Garrison, Romania, May 23. The joint training exercise increased the ability for the counterparts to work together during a medical evacuation, transporting a patient from Cincu Training Area, to Brasov Military Hospital via aviation and land assets. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Jacqueline Dowland, 13th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Tier III Medical now a part of Army Europe training center rotations

    May 27, 2015

    The intent was to showcase the brigade's capabilities to multi-national Allies, partner nations and U.S. units. This is the first time that Role III medical capabilities have been incorporated into the Combined Resolve series of exercises, a new Army requirement for combat training center rotations.

  • Army Medicine Hosts Vice Chief of Staff at Infectious Disease Research Facility

    May 27, 2015

    Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn visited the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, or WRAIR, in Silver Spring, Maryland, May 20. Although Allyn was briefed on the overall missions of WRAIR, the visit highlighted WRAIR's recent roll to combat Ebola; long-term research on vaccines to fight malaria and acquired human immunodeficiency virus (HIV); infectious diseases being studied at the Clinical Trial Center; and military psychiatry and neuroscience.

  • B4Stage4: Changing the way we think about mental health

    May 27, 2015

    When we think about cancer, heart disease, or diabetes, we don't wait years to treat them. We start before Stage 4 -- we begin with prevention.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 27, 2015

    Although many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training.

  • Kenner training helps save lives

    May 26, 2015

    Many Soldiers think of combat medics when it comes to saving lives on the battlefield, a battle buddy can help increase survival rates with knowledge learned from Combat Lifesaver Training. Kenner Army Health Clinic medics and heatlh care specialists are leading the way in Combat Livesaver Training

  • Purple Heart Presented to Family of Soldier Killed in Fort Hood Attack

    May 26, 2015

    Capt. Russell Seager served as a Army nurse corps officer specializing in combat stress control.

  • Carson WTB gets new commander

    May 26, 2015

    The Warrior Transition Battalion held a Change of Command ceremony May 19 at the Colorado National Guard's regional training center on Fort Carson. Lt. Col. Aaron Termain relinquished command to Lt. Col. David Laydon. "Warrior Transition Battalions are very, very special," said Col. Dennis LeMaster, Fort Carson's Medical Department Activity commander. "They serve as a healing refuge for our Nation's Soldiers whether they be wounded, ill, or injured." LeMaster said that due to the unique mission of the Warrior Transition Battalion "the very best cadre" are selected to lead and care for Soldiers assigned to the battalion.

  • Contraception and Deployment

    May 22, 2015

    Menstrual cycle and fertility control are two important issues facing reproductive age women that impact unit readiness and deployment experience. The health and quality of women's lives could be markedly improved if all women received comprehensive education, had access to a full range of contraceptive options, and actually used one of these options. Comprehensive education combined with utilization of contraceptive methods has proven to allow women to effectively control their menstrual cycles, with implications for deployment health and the rate of unintended pregnancies.

  • Army Military Treatment Facilities Honored for Sustainability Excellence

    May 22, 2015

    Several Army military treatment facilities (MTFs) were honored for their sustainability achievements and practices at the CleanMed 2015 Conference held recently in Portland, Oregon.

  • Memorial Day: Respect, Honor, Remember the Fallen

    May 22, 2015

    On the final Monday in May, we, as a nation, honor the sacrifice of our fallen men and women in uniform. We honor their lives, their courage, their legacy and their service. The freedoms every American enjoys today have been guaranteed by the sacrifice of our fallen Service members. Although Memorial Day is a dedicated holiday, we should remember and honor our fallen Service members every day.

  • Memorial Day Holiday Safety 2015

    May 21, 2015

    Memorial Day is a time of reflection, to remember and pay tribute to those brave men and women who gave their full and final measure in service to this great Nation. This Memorial Day as we honor our fallen comrades, we also give thanks to all Soldiers past and present for their sacrifices and service.

  • Summer fun at Fort Leonard Wood starts with safety, health

    May 21, 2015

    Each year during this time, Fort Leonard Wood leaders turn their focus to Safety Days. Nutter Field House served as the hub for safety knowledge Friday, during the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Safety and Health Fair.

  • 'Mountain Medics' return from deployment

    May 21, 2015

    Eleven Fort Carson Soldiers with the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine), 10th Combat Hospital, returned May 20 from a deployment to Kuwait.

