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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital limits services during Furlough

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital will close or reduce many services on Fridays in response to the mandatory furloughs within the Department of Defense.

More than 1,200 Fort Campbell hospital civilian employees will be required to take 11 days off without pay, mainly affecting Fridays starting the week of July 8th until the end of September.

Using the Army Medical Department guidelines, the hospital commander granted over 200 staff exemptions to the furlough in order to maintain safe and effective operations. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in conjunction with Fort Campbell conducts Emergency Exercise

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s personnel are leading an installation-wide Emergency Exercise from 7:30am to noon June 25th.

Emergency exercises are conducted to not only prepare both installation-wide and hospital personnel but they also help meet Joint Commission requirements so hospitals around the country remain in compliance with critical training preparedness. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital delays reducing extra services until further analysis

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY -  After further consideration and awaiting the anticipated passing of the national budget, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s command is continuing to provide self care over-the-counter medications to patients who utilize BACH pharmacies.

“We realize our patients are eager to find out more about how passing the national budget will affect military families,” said Col. Paul R. Cordts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital schedules activities to recognize patients

 

Patient Recognition Month

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) command and staff join Army Medicine worldwide in honoring patients during Patient Recognition Month.

This year’s theme, “Patients – The Heart of Army Medicine,” will be celebrated during the month of February. Nationally, hospitals and healthcare services celebrate National Patient Recognition Week the first week of February. National Patient Recognition Day will be celebrated February 3rd this year.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. Paul R. Cordts solicits the help from 5-year-old Justin Okoro to cut the cake February 1st during the kick-off to Patient Recognition Month at the hospital.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander Col. Paul R. Cordts solicits the help from 5-year-old Justin Okoro to cut the cake February 1st during the kick-off to Patient Recognition Month at the hospital.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital wants feedback from patients to improve phone service

 

Hospital experts to respond during virtual Town Hall

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) command and staff are hosting a Facebook Phone Service Town Hall January 24th from noon to 12:40pm.

BACH’s command team is asking patients to submit their questions and comments from now until 12:40pm January 24th.

“We want to know how we can better support our patients and their Families’ phone service needs,” said hospital commander Col. Paul R. Cordts. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital earns national recognition for medical home

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s community-based clinic, the Screaming Eagle Medical Home, recently earned the highest recognition attainable from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.

“Our productivity, patient satisfaction, continuity and wellness rates have been above Army Medicine standards since our inception, but it means even more when an external evaluator at the national level judges ours to be among the finest primary care facilities, not just in the Army, but in the nation,” said Screaming Eagle Medical Home medical director Dr. Mark Trawinski. «Read the rest of this article»

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital wins Army Medical Department competition, $1 million prize

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital took the 2012 Best Military Treatment Facility title in the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl, or Biz Bowl, beating out every other MTF in the Army.

“This victory will bring $1 million back into the hospital that will ultimately improve our services and facilities for our patients,” said BACH commander Col. Paul R. Cordts. “Competition encourages innovation and the Biz Bowl was no different. Every MTF took a close look at their processes, finding ways to improve, and that is a win for all patients.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff members compete in the first round of the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl. Commander Col. Paul R. Cordts, Deputy Commander for Administration Lt. Col. Kyle Patterson, Clinical Support Division Chief Paul Pierson and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Department of Primary Care Sgt. 1st Class Marc Migala completed 3 more rounds, winning the final round in Fort Sam Houston, Texas Oct. 29, 2012 and winning $1 million which will ultimately improve patient care and services at BACH.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital staff members compete in the first round of the Army Medicine Business Operations Bowl. Commander Col. Paul R. Cordts, Deputy Commander for Administration Lt. Col. Kyle Patterson, Clinical Support Division Chief Paul Pierson and noncommissioned officer in charge of the Department of Primary Care Sgt. 1st Class Marc Migala completed 3 more rounds, winning the final round in Fort Sam Houston, Texas Oct. 29, 2012 and winning $1 million which will ultimately improve patient care and services at BACH.

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Blanchfield family donates medals during hospital’s 30th anniversary ceremony

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Walter “Junior” Blanchfield and his wife Sadie, both of Winchester, VA, along with their daughter Tammi Desimone of Frederick, MD traveled to Fort Campbell, KY September 5th to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the hospital named for Junior’s great-aunt.

The hospital was officially named in honor of Col. Florence A. Blanchfield September 17th, 1982.

Col. Florence A. Blanchfield's great-great-niece, Tammi Desimone, donates the originial Florence Nightingale medal awarded to Blanchfield by the International Red Cross. Desimone and her parents, Walter "Junior" and Sadie Blanchfield, visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky. Sept. 4, 2012 to help celebrate the hospital's 30th anniversary.

Col. Florence A. Blanchfield’s great-great-niece, Tammi Desimone, donates the originial Florence Nightingale medal awarded to Blanchfield by the International Red Cross. Desimone and her parents, Walter “Junior” and Sadie Blanchfield, visited the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital in Fort Campbell, Ky. Sept. 4, 2012 to help celebrate the hospital’s 30th anniversary.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital offers limited services during Staff Education Day

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will limit services Friday, March 16th during a staff education event. Nearly every BACH staff member will take part in this educational event, therefore all BACH clinics will be closed, including the Screaming Eagle Medical Home, the Byrd Clinic and all Soldier Health clinics.

The Emergency and Urgent Care centers will remain open to provide acute and emergency medical care. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital patients encouraged to reschedule afternoon appointments Potentially unsafe traveling conditions

 

Blanchfield Army Hospital - Fort Campbell KYFort Campbell, KY – Due to tornado warnings and weather conditions this afternoon Friday, March 2nd, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s (BACH) command team encourages patients to either reschedule their afternoon appointments or use extreme caution when traveling to their previously scheduled appointment.

“Patients are encouraged to pay close attention to weather forecasts before traveling to their afternoon appointments,” said BACH Commander Col. Paul R. Cordts. “Our medical team will be standing by, ready to provide care to you this afternoon. Of course, safety comes first and if conditions are not favorable for safe travels, we encourage you to reschedule your appointment.”

As always, the Emergency and Urgent Care centers will continue to remain open.

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