“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»
Patients invited to World Breastfeeding Week activities at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Fort 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.”
“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»
Fort 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.
Fort 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»
Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital promotes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness
Written by Megan Broadnax
Fort 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.
Written by Megan Broadnax
Fort 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.
Fort 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»
Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort 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.
Saturday appointments available July 26th and August 9th, focuses on TRICARE Prime seen in the network
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) patient-centered medical home teams are conducting school and sports physicals now for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime beneficiaries’ during regular medical home hours.
“As a parent, I understand how this physical can be forgotten until everyone starts thinking about going back to school but this is the perfect time to get it taken care of before summer gets into full swing,” said chief of primary care Col. David Brown. “I encourage all parents to go ahead and schedule their children’s school and sports physicals now before appointments get filled closer to the start of school. Take care of those issues now, taking advantage of open appointments and beating the late summer rush in July and August when new families are transitioning onto post.” «Read the rest of this article»
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