Topic: Blanchfield Army Community Hospital
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Thanksgiving Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Thursday, November 24th.
Therefore, all Soldier and Patient-Centered Medical Homes and pharmacies will be closed. The hospital remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.
All BACH services will open normal hours Wednesday, November 23rd.
BACH nurse shares career path, urges others to join team
Fort Campbell, KY – A civilian licensed practical nurse at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) loves her job and urges other nurses to consider a career at BACH, as nearly two dozen nurse positions open soon.
A military family member for years, Candace Martin had been around military treatment facilities most of her life. Her father had served in the Army for 20 years, so she was familiar with military treatment facilities as a patient, having received care since childhood.
Fort Campbell’s BACH announces Patients now able to schedule routine Radiology Appointments by Phone
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Radiology team is making radiology services more easily accessible to Fort Campbell beneficiaries. Effective November 1st, patients can make their routine radiology appointments by phone. Until now, patients had to schedule in person within the department of radiology.
“We are very pleased to offer this new, common sense opportunity for our patients to schedule their BACH radiology appointment by phone,” said Lt. Col. Kevin Schlegel, chief of BACH Radiology.
Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital launches virtual house call pilot, extending virtual health access
Written by Laura Boyd
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital launched a new pilot program, providing six virtual appointments October 27th. The virtual house call pilot is similar to healthcare’s origin, when medical providers visited patients’ homes; however, it is now offered through real-time streaming.
“The virtual house call, which makes more sense to the end user, is something that we are excited to pilot at Blanchfield and are eager to broaden our capabilities in the near future,” said Col. Telita Crosland, BACH commander.
On the first day of the BACH virtual “house call” appointments, BACH saved patients around 120 minutes in waiting time and another 120 minutes of travel time for a total of 240 minutes.
Fort Campbell, KY – Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI) announced September 30th upcoming changes to the retail pharmacy network it manages on behalf of TRICARE. On December 1st, 2016, Walgreens pharmacy locations will join the network.
CVS pharmacies, including those in Target stores, will leave the network on the same day. The new network will have more than 57,000 locations nationwide, and ensures TRICARE beneficiaries have timely access to retail pharmacies in their community.
Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to observe Organization Day Friday, October 21st
BACH appointments available morning hours October 21st
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) staff will observe Organization Day Friday, October 21st, an afternoon set aside annually for staff to build esprit de corps and celebrate their roles to help promote health and wellness in the Fort Campbell community.
Although Patient and Soldier-Centered Medical Homes will not be scheduling or accepting walk-in appointments after noon Friday, October 21st, patients with acute symptoms are still encouraged to call the appointment line.
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) command and staff invite parents who have lost children at birth, by miscarriage or at a young age to join them in honoring their children in a 10th annual celebration Walk to Remember ceremony at the hospital’s “A” building parade field at 11:30am Friday, October 14th.
The event is organized by BACH’s chaplain and Bereavement Support Committee in support of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Month.
Fort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell is scheduled to host their semi-annual Drug Take Back event Saturday, October 22nd, 2016. Members of the Fort Campbell community are encouraged to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs from 10:00am to 2:00pm inside the Fort Campbell Main Post Exchange mall.
The semi-annual Drug Take Back Day is a collaborative effort by Fort Campbell Military Police, Army Substance Abuse Program, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Pharmacy, and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Columbus Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, October 10th, 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.
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) patient care teams are slated to begin providing flu vaccines to families within the Patient-Centered Medical Homes the middle of October, offering the vaccine at multiple Fort Campbell locations again this year.
“By offering the influenza vaccine in multiple venues, we hope to make it easily accessible to individuals who do not want to make a doctor’s appointment off post or may just be putting off getting the vaccine. We hope our eligible population takes advantage of this free, but extremely beneficial benefit,” said chief of BACH Preventive Medicine Maj. John Downs.
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