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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital adds noninvasive screening method for Colon Cancer

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – While colonoscopy, a procedure performed in the hospital under sedation, is the most accurate screening method for colon cancer, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) recently added a new, noninvasive screening method for colon cancer that beneficiaries can do at home.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States and medical officials said early detection greatly increases survivability.

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most. (CDC)

Mail-in colon cancer screening may end colonoscopy for most. (CDC)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital holds Change of Command Ceremony for new Commander

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 17th, 2019 at the Fort Campbell Family Resource Center, Tennessee-native Col. Patrick T. Birchfield assumed command of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell during a change of command ceremony.

Birchfield replaced Col. Anthony McQueen, who led efforts to transform BACH’s medical support to units from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, enabling the medical readiness of more than 90 percent of their Soldiers for deployment, and providing access to care for more than 73,000 beneficiaries.

Col. Anthony McQueen relinquishes command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Campbell to Col. Patrick Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 17. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Deputy Commanding General of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, passes the hospital colors to Birchfield, symbolizing the transfer of command responsibility. (David E. Gillespie)

Col. Anthony McQueen relinquishes command of U.S. Army Medical Department Activity-Fort Campbell to Col. Patrick Birchfield during a change of command ceremony June 17. Brig. Gen. Michael J. Talley, Deputy Commanding General of Regional Health Command-Atlantic, passes the hospital colors to Birchfield, symbolizing the transfer of command responsibility. (David E. Gillespie)

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101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell Celebrate U.S. Army’s 244th Birthday

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY –  The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Campbell, soldiers, leaders, tenant units and distinguished civilian guests gathered for a ceremony to celebrate the U.S. Army’s 244th birthday, June 13th, 2019 on Fort Campbell.

The theme for the Army’s birthday this year was “America’s Army: Honoring the Call to Service from D-Day to Today.” The theme was very fitting for the “Screaming Eagle” division, as 85 Soldiers just returned from 10 days in Carentan, Normandy, France.

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell's oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

Col. Clair Gill (center), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commander, Support, is joined by Fort Campbell’s oldest Soldier, Lt. Col. John McDonough (right), assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, and youngest Soldier, Pvt. Justin Davila (left), of 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment for a cake cutting ceremony marking the 244th Army Birthday. (Pfc. John Simpson, 101st Airborne Division)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to consolidate some Outpatient, Pharmacy Services Friday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On June 14th, 2019, some outpatient services at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will consolidate and the Town Center Pharmacy will close one hour early in conjunction with the Fort Campbell training holiday for the Army’s 244th Birthday. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

Outpatient Soldier care Friday, June 14th will consolidate to LaPointe Health Clinic. Any Soldier with an outpatient primary care appointment who normally receives their care at Byrd, Campbell Army Airfield, and LaPointe, will be treated at LaPointe, located at 5979 Desert Storm Avenue.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to offer school, sports physicals this summer

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) patient-centered medical home teams are offering extended-hours clinics in the afternoon for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime children to receive school and sports physicals this summer.

If your child had a school or sports physical completed at one of BACH’s medical homes within the last 12 months and has had no medical changes, it is not necessary to receive another physical. BACH medical home patients who do not need a new physical may contact their care team to have the required school forms completed.

Paperwork may take up to three business days to complete.

School and Sports Physicals are being offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital this Summer.

School and Sports Physicals are being offered by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital this Summer.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient schedule for holiday weekend, Baby Expo Friday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In observance of Memorial Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) follow a holiday schedule Monday, May 27th. All outpatient medical homes, specialty clinics and pharmacies will be closed; however, the hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care and labor and delivery services.

BACH Soldier and Family Centered Medical Homes will operate on Day of No Scheduled Activity Friday, May 24th with the Soldiers’ primary care being offered at LaPointe Soldier Centered Medical Home and Family primary care services offered at Air Assault Family Medical Home within the hospital.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital expecting moms receive visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy, parenting author Heidi Murkoff

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Heidi Murkoff,Best-selling author of the pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series,  visited new and expecting mothers at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), May 6th, 2019 in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower and Reunion on Fort Campbell.

“This is our seventh year of doing Special Delivery Baby Showers, which we do around the world — Korea, Guam, Fort Campbell — you name it,” said Murkoff.

The USO Special Delivery Baby Shower tour has visited 35 military installations, giving military moms of newborns and moms-to-be an afternoon of traditional baby shower games, camaraderie, gifts and a question and answer period with Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the pregnancy and parenting "What to Expect" book series, Heidi Murkoff, talks with Army spouse, Courtney Crocker, during a Centering Pregnancy session at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, May 6. Murkoff visited BACH in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower and Reunion on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff, talks with Army spouse, Courtney Crocker, during a Centering Pregnancy session at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, May 6. Murkoff visited BACH in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower and Reunion on Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Steps Baby Expo, May 24th

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The second annual Baby Steps Baby Expo will be held by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) on May 24th, 2019 from 10:00am to 1:00pm at Fort Campbell’s Family Resource Center.

“We’re very excited to bring this expo to Fort Campbell again. The Baby Expo is an educational fair that allows families to be connected with community resources here at Fort Campbell and the surrounding city-community,” said Sgt. Luz Gomez, non-commissioned officer in charge of BACH’s Mother Baby Unit and a return member of the Baby Expo planning committee.

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Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day to be held May 18th during Week of the Eagles

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day is open to retirees from all branches of service and their spouses. It will be held this year on Saturday, May 18th, 2019 at the Soldier Support Center, 2702 Michigan Avenue.

Retiree Appreciation Day begins at 10:00am, with an 11:00am opening ceremony during which Theodore Faulkner, Personnel Processing Branch chief, Retirement Services officer and event organizer, will provide an update of retiree benefits.

The guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Mark E. Green, who represents Tennessee’s seventh congressional district that includes Clarksville Tennessee.

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

Representatives from 35 organizations including the American Red Cross, Tennessee Valley Healthcare System and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital were on hand to field questions from retirees and their spouses during the 2018 Retiree Appreciation Day at the Soldier Support Center, Fort Campbell, KY. (Fort Campbell Public Affairs archives, U.S. Army)

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586th Field Hospital Soldiers hone essential tasks in medical field training exercise at Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) joined their medical counterparts from the Fort Campbell-based 586th Field Hospital recently for a field training exercise aimed at measuring the readiness of the 586th and its ability to integrate medical staff from BACH.

“The 586th Field Hospital was activated last year and began its training cycle from the ground up, creating clinical standard operating procedures…developing methods to test the SOPs. The focus of this FTX is to get after our clinical tasks for the 68 Whiskey’s (combat medic specialists) and 68 Charlies (practical nursing specialists) and integrate some of our medical augmentees who work at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital,” said Maj. Matthew O’Conner, chief of nursing for the 586th and FTX coordinator.

BACH Soldiers joined Soldiers from the Fort Campbell-based 586th Field Hospital for a training exercise, recently, aimed at readiness. A mass casualty drill, featuring role-players with realistic-looking wounds and injuries, tested the unit's ability to respond and triage patients to the appropriate level of care.  (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Soldiers joined Soldiers from the Fort Campbell-based 586th Field Hospital for a training exercise, recently, aimed at readiness. A mass casualty drill, featuring role-players with realistic-looking wounds and injuries, tested the unit’s ability to respond and triage patients to the appropriate level of care. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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