  • Breaking bad: Seeking help from addiction

    May 21, 2015

    For the last two weeks Breaking Bad brought to you the story of Mike Anderson and Clayton Johnson, two men with a substance abuse problem. Anderson came to a breaking point when he was in a car accident with his two children while intoxicated. He sought help and learned to speak about his past. Johnson was encouraged by his wife to seek help after he developed changes to his mind and body. He enrolled in a 30-day program and returned with new determination. This is part three of the three-part story.

  • USAMRMC Participates in First-ever DOD Lab Day

    May 20, 2015

    Showcasing the Army's most advanced medical research, development and technology, the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command participated in the first DOD Lab Day at the Pentagon May 14.

  • "BIPASS" the ER waiting room? Yes!!!

    May 20, 2015

    The Beneficiary Instant Physician Appointment Scheduling System (BIPASS) allows some incoming ER patients to bypass the ER waiting room by instantly booking an appointment with a primary care physician instead. Real-time primary care appointment availability can now be viewed on a large-screen display located outside the Emergency Room, on another display for those waiting to be seen inside the ER waiting room, and it's even available online from the GLWACH website for all of GLWACH's TRICARE beneficiaries to use. When cancellations occur, they appear as available appointments almost immediately--within two minutes--on BIPASS. "The BIPASS webpage is the most visited page on our website," said Randall W. Moore II, GLWACH's ER assistant chief.

  • Tripler doctor uses military medicine to build Pacific partnerships

    May 20, 2015

    Col. Jeffery Greene, a medical doctor and adolescent pediatrician at Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, discusses his three-month medical mission in Palau. For Greene, it's about influencing and promoting health to bring together cultures for lasting positive relationships.

  • Treatment for addiction is a phone call away with AMIOP

    May 20, 2015

    Addictions Medicine Intensive Outpatient Program (AMIOP), is providing a valuable service to thousands of active duty service members, retirees, and family members from all branches of the military.

  • Army researchers look for permanent end to Ebola virus

    May 19, 2015

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases are partnering to help expedite progress in the global fight against Ebola.

  • PRMC presence at LANPAC

    May 19, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) had a presence at the 2015 Association of the United States Army's (AUSA) Land Forces of the Pacific (LANPAC) Conference, at the Sheraton--Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, on May 19, 2015, with its Commanding General, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, participating on a discussion panel for the "Multilateral Opportunities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific" and an information booth setup and staffed by the PRMC personnel.

  • TRADOC Reserve Instructor of the Year credits mentorship for his success

    May 18, 2015

    FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. --- Maj. Gen. A.C. Roper, commander 80th Training Command, cited Sgt. 1st Class Raymundo Soto's dedication, professionalism, and selfless service as he presented the Intelligence Analyst senior instructor with the 2014 U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Reserve Instructor of the Year award during a ceremony here, May 12, 2015. Impressed with Soto's accomplishment, Sgt. Maj. Jose Schneegans, operations sergeant major 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas, remembers a time when then Spc. Soto was a different Soldier. He was sometimes late to Battle Assemblies, his uniform was less than 100 percent and he barely passed the Army Physical Fitness Test. Schneegans, who at the time was a staff sergeant, decided to have what he refers to as a pep talk with the young Soldier. Soto said it was a butt chewing.

  • Reasonable accommodation helps foster productive work environment

    May 18, 2015

    Womack Army Medical Center hosted a training event inviting representatives from other agencies across Fort Bragg to learn more about reasonable accommodation and how to help all employees be fully participating members of the team.

  • New system reduces EFMP processing time, paperwork

    May 15, 2015

    Processing Exceptional Family Member Program family travel request cases used to take weeks and involved file cabinets full of paperwork. But not anymore.

  • Cutting-Edge Intensive Care Unit opens at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center

    May 15, 2015

    The modern Eisenhower Army Medical Center ICU design and new technology, allows the staff to provide improved comfort and care for truly sick patients and their families, as well as a coordinated team approach to care for patients when they need us the most.

  • Dignity, respect training drives customer service improvements

    May 15, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. -- Northern Regional Medical Command senior leadership attended a full-day of dignity and respect training May 13 to improve staff relationships and promote teambuilding as a means to improve customer service.

