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Fort Campbell’s Child and Family Behavioral Health System offers opportunities for Family and Soldier Fitness

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Child and Family Behavioral Health System officially opened at Fort Campbell August 27th as the senior leader of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, community supporters Staff Sgt. Aaron and Melissa Fast as well as the commander of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and community partners help cut the ribbon, formally opening the doors to the Fort Campbell community.

The CAFBHS is the Army’s model to provide behavioral health services to military children and their families. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will serve as the Southern Regional Medical Command’s prototype for the system of care.

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell applauds and thanks Fort Campbell community member and supporter of the Child and Family Behavioral Health System Melissa Fast for cutting the ribbon, formally opening the CAFBHS service to the community. Fort Campbell Schools Superintendent Gary Gerstner, CAFBHS Director Dr. Quentin Humberd, 101st Division Band member Staff Sgt. Aaron Fast and BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller held the ribbon as Melissa Fast cut the ribbon Aug. 27. (Fred Holly)

Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commanding general for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell applauds and thanks Fort Campbell community member and supporter of the Child and Family Behavioral Health System Melissa Fast for cutting the ribbon, formally opening the CAFBHS service to the community. Fort Campbell Schools Superintendent Gary Gerstner, CAFBHS Director Dr. Quentin Humberd, 101st Division Band member Staff Sgt. Aaron Fast and BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller held the ribbon as Melissa Fast cut the ribbon Aug. 27. (Fred Holly)

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Fort Campbell Retirees invited ‘Back to BACH’

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital is opening the doors to TRICARE Prime eligible retirees and their Families to come ‘Back to BACH’ for primary care as space allows.

“We have heard from many retirees and their Families that they would like to receive primary care at one of BACH’s medical homes here on post, like the Air Assault, Byrd and Gold Medical Homes or at Screaming Eagle Medical Home within the Clarksville community,” said BACH Commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. “We are excited that we have space available to invite some of our valued retirees back to BACH.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Patients invited to World Breastfeeding Week activities at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The 2014 World Breastfeeding Week theme “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal for Life!” acknowledges that when mothers and babies succeed in their breastfeeding plans, they can enjoy a lifetime of benefits.

“As a medical provider, I strongly encourage breastfeeding because research has shown that babies exclusively breastfed for their first six months are more likely to be healthy babies with lower risk for a wide range of chronic and acute diseases, including ear infections, diarrheal diseases, asthma, obesity, and respiratory illnesses,” said Jessica Chance, Certified Nurse-Midwife for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “Moms who breastfeed also benefit from a decreased risk for breast and ovarian cancers while building a stronger bond with their babies.”

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital working on addressing Appointment Line concerns

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital leaders are aware that some patients calling the Appointment Line may be experiencing longer than normal wait times and dropped calls.

“We appreciate our patients providing feedback to us about experiencing dropped calls and longer than normal wait times in using our Appointment Line,” said BACH Commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. “Patient feedback lets us know what we are doing well and helps us find areas where we can improve,” said Appenzeller. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earns safety recognition

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) earned the Army’s Safety and Occupational Health “Star Status” designation for safety following an on-site review May 27th-30th.

“Workplace safety is critical for organizations across the Army; however it is especially critical in a medical environment,” said BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. He explained that worksite safety helps ensure employees and patients are protected from a variety of potential serious hazards in clinical operations.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital occupational health nurse Kay Wombacher spoke to Concurrent Technologies Corporation senior safety professional David Caswell May 30 as part of the audit performed by the MEDCOM Safety Management team. (U.S. Army - Laura Boyd)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital occupational health nurse Kay Wombacher spoke to Concurrent Technologies Corporation senior safety professional David Caswell May 30 as part of the audit performed by the MEDCOM Safety Management team. (U.S. Army – Laura Boyd)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Independence Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Independence Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Friday, July 4th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed.

Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Center and Inpatient Services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital promotes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s behavioral health team has diligently been promoting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness to the Fort Campbell community this week.

The awareness events culminate on National PTSD Awareness Day Friday, June 27th as chief of behavioral health Maj. Joe Wise and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller spoke to staff and patients about PTSD at 11:30am in the hospital’s “A” building entrance lobby.

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. "I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues," said Jobe. "Hopefully this information will help me work through what I'm going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends." (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues,” said Jobe. “Hopefully this information will help me work through what I’m going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends.” (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital gets visit from Top enlisted MEDCOM Soldier

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The senior enlisted Soldier for all Army Medicine, Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock, recently visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell. As Brock tours hospitals and clinics in the medical community, she often assesses several things.

“I really look at the spirit of what’s going on in the hospital. I can walk into a hospital as a whole and get a sense of the culture, the leadership, and the dynamics going on there,” said Brock.

Army Medicine’s Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock recognized Staff Sgt. Robert Johansen June 11, 2014 for his contributions in the orthopedics clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Brock talked with Soldiers and noncommissioned officers-in-charge who serve throughout the hospital during her two-day visit to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Army Medicine’s Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock recognized Staff Sgt. Robert Johansen June 11, 2014 for his contributions in the orthopedics clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Brock talked with Soldiers and noncommissioned officers-in-charge who serve throughout the hospital during her two-day visit to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Fort Campbell to hold Full-Scale Exercise Tuesday, June 24th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and tenant units will hold a full-scale exercise on post Tuesday, June 24th, which is designed to exercise Fort Campbell first responders, security personnel, medical personnel, and support agreements with local response organizations.

The Emergency Management and Antiterrorism event will test our ability to respond to an incident; communicate; triage, treat, and transport the injured; mitigate the hazard; and recover to normal operations.

Full-scale exercises are conducted yearly at Army installations across the U.S. as part of a cyclic training plan designed to maintain and enhance response capabilities to a multitude of events, while fostering ties and forging partnerships with local principalities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) brings the healing power of planting to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – “This is the first of its kind in Army Medicine” proclaimed Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chief of nutrition care Lt. Col. James Pulliam as more than 20 volunteers used pickaxes, post hole diggers and shovels to break ground May 23rd for a therapeutic garden at the Fort Campbell hospital.

After years of planning, Pulliam, BACH staff and horticultural expert Dana Chango, set their plans in motion to create the first therapeutic horticultural program and garden at an Army medical facility.

A team of volunteers create the Army's first healing garden located within a medical facility's footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital's dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

A team of volunteers create the Army’s first healing garden located within a medical facility’s footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital’s dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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