Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury
Written by Leejay Lockhart
Fort Campbell, KY – Since Fort Campbell’s Intrepid Spirit Center opened more than two years ago, it has allowed staff to take a multidisciplinary approach to treating traumatic brain injuries and associated conditions.
The center consolidates many different specialties under one roof to optimize the efficiency of the treatment offered to patients. Elsewhere, the National Intrepid Center of Excellence close to Washington, other similar centers such as the one at Fort Hood, along with centers operated by the Navy and Marine Corps all have the same treatment philosophy as Fort Campbell’s Intrepid Spirit Center.
The Intrepid Spirit Center is using the heightened awareness about brain injuries during the Brain Injury Awareness Month observances in March to increase education about TBI on Fort Campbell.
Austin Peay State University students present Veterans Treatment Court with unique Goldsmith Press creation
Clarksville, TN – “I know I have a long ways to go and a lot to learn, but the help is definitely here.”
When the United States and its allies need help, our soldiers answer the call. But when those same men and women need a hand, programs like the Montgomery County Veterans Treatment Court (VTC) exist to make sure they are not alone.
Established in 2012, the court aims to help veterans who come to the criminal justice system as a result of drug addictions, homelessness and other situations brought on by wartime stress.
Fort Campbell Intrepid Spirit center doctor provides Traumatic Brain Injury advice to UK Scientific and Medical Advisory Board
Fort Campbell, KY – The director of the Intrepid Spirit at Fort Campbell recently met with a scientific and medical advisory board in Lexington, KY, to share lessons learned in establishing Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) regional excellence care.
Dr. Bret Logan, who serves as Intrepid Spirit director and Army Medicine Ambassador, met with the board, known as the Traumatic Brain Injury Project. Logan shared with the board initiatives and programs in place at Fort Campbell to help treat Soldiers with TBI and psychological injures.
Written by David E. Gillespie
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. George “Ned” Appenzeller relinquished command to Col. Telita Crosland Monday afternoon during a Change of Command Ceremony on the hospital’s parade field.
In addition to her Doctorate of Medicine, Crosland has degrees in public health and national resource strategy. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and is a recipient of the Surgeon General’s “A” proficiency designator.
Nashville, TN – Approximately 8,000 Tennesseans are hospitalized each year with brain injuries. For each patient, there are physical and economic impacts, sometimes causing lasting distress for individuals, families and communities.
Health and medical professionals from across the state will gather in Nashville March 17th to discuss new developments in preventing traumatic brain injury. The conference is open to the public and will be held on the campus of David Lipscomb University. «Read the rest of this article»
Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Psychological Health conditions in America’s Wounded Military Service Members
Fort Campbell, KY – Since September 11th, 2001, psychological health conditions, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), have become an epidemic among members of the American military, due to violent encounters with IEDs during deployments, combat related incidents and training activities.
On Monday, service members, and thousands of others who experience TBI or psychological health conditions have new hope, as the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) joined with military leaders to officially dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center set to provide crucial treatment of psychological injuries in returning service members at Fort Campbell, KY.
Intrepid Spirit Center Will Treat Returning Service Members with Invisible Wounds of War
Fort Campbell, KY – Military leaders, including General Richard Cody, USA (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, and Major General Gary J. Volesky, Commanding General, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will join the leadership of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF) for a dedication ceremony of the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Monday, September 8th, 2014 from 11:00am to noon at Fort Campbell, KY.
The Intrepid Spirit staff began providing crucial treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and psychological health conditions to American military heroes stationed at or living near Fort Campbell in the center last month.
Written by Suzanne Ovel
West Point, NY – The day that Spc. Amanda Lyle walked out of the Jefferson Barracks VA Hospital Polytrauma Clinic, a doctor stopped and asked her, “You know you’re a miracle, right?”
So she had been told, but Lyle said that she thankfully didn’t remember those first few weeks after a bad car accident in El Paso, Texas, in November 2012, which caused a severe traumatic brain injury, along with bleeding in her brain, a broken scapula and two broken vertebrae.
Nashville, TN – Traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of any head injury. Whether it is a fall from a bicycle or a motorcycle crash, a sports concussion or a head trauma to one of our brave veterans from an explosion on the battlefield, the delicate brain can suffer significant after affects.
Many of these injuries can be prevented. During observances of Brain Injury Awareness Month, the Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans of the importance of wearing helmets while riding motorcycles and bicycles to help prevent brain injuries. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort Campbell Center to treat Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS) nears completion
Fort Campbell, KY -The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund announced today that the construction of the third in a series of nine (NICoE) Satellite Centers has reached a new milestone with a watertight roof and 90% of plumbing and electric work complete.
When finished, the center, named Intrepid Spirit, will provide the most advanced diagnosis and treatment protocols for wounded, injured and ill military heroes while creating effective programs for rehabilitation and recovery. The centers are designed to focus on injuries of the brain, most notably Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS), the signature wounds of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in our wounded military troops.
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