By Roger G. Meyer, Evans Army Community Hospital Public AffairsMay 28, 2010
FORT CARSON, Colo.---Evans Army Community Hospital held a ceremony May 14 that recognized the Fort Carson Medical Department Activity's dedication to the health care of Warriors and their Families.
MEDDAC Commander Col. Jimmie O. Keenan and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis L. Wilken signed the Army Medicine Healthcare Covenant document on behalf of Fort Carson MEDDAC's Soldiers and civilians.
The document states: "We are grateful for the contributions of Warriors and their Families. We are committed to deliver maximized physical and behavioral health promotion, improved quality outcome-focused care and services, and improved access and continuity of care. We are committed to providing the highest quality care, to providing support during the healing process, to providing assistance in returning to duty or transitioning to civilian life, and to providing a healing environment that focuses on mind, body and spirit."
Keenan equated the document to a couple's recommitment to their marriage.
"Every day when people come to work here, we're committed to provide quality healthcare; we're here today to recommit to that," she said. "We are signing this for all of you and for everyone in the hospital, everybody out in the clinics, the Premier Health Clinic and those in the division that provide care for our Soldiers, our Families and our retirees every day."
The ceremony took place in the hospital's dining facility and was followed by a reception.