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

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
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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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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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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Columbus Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Columbus Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, October 13th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed. The Emergency Center will remain open to provide acute and emergency medical care.

BACH Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes as well as specialty services will remain open Friday, October 10th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to offer vaccines and screenings during Fort Campbell’s Retiree Appreciation Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s primary care team is organizing opportunities for retirees within the community to participate in the annual health fair offered as part of Fort Campbell Retiree Appreciation Day September 27th from 8:00am to 2:00pm.

The health fair will be located in hospital’s “C” entrance off Bastogne Avenue and the Retiree Fair will be at Cole Park Commons.

A flu vaccination (CDC)

A flu vaccination (CDC)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital prepares to provide flu vaccine, late September

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) patient care teams expect Fort Campbell to begin providing the flu vaccine to families within the Patient-Centered Medical Homes September 29th, Preventive medicine staff members will offer the vaccine in multiple venues again this year.

“BACH typically begins providing the flu vaccine in October where beneficiaries receiving the vaccine will be provided the most protection over the traditional flu season in this region which runs between October and March,” said BACH Chief of Preventive Medicine Maj. Samuel Peik.

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Breast Cancer Awareness remembrance at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Breast Cancer Support Group meeting September 24th and the Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony October 17th at noon.

A Breast Cancer Awareness remembrance and support for survivors’ ceremony will be held at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s “A” Building Veranda, next to the Healing Garden off the Air Assault Street entrance to the hospital October 17th at noon.

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Community invited to support wounded, injured and ill Soldiers Bike ride from Fort Knox to Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell residents and members of the surrounding communities are invited to show their support September 19th for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers as they participate in the Bluegrass Rendezvous Bike Ride, a therapeutic and challenging ride.

The Fort Campbell group will consist of WTB Soldiers, cadre and staff and their support team. They will meet a group of Fort Knox Soldiers and their support staff at Fort Knox September 18th and ride the first 97 miles to Bowling Green, KY. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion receives Army Superior Unit Award

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Warrior Transition Battalion, Fort Campbell, Kentucky received the Army Superior Unit Award Friday, September 5th, 2014 for their support to over 18,000 warfighters deploying to and from combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2012.

An award that is not easily earned, Fort Campbell’s WTB was awarded the Superior Unit ribbon from the United States Army.

Col. George N. Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Major James Smith attach the Army Superior Unit Award ribbon on the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion colors Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Battalion earned this award for their actions in support of the combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2012

Col. George N. Appenzeller and Command Sgt. Major James Smith attach the Army Superior Unit Award ribbon on the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion colors Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. The Battalion earned this award for their actions in support of the combat operations in Afghanistan from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2012

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Clarksville’s Riverfest Festival kicked off today with the Regatta boat race

 

Clarksville Riverfest 2014Clarksville, TN – The Riverfest Regatta, presented by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River at Saturday morning, September 6th were made of cardboard or plastic bottles along with a few other approved materials.

“We always enjoy the opportunity to sponsor city events,” said Steve Kemmer of US Bank. “This is the eighth annual Riverfest Regatta, and we have been part of this event for the past several years! It’s just a great way for us to give back to the community, and they have a lot of fun! The creativity is unbelievable.”

Boats competing in the 2014 Riverfest Regatta

Boats competing in the 2014 Riverfest Regatta

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