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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) announces holiday schedule

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of Christmas and New Year’s Day, Blanchfield Army  Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holidays December 25th  and 26th, as well as January 1st.

All Soldier and Patient-Centered Homes (primary care services) are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule Friday, January 2nd.

BACH pharmacies will operate on a Day of No Scheduled Activities January 2nd. The main pharmacy within the hospital will be open from 8:00am to 4:00pm and the Town Center Pharmacy will be open from 8:00am to 5:00pm. The Town Center Pharmacy will operate normal Saturday hours December 27th and January 3rd from 8:00am to 4:00pm, the Saturday after Christmas and New Year’s. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s BACH to hold Breast Cancer Support Group meeting December 18th

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The next Breast Cancer Support Group held at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in the Patient and Family Medical Resource Center is December 18th at 10:00am.

Are you a newly diagnosed or long term survivor of breast cancer? Would you like to give and share in hopes and experiences with others who are also healing? «Read the rest of this article»

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

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving, personnel at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes will observe the federal holiday Thursday.

All Patient-Centered Medical Homes will consolidate to the Gold Army Family Medical Home for primary care Friday during the associated Day of No Scheduled Activities (DONSA). The hospital remains open 24 hours every day, seven days a week, for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Operation Warfighter Internship program helps bridge gap for transitioning warriors

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Easing the employment transition for Fort Campbell’s wounded, ill and injured recovering Service members, Operation Warfighter (OWF) hosted its quarterly career fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Wednesday, allowing Soldiers to meet face-to-face with more than a dozen federal agencies with internship opportunities.

As a federal internship program, Operation Warfighter provides opportunities for Service members to augment their employment readiness by building their resumes, exploring employment interests, obtaining formal and on-the-job training, and gaining valuable Federal government work experience that helps prepare them for the future.

Staff Sgt. Shirley Clingan, a Soldier at Fort Campbell's Warrior Transition Battalion, discusses internship opportunities with Defense Finance and Accounting Service during Operation Warfighter's quarterly career fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 19. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

Staff Sgt. Shirley Clingan, a Soldier at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion, discusses internship opportunities with Defense Finance and Accounting Service during Operation Warfighter’s quarterly career fair at the Soldier and Family Assistance Center Nov. 19. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Soldier named U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell KY – Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish of Blanchfield Army Community Hospital has been named the U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year.

He was presented the award by Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb and Command Sgt. Major Jayme Johnson in a small ceremony at the Hospital yesterday. He will compete against other major commands in the Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year board in January.

Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb and Command Sgt. Major Jayme Johnson congratulate Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Career Counselor, who was recently selected as the U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year. (Erin Perez/U.S. Army)

Brig. Gen. Barbara R. Holcomb and Command Sgt. Major Jayme Johnson congratulate Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Parrish, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Career Counselor, who was recently selected as the U.S. Army Medical Command Career Counselor of the Year. (Erin Perez/U.S. Army)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital services offered Veterans Day holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Veterans Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Tuesday, November 11th. Therefore, all Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes and pharmacies will be closed.

The hospital remains open every day, 24 hours, seven days a week, for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Health commissioner reaffirms synced efforts at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital roundtable

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Tennessee’s top health department official joined military and civilian health administrators at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday for a roundtable discussion on how healthcare efforts are synchronized across multiple agencies from local to county, regional and state levels.

The working lunch meeting was an opportunity to bolster longstanding relationships and communicate directly with Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, which is tasked to protect, promote and improve the health of people in Tennessee.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

Dr. (Col.) Michael Helwig, Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, discusses training and resources with Dr. (Col.) George Appenzeller, Hospital Commander, and Dr. John Dreyzehner, Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Health, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Tuesday.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital celebrates life with annual Walk to Remember

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – During Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s 8th annual Walk to Remember Ceremony Thursday, families and parents gathered to remember and honor children lost at birth, miscarriage or at a young age.

The event, held on the hospital’s “A” Building Veranda, was organized by BACH’s chaplain and Bereavement Support Committee in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month. The national observance provides an opportunity to increase understanding of the tragedy involved in the deaths of unborn and newborn babies.

During a Walk To Remember ceremony at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Gidley leads attendees in a balloon release to honor the memories of babies lost. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

During a Walk To Remember ceremony at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Chaplain (Maj.) Thomas Gidley leads attendees in a balloon release to honor the memories of babies lost. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie)

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Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell calls on Center for Disease Control to Train Workers, Protect Montgomery County from Ebola Risk

 

Tennessee State Representative - District 74Clarksville, TN – In response to the news that Fort Campbell soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will be deployed to Liberia to assist in fighting the outbreak of the Ebola virus there, State Representative John Tidwell is calling on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to prepare hospital personnel in Montgomery County to protect themselves and our community in the event that a returning soldier is infected with the virus.

“Our military families and our community have endured so many burdens in the War on Terror. Now they are being called upon to assist in the world’s fight against Ebola.  We need to be sure our families are not endangered by a lack of preparedness,” said Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell.

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony/Walk on October 17th

 

BACH invites Community to join this Event

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s medical team is hosting a Breast Cancer Awareness ceremony and walk October 17th at noon at the hospital’s “A” building Veranda, next to the healing garden. Breast cancer survivors, their families and the community are invited to attend.

“This is a special time we can offer our support to Soldiers, Retirees and Families who have braved through the diagnosis, treatments and battles with breast cancer. It is also a time to reflect and remember our community members who have lost the battle to breast cancer,” said BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. «Read the rest of this article»

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