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BACH uses Virtual Health to help keep Soldiers battle ready at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Commander for Regional Health Command Atlantic Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recently and saw how Virtual Health initiatives are keeping Fort Campbell medical readiness high among the force.

Army Virtual Health uses electronic communication, like video-teleconferencing and secure networked computer data bases to connect patients, their information and providers to health care across the world or across the post.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Soldier Health Services Maj. Tammy Smoak shows Regional Health Command Atlantic Commander Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle how she conducts a Virtual Health appointment. Smoak uses a computer and video camera at one of her health clinics to connect over a secure network to Health Technician Kelly Money at Fort Campbell's Soldier Support Center. Smoak uses this virtual connection to conduct medical visits with Soldiers completing their Periodic Health Assessment, an annual requirement for all service members. Blanchfield is able to save time and improve readiness by conducting these assessments virtually during Soldier in-processing. (Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Soldier Health Services Maj. Tammy Smoak shows Regional Health Command Atlantic Commander Brig. Gen. R. Scott Dingle how she conducts a Virtual Health appointment. Blanchfield is able to save time and improve readiness by conducting these assessments virtually during Soldier in-processing. (Maria Yager)

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

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital personnel will observe the federal holiday Thursday, November 23rd, 2017.

The Warrior Care Clinic and all Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes, including Campbell Army Airfield, LaPointe, Byrd, Air Assault, Gold, Young Eagle and Screaming Eagle, and pharmacies will be closed November 23rd. The hospital remains open 24/7 for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

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American Red Cross says give thanks for good health by donating blood this holiday season

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – The American Red Cross encourages people to share their good health this holiday season by donating blood for patients in need.

Mike Healey’s son was born prematurely, weighing 3 pounds, and immediately needed blood. “I gave blood the next day and have done it 56 times since then,” he said. Though Healey’s son spent his first 49 days of life in the neonatal intensive care unit, he has thrived and is now a healthy, 10-year-old little league baseball player. “I will never forget whoever selflessly gave blood for my son.”

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

Red Cross collections staff member Andrea Farnes chats with whole blood donor Kaisha Walker. (Amanda Romney/American Red Cross)

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Former 101st Airborne Division Rakkasan memorialized at Fort Campbell Fisher House

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A rocking horse, meant to bring joy to children while honoring a fallen Soldier, was donated to the Fort Campbell Fisher House, October 13th, 2017.

The horse was hand crafted by volunteers in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, assigned to the 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Knier died October 21st, 2006 from injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Bayji, Iraq.

Volunteer Scott Snyder presents a custom-made rocking horse to the Fort Campbell Fisher House Oct. 13 in honor of former Rakkasan, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Soldiers from the Iron Rakkasans, BACH, and family friends joined Knier’s mother at the presentation ceremony honoring her son. Knier served at Fort Campbell in 1997 with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division - “Iron Rakkasans”. (Maria Yager)

Volunteer Scott Snyder presents a custom-made rocking horse to the Fort Campbell Fisher House Oct. 13 in honor of former Rakkasan, Sgt. 1st Class Tony Knier, who was killed in Iraq in 2006. Soldiers from the Iron Rakkasans, BACH, and family friends joined Knier’s mother at the presentation ceremony honoring her son. Knier served at Fort Campbell in 1997 with 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Iron Rakkasans”. (Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recommends Annual Mammograms for Women over 40

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Medical officials recommend women age 40 and older have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer.

“Mammography has helped reduce breast cancer mortality in the U.S. by nearly 40 percent since 1990. Annual mammograms can help detect cancer in its earliest stages when it’s most treatable,” said Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist and Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Chief of Mammography and Ultrasound, Maj. Sara Michael, a diagnostic radiologist, reviews a mammogram Oct. 11 to look for any abnormalities in the breast tissue that could require further testing. Women over age 40 should have a mammogram annually to detect for signs of breast cancer. Women over age 40 who receive care at BACH can call the mammography clinic directly to schedule their annual mammogram. (Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers Flu Vaccine at Five Community Events

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Preventive Medicine Department will provide flu vaccines for beneficiaries at five community outreach events, beginning October 14th, 2017.

The vaccine is available to all TRICARE beneficiaries age six months or older, including Soldiers, Retirees and Family members with a military ID card. Beneficiaries must present their military ID when getting their vaccine in order to confirm eligibility.

BACH to offer Flu Vaccine for Beneficiaries at five community outreach events.

BACH to offer Flu Vaccine for Beneficiaries at five community outreach events.

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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 personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, October 9th, 2017.

Therefore, all primary and specialty care services and pharmacies will be closed. The Emergency Center, inpatient services as well as supportive supplementary services will remain open to provide inpatient, acute and emergency medical care.

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BACH’s Allergy clinic now offers allergy shots by appointment and Tuesday hours

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Allergy Clinic will begin offering patients allergy shots by appointment October 2nd, 2017. The clinic will also begin offering Tuesday afternoon hours to the current allergy shot schedule.

This is a new process to manage the flow of patients through the clinic and will help reduce patient wait time and improve convenience. Walk-ins for allergy injections will still be available on a limited basis, but appointments are encouraged.

Allergy Shots now available at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital's Allergy Clinic.

Allergy Shots now available at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Allergy Clinic.

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Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers overcome personal challenges to depart on 167-mile bike ride

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The 4th Annual Bluegrass Rendezvous is a personally challenging and therapeutic bike ride for wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and veterans, organized by the WTB’s adaptive reconditioning program and volunteers.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar, came out to see the riders off on the first day of their ride. He first spoke individually with riders about their personal experiences in preparing for this physical and mental journey and then addressed the group.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar talks with members of Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 28 before the group departs on the first day of the Bluegrass Rendezvous, a two-day 167-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Deputy Commanding General for Support, Brig. Gen. Kenneth Royar talks with members of Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Sept. 28 before the group departs on the first day of the Bluegrass Rendezvous, a two-day 167-mile bike ride on and around Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Fort Campbell MEDDAC NCOs lead MEDCOM’s Best Warrior preps

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Two Soldiers preparing to compete in the Army’s Best Warrior Competition later this month came to Fort Campbell September 11th – 22nd for some final training from NCO’s at the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell.

Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor, a medical NCO stationed at Moncrief Army Health Clinic, Fort Jackson, South Carolina and Sgt. Roberto Saenz, a preventive medicine specialist stationed at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland were selected to represent U.S. Army Medical Command in the Army-wide competition.

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army's Best Warrior Competition.  (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

BACH NCO, Staff Sgt. Marie Rubin provides MEDCOM Best Warrior NCO Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Taylor training on the break-down and assembly of weapons to help Taylor prepare for the Army’s Best Warrior Competition. (U.S. Army Photo by Maria Yager)

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