By Leanne Thomas, Tripler Army Medical CenterMarch 29, 2018
HONOLULU (March 29, 2018) -- (From left to right) Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Sloan of Tripler Army Medical Center, or TAMC, Staff Sgt. Chad Surface, noncommissioned officer in charge of TAMC Pediatric Specialties Clinic, Lynne Faulkner, clinical nurse officer in charge of TAMC Pediatric Specialties Clinic, Lt. Col. Jeremy Edwards, chief of the TAMC Department of Pediatrics, and Col. Andrew Barr, TAMC commander, officially open the doors to the new TAMC Pediatric Specialties Clinic in Hawaiian tradition by untying a maile lei symbolizing honor, love, and a gift. The new stand-alone state-of-the-art pediatric specialties clinic is now located on the 8th floor and includes a dedicated pediatric pulmonary function testing laboratory and two state-of-the-art treatment and chemotherapy rooms for complex pediatric patients who require intravenous medications. The design of the clinic was strategically planned to situate a multidisciplinary team of pediatric specialty care physicians, nurses, ancillary staff, a child life specialist, a respiratory specialist, and administrative staff members to now work in the same location to better serve pediatric patients and their families. Much like the lei, the clinic is a gift to the families of our warriors and also demonstrates the Army's commitment toward improving health care. The TAMC Pediatric Specialties Clinic provides high-quality pediatric subspecialty care for pediatric patients with complex medical conditions and specialized medical needs throughout the Pacific region; providing consultation services in Endocrinology, Cardiology, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Hematology/Oncology, Nephrology, Pulmonology, Psychology, and Infectious Disease.