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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital welcomes new top NCO

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) served as a fitting backdrop as Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas D. Sutphin assumed responsibility as the top noncommissioned officer in a ceremony on the parade field Thursday morning.

A familiar face to many in the Fort Campbell community, Sutphin previously served as first sergeant at the post’s Dental Activity nearly a decade ago.

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield's top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

Assuming responsibility in a ceremony Thursday, Blanchfield’s top NCO, Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Sutphin, right, will serve as senior advisor to hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller, as well as directors and department chiefs. (U.S. Army photo by David E. Gillespie/RELEASED)

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Fort Campbell Workshop uses Filmmaking as healing process for Veterans

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Lacking only the glitz and glamour of Hollywood’s red carpet, Veteran filmmakers were stars in their own rights as a four-day “I Was There” Film Workshop culminated in a packed-house screening event at Cole Park Commons Thursday.

With a unique approach to treating the psychological damages of war, the free workshop encouraged Soldiers to share their experiences through mentored filmmaking classes at Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion.

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film "Come Back," as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

Pfc. Robert Blackmore, B Co., Warrior Transition Battalion, films a scene for the short film “Come Back,” as Yessica Curiel Montoya reacts to news from a doctor played by Spc. John Russino, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division. The film is a collaborative project created during an I Was There film workshop at Fort Campbell. (David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital launches pandemic exercise to meet immunization requirements

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The Army recently changed the immunization documentation process, and Fort Campbell found a unique way to meet the requirements efficiently and quickly last week.

In collaboration with Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Department of Preventive Medicine, the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell tenant units participated in a post-wide pandemic exercise.

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers the MMR vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, during a two-day post-wide Pandemic Exercise held at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center March 25 and 26. (BACH)

Spec. Heather Rogers, medic from 1-33 Cavalry with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, administers the MMR vaccine to Sgt. Kyle Allison, assigned to the Intelligent & Sustainment Co., 101st Headquarter and Headquarter Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, during a two-day post-wide Pandemic Exercise held at the Soldier Readiness Processing Center March 25 and 26. (BACH)

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Wassom Middle school girl saves choking father at Fort Campbell

 

Written by David E. Gillespie
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Despite her young age and small stature, a rather modest and unassuming 11-year-old girl became one of the unlikeliest heroes last month as she sprang into action, performing the Heimlich maneuver on her choking father.

For her lifesaving actions, sixth-grade student Holly Widen was recognized at Fort Campbell’s Wassom Middle School March 26th, and received a coin and Certificate of Appreciation from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. The commander and Emergency Medical Services staff members, one of whom responded to the 911 call, lauded Holly’s actions.

Sixth grader Holly Widen speaks with reporters at Wassom Middle School Tuesday after a ceremony recognizing her lifesaving actions in performing the Heimlich maneuver to clear her father's obstructed airway. (David E. Gillespie)

Sixth grader Holly Widen speaks with reporters at Wassom Middle School Tuesday after a ceremony recognizing her lifesaving actions in performing the Heimlich maneuver to clear her father’s obstructed airway. (David E. Gillespie)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel attend required trainings, April 3rd

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will participate in a day of Continuing Medical Education Friday, April 3rd which will require medical personnel to reduce hospital services offered to patients.

This day of training will maximize the opportunity for clinicians and non-clinicians to obtain required educational credits and complete required trainings at Fort Campbell.

Patient and Soldier-Centered Medical Homes will be addressing acute illnesses only and will operate on a walk-in appointment basis. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services closed Friday, March 6th

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – With the winter storm that affected the Fort Campbell and surrounding areas, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will be open for emergency and inpatient services only Friday, March 6th.

BACH will operate with mission essential inclement weather personnel only and therefore will continue to provide all emergency and inpatient services, including hospital admissions to the inpatient ward or Intensive Care Unit, Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Mother/Baby unit services.

The supporting medical care offered for inpatient services that operate 24 hours, 7 days a week will continue as normal. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services closed March 5th

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – With a severe winter storm expected to hit Fort Campbell beginning Wednesday afternoon March 4th, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will be open for inpatient and emergencies services only Thursday, March 5th.

BACH will operate with mission essential inclement weather personnel only and therefore will continue to provide all inpatient services, including hospital admissions to the inpatient ward or Intensive Care Unit, Emergency services, and Labor, Delivery, Recovery and Mother/Baby unit services.

The supporting medical care offered for inpatient services that operate 24 hours, 7 days a week will continue as normal. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes George Washington’s birthday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of George Washington’s birthday, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, February 16th. All Soldier and Patient-Centered Homes (primary care services) are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule Friday, February 13th.

BACH pharmacies at Fort Campbell will operate on a Day of No Scheduled Activities (DONSA) schedule Friday, February 13th. «Read the rest of this article»

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Emergency Center construction changes access, waiting area at Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – As construction and renovation enter a new phase at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH), the Emergency Center’s reception and waiting area will relocate February 5th, and will no longer be accessible from inside the hospital until additional renovations are complete.

Entry into the reception and waiting area is via a ramp adjacent to the gray modular building on Joel Drive, between the old and new Emergency Center entrances. Patients seeking emergency care should still park in the Emergency Center parking lot or the overflow parking lot, which will remain unchanged. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Martin Luther King Jr. birthday

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, January 19th. All Soldier and Patient-Centered Homes (primary care services) are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule Friday, January 16th.

BACH pharmacies at Fort Campbell will operate on a Day of No Scheduled Activities (DONSA) schedule Friday, January 16th. «Read the rest of this article»

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