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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 101st Airborne Division Soldiers moving forward to Army Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A team from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and two Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) prevailed following three days of grueling competition to earn the title of the 2018 Regional Health Command-Atlantic – 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition August 2nd, 2018.

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen, BACH Gold Army Medical Home non-commissioned officer in charge, and Maj. J. Tyler Garrett, BACH Clinical Services Division chief, were named 2018 RHC-A Best Medics and will represent RHC-A in the Army-wide Command Sgt. Maj. Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas later this year.

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

Regional Health Command-Atlantic Commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland and Command Sgt. Maj. Diamond Hough, senior enlisted advisor, congratulate Capt. Brent Turpin, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and Sgt Daryus Jenkins, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, as winners of the 2018 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition at Fort Campbell, KY. The two will represent the division during an Army-wide competition later this year. (U.S. Army photo by David Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell releases name of 101st Airborne Division Soldier Killed in Training Incident

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 2:00pm Wednesday, August 1st, 2018, a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died as the result of a training incident on Fort Campbell.

Pvt. 2nd Class Jeremy J. Wells, 19, of Adairsville, Georgia, was an aircraft electrician in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2017, and completed training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Fort Eustis, Virginia before arriving to Fort Campbell in 2018. His decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Basic Aviation Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

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101st Airborne Division Soldier Killed in Training Accident at Fort Campbell

 

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Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 2:00pm Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 a 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died as the result of a training accident on Fort Campbell.

The name of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete.

There were no other injuries. The unit was conducting routine training at the time of the accident. The Soldier was evacuated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell where he was pronounced deceased.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died as the result of a training accident on Fort Campbell. (Sam Shore)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Soldier died as the result of a training accident on Fort Campbell. (Sam Shore)

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American Red Cross Blood Shortage continues

 

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Emergency need remains; critical call for type O blood donors to donate now.

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Thousands of people have responded to the emergency call for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July. Still, there continues to be an emergency need for donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.

Red Cross blood donations are being distributed to hospitals faster than they are coming in, and right now there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand.

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Sara Hernandez has been giving platelets since she was 18 years old. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Fort Campbell to host 101st Airborne Division and Regional Health Command-Atlantic Best Medic Competition

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – About 30 competitors from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Regional Health Command-Atlantic will compete in the Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition July 30th to August 2nd, 2018 here.

The winners will go on to represent the 101st and RHC-A in the Army-wide Command Sergeant Major Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas and Camp Bullis, Texas later this year.

BACH's Soldiers, Maj. J. Tyler Garrett (rear) and Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen (front), practice combat trauma assessment on a training  dummy, July 26th, in preparation for next week's 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition. Soldiers from RHC-A, which includes BACH, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will compete together in the 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition July 30th to August 2nd.  (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

BACH’s Soldiers, Maj. J. Tyler Garrett (rear) and Sgt. 1st Class Justin Cauthen (front), practice combat trauma assessment on a training dummy, July 26th, in preparation for next week’s 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition. Soldiers from RHC-A, which includes BACH, and Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will compete together in the 2018 Fort Campbell Best Medic Competition July 30th to August 2nd. (U.S. Army photo by Laura Boyd)

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Red Cross announces Emergency Blood Shortage, issues urgent call for Blood Donors

 

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Blood supply dwindles after donations lagged during Fourth of July holiday week

American Red CrossNashville, TN -An emergency blood shortage is prompting the American Red Cross to issue an urgent call for eligible donors of all blood types – especially type O – to give now and help save lives.

The Red Cross escalated its call for blood and platelet donors after a difficult Independence Day week for donations. More than 550 fewer blood drives were organized by businesses and other community groups last week than during a typical week as individuals across the country celebrated the holiday and enjoyed summer activities.

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Heidi Reed relaxes in a donor chair following her blood donation. Reed’s mother received blood during a surgery. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Former Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander returns to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The commanding general for the largest regional health command in the Army visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, June 27th, 2018 and shared her priorities for the 25,000 military and civilian employees who provide healthcare to approximately 600,000 service members, retirees and their families in the region.

Former Blanchfield commander, Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland assumed command of Army Medicine’s Regional Health Command-Atlantic (RHC-A), headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, from Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle earlier this month.

Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, Regional Health Command-Atlantic commander, arrives at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, June 27, escorted by Lt. Col. James Brown, Blanchfield's deputy commander for clinical services. Crosland assumed command of RHC-A, Army Medicine's largest regional health command, earlier this month and is circulating through the 14 medical treatment facilities and six direct reporting units in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Brig. Gen. Telita Crosland, Regional Health Command-Atlantic commander, arrives at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, June 27, escorted by Lt. Col. James Brown, Blanchfield’s deputy commander for clinical services. Crosland assumed command of RHC-A, Army Medicine’s largest regional health command, earlier this month and is circulating through the 14 medical treatment facilities and six direct reporting units in the region. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Independence Day holiday

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)

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 Wednesday, July 4th.

All outpatient services and pharmacies will be closed. Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24/7 through the Emergency Department and inpatient services.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital physician assistant students hone Medic Training Skills

 

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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medics and other health professionals on Fort Campbell can participate in a monthly lunch and learn at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to expand their medical skills.

The training is conducted by physician assistant students of the Phase II Interservice Physician Assistant Program who are completing clinical rotations at Blanchfield.  The class meets on the second Wednesday of the month at noon in the hospital’s Command Sergeant Major classroom.

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student Capt. Dakota Mitchell, assigned to Blanchfield, shows combat medic specialist, Spc. Joshua Huante, assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and patient administration specialist, Spc. Wooyoung Chun, assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division how to operate an ultrasound machine on fellow IPAP Phase II student Capt. Zachary Quigg. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Interservice Physician Assistant Program Phase II student Capt. Dakota Mitchell, assigned to Blanchfield, shows combat medic specialist, Spc. Joshua Huante, assigned to 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, and patient administration specialist, Spc. Wooyoung Chun, assigned to 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division how to operate an ultrasound machine on fellow IPAP Phase II student Capt. Zachary Quigg. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers School and Sports Physicals this Summer

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Medical Homes offer extended hours/Saturday appointments

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital patient-centered medical home teams are conducting school and sports physicals now for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime beneficiaries. Medical homes including Byrd Family, Air Assault Family, Young Eagle and Screaming Eagle Medical Homes are offering regular scheduled appointments daily Monday through Friday for school and sports physicals.

In addition, BACH’s patient-centered medical homes are offering several extended clinic hours and Saturday appointments throughout the summer months.

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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