By Wendy ArevaloApril 20, 2017
Hollyanne Milley, spouse of the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, visited Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center on April 19 where she received a tour of the various departments and engaged with staff.
Milley, a nurse herself, toured Behavioral Health, the pharmacy and the Family Care Clinic. An emphasis was placed on family healthcare.
After the tour, Milley engaged with junior spouses. She has served as a Family Readiness Group leader at all levels of command and seeks out opportunities to conduct community outreach.
Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center Commander, Lt. Col. Edgar G. Arroyo, said family readiness and soldier readiness are a priority for the health center.
"Soldier readiness starts with Family readiness and we are in line with Ms. Milley's aim at assessing and improving the overall health and vitality of our families," Arroyo said.
Milley has been a nurse for 30 years. She was a critical care nurse for 18 years, working in intensive care units and emergency rooms. The last 12 years she has specialized in cardiac nursing. She currently works for a cardiovascular group in Virginia. She also volunteers every summer in the Appalachian Mountains tending to those who cannot afford medical care.
In addition, she serves as Red Cross Disaster Volunteer and has been a senior advisor for many organizations including the Red Cross, USO, Parent/School liaison, Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS), Easter Seals and Army Emergency Relief.