  • Senior Army leaders challenge workforce to embrace technology, prevent Soldier loss

    May 15, 2015

    ALEXANDRIA, Virginia - Speaking at the Senior Safety and Occupational Health Summit held here April 12-17, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Farnsworth, director, Army Safety, and commanding general, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, challenged the 350 safety and occupational health professionals in attendance to not rest on their laurels, but to work together and exploit 21st century technology to identify and influence Soldier behavior to prevent accidents.

  • Senior medical officer engages safety professionals

    May 15, 2015

    FORT RUCKER, Alabama -- Captivating them with his candor and wit, the Army's deputy surgeon general challenged the audience of 350 safety and occupational health professionals to continue focusing their efforts on the achievable goal of zero preventable harm within their respective organizations despite any future challenges.

  • Wounded Warrior uses adaptive sports for change

    May 15, 2015

  • Initiative educates patients on prescription process

    May 14, 2015

    Kenner wants to ensure that everyone's medication reconciliation process is completed to ensure safe care is provided. The clinic has a process in place in which a health care provider reviews with patients the medications they are taking. It includes all prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, vitamins and supplements an individual is currently taking along with new medications.

  • Gamberi Regional Medical Hospital opens for service

    May 14, 2015

    The 201st Afghan National Army Corps hosted a ceremony marking the opening of the Gamberi Regional Medical Hospital at Tactical Base Gamberi May 11, 2015.

  • Lyster offers screenings as part of Better Hearing and Speech Month

    May 14, 2015

    Ineffective communication in our lives can sometimes lead to not having our essential needs and wants met. This is why Lyster Army Health Clinic recognizes Better Hearing and Speech Month during the month of May.

  • Parents lead way in healthy childhood eating habits

    May 14, 2015

    Childhood obesity is becoming an increasing concern amongst parents and pediatricians. As children engage in more sedentary activities, the ratio of activity to calories consumed widens and weight gain and unhealthy eating habits creep in to daily routines. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army Surgeon General and the commanding general for the Army Medical Command, encourages children to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, a sentiment that is reinforced in the Army's Performance Triad program and echoed by Madigan Army Medical Center pediatricians and care providers.

  • Buckeye Reservists share aloha at TAMC

    May 14, 2015

    Ohio's finest deployed to the island of Oahu to conduct Overseas Deployment Training at Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) and Schofield Barracks, May 4-14.

  • One year later: 2-2 SCMH 'on leading edge'

    May 14, 2015

    Just one short year after opening its doors, the Soldier Centered Medical Home co-located with Okubo Family Medical Clinic has already made great strides in improving care for its patients -- the Soldiers of 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.

  • PRMC re-launches Facebook page

    May 14, 2015

    Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) has re-launched its Facebook page with an energetic campaign to increase information about the Army's largest geographical medical region.

  • Fort Leonard Wood hospital welcomes top NCO

    May 13, 2015

    Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams assumed responsibility as the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital command sergeant major, replacing outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, May 8.

  • Compound prescription medications - what are they?

    May 13, 2015

    Costs associated with compounded pharmaceutical products have risen dramatically over the last several years. According to a Military Times article published in February 2015, The Department of Defense (DoD) spent $746 million in 2014, up from $259 million in 2013.1 The article references DoD provided data indicating that DoD expenditures for compounded prescriptions amount to $6 million per day.1

  • 5 Years Later, She's 'The Match'

    May 12, 2015

    Imagine spitting in a cup. Now imagine someone calling you five years later to tell you that you can change a life because of that one simple action. For Terri Arranz, a human resources specialist in Army Contracting Command's Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Capital G-1, that process came true this spring.

  • MEDCOM announces winners of 2015 Best Warrior Competition

    May 12, 2015

    The U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) announced the winners of the 2015 Best Warrior Competition during an award ceremony held at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, May 8. MEDCOM's chief enlisted officer, Command Sgt. Maj. Gerald Ecker extended congratulations to Sgt. Felipe Montoya, Dental Command (Noncommissioned Officer of the Year) and Spc. Jordan Mejia, Western Regional Medical Command (Soldier of the Year).

  • PRMC Commander visits Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center

    May 12, 2015

    Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent, Commander, Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) conducted a site visit of the Schofield Barracks Medical Simulations Training Center (MSTC) May 7, 2015 to provide guidance and motivation to the administrative and training staff that serve military emergency response and healthcare professionals in Hawaii.

