FORT SILL, OK – Fires 50 number 45, “Life is more fun with great teammates.” Reynolds Army Health Clinic (RAHC) hosted their annual Provider Social Thursday, 17 February, as medical providers from across southwest Oklahoma gathered in the Lawton Convention Center at the Hilton Garden Inn. Doctors, nurses and other medical professionals from Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Southwestern Medical Center, and Duncan Regional Hospital were on hand to meet and socialize with their counterparts from RAHC. The event was coordinated by Humana Military which is the service that administers the TRICARE health program for military members, retirees and their families in the East Region. Reynolds Army Health Clinic Commander and the Director for the Central Oklahoma Small Market under the recent Defense Health Agency (DHA) transition, Col. Daniel Bridon, referenced the Fires 50 quote mentioned above in his opening remarks highlighting the excellent care that the southwest Oklahoma TRICARE partners provide to the Soldiers, Family Members, and Retirees that are referred from Reynolds to the TRICARE Network.
The event was not only a chance for the medical professionals in the region to meet, but for Col. Bridon to speak about upcoming changes to TRICARE and introduce the 19 March MHS GENESIS transition for all military treatment facilities in Oklahoma, which will greatly update and upgrade the electronic health record system and allow better healthcare coordination between TRICARE and the Lawton/Fort Sill area medical facilities. The referral process is a major part of the health care provided by RAHC for the Lawton/Fort Sill TRICARE beneficiary population. The specialty medical care that is offered within the local area is vital in order for Reynolds to be able to provide safe, high-quality, accessible, patient-centered care, and to protect and improve the health of the Fort Sill community. Thursday’s event is a small way for Reynolds Army Health Clinic to show their appreciation for the support of the southwest Oklahoma health care community and to take the time to discuss and improve ways to continue that support.
For more information on current TRICARE changes visit https://tricare.mil/
For more information regarding the MHS GENESIS transition and how that will impact you visit; https://reynolds.tricare.mil/Patient-Resources/MHS-GENESIS