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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earns safety recognition

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) earned the Army’s Safety and Occupational Health “Star Status” designation for safety following an on-site review May 27th-30th.

“Workplace safety is critical for organizations across the Army; however it is especially critical in a medical environment,” said BACH commander Col. George N. Appenzeller. He explained that worksite safety helps ensure employees and patients are protected from a variety of potential serious hazards in clinical operations.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital occupational health nurse Kay Wombacher spoke to Concurrent Technologies Corporation senior safety professional David Caswell May 30 as part of the audit performed by the MEDCOM Safety Management team. (U.S. Army - Laura Boyd)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital occupational health nurse Kay Wombacher spoke to Concurrent Technologies Corporation senior safety professional David Caswell May 30 as part of the audit performed by the MEDCOM Safety Management team. (U.S. Army – Laura Boyd)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Independence Day

 

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 Friday, July 4th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed.

Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Center and Inpatient Services. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital promotes Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder awareness

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s behavioral health team has diligently been promoting post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) awareness to the Fort Campbell community this week.

The awareness events culminate on National PTSD Awareness Day Friday, June 27th as chief of behavioral health Maj. Joe Wise and Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. George N. Appenzeller spoke to staff and patients about PTSD at 11:30am in the hospital’s “A” building entrance lobby.

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. "I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues," said Jobe. "Hopefully this information will help me work through what I'm going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends." (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Wanda Jobe, a contractor who works on Fort Campbell, accepts a PTSD Awareness Day shirt and asks Samantha Rogers, from Military Pathways, questions about PTSD resources June 25, 2014 at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. “I think that I may have an undiagnosed case of PTSD myself and I am working through my own issues,” said Jobe. “Hopefully this information will help me work through what I’m going though and maybe I can use it to help my friends.” (U.S Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital gets visit from Top enlisted MEDCOM Soldier

 

Written by Megan Broadnax
APSU Intern

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – The senior enlisted Soldier for all Army Medicine, Command Sgt. Maj. Donna A. Brock, recently visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell. As Brock tours hospitals and clinics in the medical community, she often assesses several things.

“I really look at the spirit of what’s going on in the hospital. I can walk into a hospital as a whole and get a sense of the culture, the leadership, and the dynamics going on there,” said Brock.

Army Medicine’s Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock recognized Staff Sgt. Robert Johansen June 11, 2014 for his contributions in the orthopedics clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Brock talked with Soldiers and noncommissioned officers-in-charge who serve throughout the hospital during her two-day visit to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

Army Medicine’s Command Sgt. Maj. Donna Brock recognized Staff Sgt. Robert Johansen June 11, 2014 for his contributions in the orthopedics clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. Brock talked with Soldiers and noncommissioned officers-in-charge who serve throughout the hospital during her two-day visit to Fort Campbell. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka)

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Fort Campbell to hold Full-Scale Exercise Tuesday, June 24th

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Fort Campbell and tenant units will hold a full-scale exercise on post Tuesday, June 24th, which is designed to exercise Fort Campbell first responders, security personnel, medical personnel, and support agreements with local response organizations.

The Emergency Management and Antiterrorism event will test our ability to respond to an incident; communicate; triage, treat, and transport the injured; mitigate the hazard; and recover to normal operations.

Full-scale exercises are conducted yearly at Army installations across the U.S. as part of a cyclic training plan designed to maintain and enhance response capabilities to a multitude of events, while fostering ties and forging partnerships with local principalities. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) brings the healing power of planting to Fort Campbell

 

Written by Sgt. Eric Lieber
Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – “This is the first of its kind in Army Medicine” proclaimed Blanchfield Army Community Hospital chief of nutrition care Lt. Col. James Pulliam as more than 20 volunteers used pickaxes, post hole diggers and shovels to break ground May 23rd for a therapeutic garden at the Fort Campbell hospital.

After years of planning, Pulliam, BACH staff and horticultural expert Dana Chango, set their plans in motion to create the first therapeutic horticultural program and garden at an Army medical facility.

A team of volunteers create the Army's first healing garden located within a medical facility's footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital's dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

A team of volunteers create the Army’s first healing garden located within a medical facility’s footprint at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital May 23rd, 2014. More than 20 BACH staff members and local community members came together to build the garden, which will be used as therapy for wounded, injured and ill Soldiers while providing organic fruit and vegetables for the hospital’s dining facility. (U.S. Army photo by Stacy Rzepka/RELEASED)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) offers School and Sports Physicals

 

Saturday appointments available July 26th and August 9th, focuses on TRICARE Prime seen in the network

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) patient-centered medical home teams are conducting school and sports physicals now for BACH-enrolled TRICARE Prime beneficiaries’ during regular medical home hours.

“As a parent, I understand how this physical can be forgotten until everyone starts thinking about going back to school but this is the perfect time to get it taken care of before summer gets into full swing,” said chief of primary care Col. David Brown. “I encourage all parents to go ahead and schedule their children’s school and sports physicals now before appointments get filled closer to the start of school.  Take care of those issues now, taking advantage of open appointments and beating the late summer rush in July and August when new families are transitioning onto post.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s BACH offers limited services Friday afternoon, May 30th

 

Hospital staff to build esprit de corps

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) staff will offer limited services Friday, May 30th to allow staff members to observe Organization Day.

This day has been set aside for staff to build esprit de corps and celebrate their roles to help promote health and wellness in the Fort Campbell community. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital honors it’s first responders during EMS Week

 

EMS personnel provide Aid in Emergencies

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – This week, May 18th through 24th, marks the 40th anniversary of National Emergency Medical Services Week.

EMS Week celebrates the commitment and dedication of the emergency medical technicians and paramedics who daily serve the needs of thousands of people across the nation, often under harsh and trying circumstances.

Emergency Medical Technician Karla Best and Paramedic Teresa Hegerty take inventory of their ambulance equipment  May 21, 2014 to prepare for possible medical emergencies throughout Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

Emergency Medical Technician Karla Best and Paramedic Teresa Hegerty take inventory of their ambulance equipment May 21, 2014 to prepare for possible medical emergencies throughout Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Eric Lieber)

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Memorial Day observance

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Memorial Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, May 26th, therefore all clinics and pharmacies will be closed.

Hospital staff members will continue to provide acute and emergency medical care 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the Emergency Center and Inpatient Services. «Read the rest of this article»

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