  • DOD, VA training aims to share lessons learned in amputee care

    May 11, 2015

    Healthcare providers from Department of Defense and Department of Veterans Affairs facilities across the world will gather here next week for a joint training symposium focused on the latest innovations in amputee care.

  • GLWACH welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    May 11, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. -- Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams assumed responsibility as the new General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital Command Sergeant Major, replacing outgoing Hospital Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams, Friday. Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Williams comes to Fort Leonard Wood from the Southern Regional Medical Command at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as outgoing Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams heads to Germany. Hospital Commander, Col. Peter Nielsen, welcomed the new Command Sergeant Major and assured him that this was going to be a great tour for him and his family. "This is an outstanding hospital--the best hospital in the AMEDD," Nielsen said. "Thank you very much for what I know you're going to do on behalf of our staff, our patients and our community." Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams spoke about his life's journey and what this assignment has meant to him. "First, I want to thank God because he has taken me from a little kid back in Alabama and New Orleans to the pinnacle and one of the best jobs I've had in the Army," said Command Sgt. Maj. Tony Williams. "One of the things I will miss about this special place are the relationships that I have gained over the last 22 months," Williams said. "I cherish the relationships and comraderies I've gained throughout the hospital and the community. They have become priceless to me and my family." During his time at GLWACH, Williams saw many new first-time services initiated here such as the first civilian/military Electronic Intensive Care Unit established in an MTF, and the first ever VA inpatient sharing agreement with the Harry S. Truman Memorial Veteran's Hospital to provide local veterans with healthcare closer to their homes. "What great lengths our staff goes through daily to take great care of our nation's sons, daughters, family members and retirees. What a great team of teams we have. I am humbled to have been a part of this impressive team," Williams said. Several exclusive GLWACH-only services initiated by staff members have advanced medical practices within both Army and civilian medicine alike such as the "Stemi hot load" cardiac patient transport procedure which ultimately saved the lives of five patients during the first few months since the procedure went live. "So, what makes GLWACH so great?" asked Williams. "It is truly about the people. I can unequivocally say that it is the Soldiers and civilians who roll up their sleeves every day and make magic happen." People will forget what you say and what you did but people will never forget how you made them feel, Williams said. "I look out over the crowd and I see faces. Faces that greeted me every morning with a bright smile and a warm hello as I walked throughout the facility, Fort Leonard Wood, and the civilian community on a daily basis. You in the audience are what makes this place so special to my family," Williams said. Incoming Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams remarked that it was both a privilege and an honor to be selected for his new position here. "As the Army and Army Medicine transforms, I will ensure that our beneficiaries and the local community receive the highest quality healthcare possible. That's my pledge to you, Fort Leonard Wood Community," said Command Sgt. Maj. David Williams. "I pledge to the Soldiers these things: their ultimate welfare, training, development and mentorship." "These are both fine, outstanding Sergeants Major," Nielsen said. "This is a bitter-sweet day." (Editor's note: John Brooks is the marketing and public affairs officer at General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital)

  • 2015 Alamo Federal Executive Board Winners

    May 11, 2015

    Several Army Medicine employees were recognized by the Alamo Federal Executive Board recently for their accomplishments and achievements during the 2015 Federal Recognition Awards ceremony held at the Schertz Civic Center in Schertz, Texas.

  • PRMC former Chief of Staff retires after 30 years of service

    May 11, 2015

    The Pacific Regional Medical Command (PRMC) holds a retirement ceremony for former PRMC Chief of Staff, Col. Lawrence B. Connell, Deputy Chief, Operations, Joint Cyber Center at the Battleship Missouri Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 8, 2015, after thirty years of service.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • Are We Addicted to Food?

    May 8, 2015

    Are Americans addicted to food? America's weight problem is likely due to a number of factors, one of which is our relationship with food.

  • Building Partnerships for Soldier Transition, DoD Warrior Games, and Beyond

    May 8, 2015

    Representatives of military service organizations (MSO) and veterans service organizations (VSO) were invited to Fort Belvoir on May 4 for a tour of facilities and services that are available to Soldiers in Transition. The invitation from the Warrior Transition Brigade-National Capital Region aimed to seek additional strategic opportunities to "establish a community of support."

  • "Move to Health": Army Medicine Empowers the Patient

    May 8, 2015

    To help individuals change their life habits, Army Medicine aims to provide clinic personnel with additional tools to engage Solders and their Families and guide them to permanent changes in sleep, nutrition, and exercise habits. The U.S. Army Medical Command has deployed "Move to Health", a professional development program designed to aid clinical personnel and clinic staff.

