Patient Recognition Month

Thursday February 2, 2012

What it is?

National Patient Recognition Week, celebrated annually the first week in February and recognized officially with special events on National Patient Recognition Day, Feb. 3, presents a golden opportunity for the Army leaders and medical providers to honor the patients trusted to our care-our Soldiers, family members, retirees and all other eligible military health system beneficiaries. Taking it one step further, Army Medicine has chosen to recognize its beneficiaries throughout the month of February. The Army and Army Medicine remain committed to the highest standards in patient-centered care. The theme for 2012 is "We Are Patient Centered."

What the Army has done?

Taking care of Soldiers and their families is Army Medicine's commitment to our Army Family. The Surgeon General and Army Medicine leaders across the Army have signed formal Army Medicine Healthcare Covenants- our commitment to improve services, access and continuity of care for our patients. Army Medicine has also initiated many new programs and support services (Patient Centered Medical Home, Behavioral Health System of Care, Comprehensive Pain Management, the Culture of Trust Campaign, mTBI/ Concussive Injury Protocols and the Dismounted Complex Battle Injury Task Force), to enhance access and continuity of care, patient satisfaction and inspire continued trust in Army Medicine.

Why is this important to the Army?

Our beneficiaries deserve the finest care and support the Army can provide. Army Medicine recognizes paying attention to our beneficiary's unique needs is key to overall patient satisfaction and we will continue to enhance and improve medical support and service.

What does the Army have planned for the future?

Army Medicine leaders and providers, physicians, nurses, technicians, administrative and ancillary support staffs, hospital and clinic volunteers, will continue to provide our patients the quality care that is the foundation of Army Medicine. As we move forward, leaders and medical providers will reinforce and enhance Army Medicine's commitment to patient care, well-being and satisfaction. We honor and thank our Soldiers, retirees and family members for their honorable service and sacrifices made on the battlefield and at home. We are Army Medicine: Serving to Heal…Honored to Serve with a vision of providing word-class healthcare to our Army Family.


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"(America's Soldiers) continue to amaze me with their continued resilience, flexibility and motivation. They are indeed the fabric of our Army. They've made every seemingly impossible task look easy."

- Army's 33rd Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, thanking the American Soldiers, after his Swearing-In Ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., Jan. 31, 2012

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"Goal setting has been identified by research (as) the number one thing that enhances performance. If we use goal setting to improve our performance, it will increase resilience in our Soldiers before, during and after their combat missions."

- Sam Rhodes, retired command sergeant major and the action officer with the Directorate of Training and Doctrine, is responsible for getting the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Resiliency Goals Book app developed, tested, revised and ready for Andriod users

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