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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital continues Operating during Government Shutdown

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – During the government shutdown, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital leadership and personnel remain committed to the patients and community they serve to provide the highest quality and standard of care.

“We recognize nearly 100,000 area beneficiaries rely on our medical care in some capacity,” said Col. Anthony L. McQueen, hospital commander. “Our commitment to you is your quality or standard of care will not be compromised by this government shutdown.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital continues with scheduled appointments, medical readiness, inpatient and emergency care, and more.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital continues with scheduled appointments, medical readiness, inpatient and emergency care, and more.

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Fort Campbell open for Limited Operations Tuesday, January 16th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, January 16th, 2018,  the Senior Commander of Fort Campbell has authorized the installation to remain open for limited operations only. Mission Essential Personnel should report to work. DoDEA Schools are closed.

For questions regarding Mission Essential, Civilian employees contact your supervisors, Soldiers contact your unit Commander.

Gates 1, 4, 7, 10 will be the only gates open today, January 16th, due to Winter Weather Conditions.

The Commissary is closed.

Fort Campell is open for limited operations today. (U.S. Army, Sam Shore)

Fort Campell is open for limited operations today. (U.S. Army, Sam Shore)

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Fort Campbell Winter Storm Status for Friday, January 12th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – For Friday, January 12th, 2018, the Senior Commander of U.S. Army Fort Campbell has authorized the installation to remain open for limited operations only. Mission Essential Personnel should report to work. Dependent Schools are closed. For questions regarding Mission Essential, Civilian employees contact your supervisors, Soldiers contact your unit Commander.

The Commissary will be closed and plans to open normal hours on Saturday.

The Exchange will attempt to open all facilities at normal hours, however, the priority is to open Kentucky Express and Gardner Hill Express.

U.S. Army Fort Campbell installation is open Friday, January 12th, for limited operations only.  (Sam Shore)

U.S. Army Fort Campbell installation is open Friday, January 12th, for limited operations only. (Sam Shore)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital announces Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day/DONSA hours

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will operate on the following schedule for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday, Monday, January 15th and the Fort Campbell Day of No Scheduled Activities, Friday, January 12th.

January 15th, Federal Holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

BACH Emergency Center, labor and delivery, inpatient services and supporting emergency services remain open 24/7 on the federal holiday.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital releases Holiday Schedule

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In observance of the federal holiday for Christmas and New Year’s, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will only offer emergency care and inpatient services December 25th and January 1st.

The Warrior Care Clinic and all Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, including Air Assault, Byrd, Campbell Army Airfield, Gold, LaPointe, Screaming Eagle, and Young Eagle, and all pharmacies are closed on the federal holidays.

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BACH uses Virtual Health to help keep Soldiers battle ready at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Commander for Regional Health Command Atlantic Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recently and saw how Virtual Health initiatives are keeping Fort Campbell medical readiness high among the force.

Army Virtual Health uses electronic communication, like video-teleconferencing and secure networked computer data bases to connect patients, their information and providers to health care across the world or across the post.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Soldier Health Services Maj. Tammy Smoak shows Regional Health Command Atlantic Commander Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle how she conducts a Virtual Health appointment. Smoak uses a computer and video camera at one of her health clinics to connect over a secure network to Health Technician Kelly Money at Fort Campbell's Soldier Support Center. Smoak uses this virtual connection to conduct medical visits with Soldiers completing their Periodic Health Assessment, an annual requirement for all service members. Blanchfield is able to save time and improve readiness by conducting these assessments virtually during Soldier in-processing. (Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Soldier Health Services Maj. Tammy Smoak shows Regional Health Command Atlantic Commander Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle how she conducts a Virtual Health appointment. Blanchfield is able to save time and improve readiness by conducting these assessments virtually during Soldier in-processing. (Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Thanksgiving Holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital personnel will observe the federal holiday Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.

The Warrior Care Clinic and all Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, including Campbell Army Airfield, LaPointe, Byrd, Air Assault, Gold, Young Eagle and Screaming Eagle, and pharmacies will be closed November 23rd. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

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American Red Cross says give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.

Mike Healey’s son was born prematurely, weighing 3 pounds, and immediately needed blood. “I gave blood the next day and have done it 56 times since then,” he said. Though Healey’s son spent his first 49 days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit, he has thrived and is now a healthy, 10-year-old little league baseball player. “I will never forget whoever selflessly gave blood for my son.”

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Former 101st Airborne Division Rakkasan memorialized at Fort Campbell Fisher House

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A rocking horse, meant to bring joy to children while honoring a fallen Soldier, was donated to the Fort Campbell Fisher House, October 13th, 2017.

The horse was hand crafted by volunteers in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Knier died October 21st, 2006 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Bayji, Iraq.

Volunteer Scott Snyder presents a custom-made rocking horse to the Fort Campbell Fisher House Oct. 13 in honor of former Rakkasan, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Soldiers from the Iron Rakkasans, BACH, and family friends joined Knier’s mother at the presentation ceremony honoring her son. Knier served at Fort Campbell in 1997 with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division - “Iron Rakkasans”. (Maria Yager)

Volunteer Scott Snyder presents a custom-made rocking horse to the Fort Campbell Fisher House Oct. 13 in honor of former Rakkasan, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Soldiers from the Iron Rakkasans, BACH, and family friends joined Knier’s mother at the presentation ceremony honoring her son. Knier served at Fort Campbell in 1997 with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Iron Rakkasans”. (Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recommends Annual Mammograms for Women over 40

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medical officials recommend women age 40 and older have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer.

“Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990. Annual mammograms can help detect cancer in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable,” said Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist and Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

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