  • 80th Training Command HQ observes National Day of Prayer

    May 8, 2015

    Richmond, VA. (May 8, 2015) -- The 80th Training Command Chaplain's Office hosted a prayer breakfast to celebrate the national day of prayer at the U.S. Defense Supply Center Richmond Va., May 7, 2015. Chaplain (Col.) David L. Waters Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command chaplain, delivered the sermon to an audience made up of Soldiers and civilians from the 80th TC and the Defense Supply Center.

  • Women urged to get checkups

    May 7, 2015

    Natioinal Women's Health Week is a great time to remind women about the importance of preventive health screenings to help them take steps for longer, healthier, happier lives.

  • Lyster hosts event focused on women's health

    May 7, 2015

    Lyster Army Health Clinic will host a women's health event Monday, May 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Lifespace Center area. The event is part of National Women's Health Week, May 10 through 16.

  • WBAMC surgeon wins international Top Gun competition

    May 7, 2015

    Dr. (Capt.) Gregory Pierce, a fourth year surgical resident at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, took first in the Top Gun Laparoscopic Skills competition at the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons conference held at the Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee, April 15-18.

  • US Army Europe's Combat Support Hospital Honors Month of the Military Child

    May 7, 2015

    By Capt. Daniel Boone and Capt. Mary Andrea Ugaddan 212th CSH Public Affairs MIESAU, Germany - 400 Family Members and Soldiers converged at the Live Surgical Exercise training site on Miesau Ammo Depot as the 212th Combat Support Hospital opened its gates to welcome children and spouses to a Family Day April 19 in celebration of the Month of the Military Child.

  • Vets conduct 1st field hospital, lab exercises

    May 7, 2015

    The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) medical teams practiced real-world procedures and scenarios as well as food inspection during an exercise on Fort Carson April 27-29, 2015.

  • Resiliency key to speaker's fate

    May 7, 2015

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade welcomed inspirational speaker Jared Estes on April 24. Estes told Soldiers his story of resilience and overcoming tragedy.

  • Patient-centered care in NCR top priority

    May 7, 2015

    Medical professionals gathered at the Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Community Center April 28 to discuss quality and patient-centered care during the National Capital Region Quality Conference: Perfecting Patient Care.

  • SAUSHEC Research Day highlights research accomplishments in variety of medical specialties

    May 6, 2015

    San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium held its annual Research Day April 23 at San Antonio Military Medical Center. Army and Air Force residents and fellows from SAMMC and Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center participated in presentations highlighting their original research in their specialties of study.

  • BAMC Soldiers to compete at 2015 DOD Warrior Games

    May 6, 2015

    Five current or former Brooke Army Medical Center Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers will compete at the Department of Defense Warrior Games June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. The Soldiers selected for the Army Team are 1st Lt. Kelly Elmlinger, Sgt 1st Class Katie Kuiper, retired Staff Sgt. Eric Pardo, retired Sgt. Bethany Stewart and Sgt. 1st Class Michael Smith.

  • 5th AR battalion provides medical training

    May 6, 2015

    MCGREGOR RANGE, New Mexico -- Division West's 5th Armored Brigade incorporated medical evacuation support and medical treatment into a culminating training exercise for Louisiana Army National Guard's 1023rd Engineer Company in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan. The 2nd Battalion, 290th Training Support Regiment, provided the training in the previous days leading up to the CTE.

  • Puget Sound Military Health System officer delivers keynote speech at Tacoma award ceremony

    May 6, 2015

    A service member injured in combat today has a greater than 90 percent survival rate, a Puget Sound Military Health System officer recently shared with community members. "This success is no accident -- it is directly attributable to the service and sacrifice of our dedicated uniform and civilian professionals. And it is directly attributable to the leadership in military medicine," said Navy Capt. James Thralls, Puget Sound MHS chief operating officer, during a keynote speech about leadership at the Howard O. Scott Citizen-Service Member of the Year Award Ceremony in late April.

  • Team hits road to promote holistic medicine

    May 5, 2015

    Tai Chi, breathing techniques and mindful eating are among exercises that medical professionals will take part in during a 2.5-day class scheduled for Army clinics across the country.

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