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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital announces outpatient Memorial Day holiday schedule, Hosts Baby Expo

 

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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 28th.

All medical homes (primary care 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 Department and inpatient services.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Labor and Delivery team trains to give the best patient outcomes

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – In the Army, training simulators are used on a regular basis to keep Soldiers ready. In aviation a flight simulator can replicate the most treacherous of flying conditions allowing the crew to gain experience and confidence to respond. An egress trainer prepares Soldiers to safely escape a Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle rollover.

And, at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, a state-of-the-art obstetrics and pediatrics simulator is preparing Soldiers and their civilian counterparts on the Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit to save the lives of women and unborn children faced with life- threatening labor and delivery complications.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Labor and Delivery Nurse, Capt. Jessica Sexton conducts training on the hospital's new obstetrics and pediatrics training simulator. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Labor and Delivery Nurse, Capt. Jessica Sexton conducts training on the hospital’s new obstetrics and pediatrics training simulator. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital NCOs realize goal with induction to Sergeant Audie Murphy Club

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Years of hard work, leadership, focus, and discipline led to a career milestone for five Fort Campbell non-commissioned officers recently with their induction to the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, May 10th, 2018.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital NCOs, Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Tanna, Staff Sgt. Shaneka Brown, Staff Sgt. Cory Hudson, Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano and 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade NCO Staff Sgt. Tamika Wilcox from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade – “Red Knights” were inducted into the SAMC, a professional organization of NCOs who exemplify Army leadership, during a ceremony on post.

Fort Campbell non-commissioned officers and their Soldiers participated in a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater May 10. Named for Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, SAMC is a professional organization of NCOs who exemplify Army leadership. During the ceremony, inductees Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Tanna, Staff Sgt. Shaneka Brown, Staff Sgt. Cory Hudson, Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano, all from Blanchfield, and 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade's Staff Sgt. Tamika Wilcox of received the coveted SAMC medallion. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Fort Campbell non-commissioned officers and their Soldiers participated in a Sergeant Audie Murphy Club Induction Ceremony at Wilson Theater May 10. Named for Medal of Honor recipient Audie Murphy, SAMC is a professional organization of NCOs who exemplify Army leadership. During the ceremony, inductees Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Tanna, Staff Sgt. Shaneka Brown, Staff Sgt. Cory Hudson, Staff Sgt. Eric Serrano, all from Blanchfield, and 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade’s Staff Sgt. Tamika Wilcox of received the coveted SAMC medallion. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital nurse Carol Lindsey helps Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville grow fetal monitoring program

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – A nurse from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital recently joined nurse educators at a local Clarksville, Tennessee hospital to conduct training on fetal heart monitoring to increase its capabilities.

Certified nurse midwife Carol Lindsey has more than thirty years of experience helping bring babies into the world and has an advanced qualification in a fetal monitoring technique that allows her to train other nurse educators. So, when nearby Tennova Healthcare – Clarksville wanted to expand its fetal monitoring training program Lindsey shared her expertise.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Certified Nurse Midwife Carol Lindsey observes Tennova Healthcare Clarksville Perinatal Nurse Educator Trish Sutton as she demonstrates a fetal monitoring technique on a training aid during a fetal monitoring instructor class at Tennova recently. Fetal heart monitoring is one method that allows the medical team to monitor how the unborn child is handling labor. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Certified Nurse Midwife Carol Lindsey observes Tennova Healthcare Clarksville Perinatal Nurse Educator Trish Sutton as she demonstrates a fetal monitoring technique on a training aid during a fetal monitoring instructor class at Tennova recently. Fetal heart monitoring is one method that allows the medical team to monitor how the unborn child is handling labor. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to hold Baby Expo for Fort Campbell military families, May 25th

 

Written by Maria Yager
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will host its first ever Baby Expo, May 25th, 2018 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center.

“We’re very excited to bring this expo to Fort Campbell. The Baby Expo is an educational fair that allows families to be connected with community resources here at Fort Campbell and the surrounding city-community. It’s also great because we get to see face-to-face the patients who we will be serving here on the Mother-Baby Unit and on the Labor, Delivery and Recovery Unit,” said 1st Lt. Alison Wegenke, Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge on Blanchfield’s Mother-Baby Unit.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Expto at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center on May 25th.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital to host Baby Expto at Fort Campbell’s Family Readiness Center on May 25th.

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital receives visit from USO Special Delivery pregnancy and parenting author

 

Written by Maria Yager
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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women's Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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American Red Cross urges blood and platelet donation

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – This May, the American Red Cross is calling for donors to give blood and platelets regularly to be prepared to meet the needs of patients in emergency situations.

According to the National Trauma Institute, trauma accounts for approximately 41 million emergency department visits and 2 million hospital admissions each year.

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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Army Public Health tracking possible mumps exposure at Fort Campbell

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – U.S. Army Public Health officials from Fort Campbell are investigating possible mumps cases among a Fort Campbell family and are working to notify personnel who may have been exposed, officials said April 24th, 2018.

“Blanchfield Army Community Hospital sent lab results to the Tennessee Department of Health to determine if the case is mumps positive and have started notifying people who may have been exposed as a precautionary measure to limit possible exposure,” said Maj. Simone Edwards, Chief of Public Health Nursing at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

Measles starts with fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and sore throat. It’s followed by a rash that spreads over the body. Measles virus is highly contagious virus and spreads through the air through coughing and sneezing. Make sure you and your child are protected with measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. (CDC)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion Soldiers support Clarksville Special Olympics

 

Written by Maria Christina Yager
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Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYClarksville, TN – Soldiers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and Fort Campbell’s Warrior Transition Battalion positively impacted the community April 13th supporting the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games.

The games were held at Kenwood High School and featured track and field events for children and adults with intellectual or physical disabilities. Many schools from the surrounding Fort Campbell community had students participate, including some Fort Campbell Schools.

Volunteers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and students and staff from Northeast Middle School give a cheer a before heading to their first events at the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games, April 13. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Volunteers from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and students and staff from Northeast Middle School give a cheer a before heading to their first events at the Special Olympics of Greater Clarksville Spring Games, April 13. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital personnel receive educational training during post DONSA

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - BACH - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Non-emergency walk-in services at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will not be available during the installation’s next Day of No Scheduled Activities, April 27th, 2018 as hospital personnel complete annual training.

The hospital remains open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for emergency services, inpatient care, and labor and delivery services.

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