Fort Campbell, KY – Visitors to Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, as well as the Screaming Eagle Medical Home in Clarksville, have undoubtedly seen a myriad of construction projects. As construction edges closer to completion, patients will soon be receiving care in new areas.
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Emergency Center: Early in 2015, the Emergency Center addition opened to patient care.This 13,540 square-foot addition allowed for patients and staff to move to a more inviting treatment area with large private rooms equipped with new medical technology and eye-appealing décor.
However, construction continues as the former Emergency Center receives a major overhaul. Patients seeking emergency care at BACH are asked for continued patience until the former Emergency Center renovation is complete. The new Emergency reception, waiting, and triage area is expected to open in December.
Four patient services within the medical services representing Fort Campbell will be moving soon as construction comes to an end.
BACH Behavioral Health, E Building
When BACH was built in the early 1980’s, it was constructed in separate buildings in an effort to maximize safety for patients. There are four original buildings, referred to as A, B, C, and D. The new hospital wing will embrace the E Building name.
It offers 22,221 square feet to house Adult Behavioral Health and the Child and Family Behavioral Health System services. Starting Monday (August 17th) Soldiers, who are assigned to tenant units at Fort Campbell, will be seen within the Adult Behavioral Health clinic in the new E Building. Family members seen within the Child and Family Behavioral Health System services will begin receiving care in the new E Building in October. Patients will be notified of the change when appointments are made.
New mothers can look forward to receiving care in private rooms after delivering newborns at BACH. Currently BACH’s Women’s Health team on the Labor and Delivery ward deliver an average of six babies a day. Since 2006, Women delivering babies at BACH have been able to labor, deliver and recover in large, patient-centered and aesthetically pleasing private rooms.
BACH’s Mother/Baby unit soon followed with renovations to match the patient-centered environment for women and their newborn babies. The existing floor model did not allow expansion at the time of the renovation in 2005.
“We are excited to be able to offer single private rooms to new mothers and their families. This gives every new mom and their family special bonding time after the birth of their child,” said BACH commander Col. Telita Crosland. “We want this to be a happy and memorable occasion for families to reflect upon as their children become part of our Army family.”
Young Eagle Medical Home
The Young Eagle Medical Home offers pediatric services to Fort Campbell eligible patients from birth to age 17. BACH’s YEMH is a patient-centered, team-based model, working to offer increased primary care manager continuity and promote patient and family-centered evidence-based health care.
When BACH transformed to patient-centered medical home models of care in June 2013, the YEMH divided into two teams to support their patient population, Team Soar and Team Flight. To begin offering the new team model in 2013, the two teams had to operate in two separate locations within the hospital footprint.
Plans soon began for renovations to bring the two teams closer together. YEMH staff and their patients moved to a temporary building as the construction began. After nearly a year of renovations within the YEMH designated area, the teams are now scheduled to return back inside the hospital in late October.
Screaming Eagle Medical Home
SEMH, located next to Clarksville’s Gateway Medical Center in Office Building One, is adding an additional team to their existing two teams. The new care team will be down the hallway and around the corner from the current medical home and is scheduled to open to patient care in early October.
“Opening the new portion of our medical home will allow SEMH staff the opportunity to provide outstanding outpatient services to a larger portion of our military families,” said SEMH group practice manager Ken Russell.
“The SEMH staff extends our appreciation for the continuous positive feedback from our patients that made this expansion possible. It is an honor and privilege that our patients entrust their Families’ healthcare to the staff of the Screaming Eagle Medical Home.”
The expanded pharmacy will be part of the clinic, but will have its own entrance down the hallway and around the corner from the current SEMH front door.
SEMH Pharmacy changes to patients August 19th – 21st
As SEMH Pharmacy staff members prepare to open the expanded medical home pharmacy to accommodate the new patient team, the SEMH Pharmacy window will not be open to SEMH patients August 19th – 21st. On Wednesday, August 19th, SEMH patients with appointments will be able to receive their medications during their office visit; however, patients who need new or refilled prescriptions August 20th and 21st will need to receive their pharmacy services at either the Town Center Pharmacy or within the main hospital Pharmacy at Fort Campbell.
“We apologize for the inconvenience to our patients during the Screaming Eagle Medical Home Pharmacy move, but this is necessary so we can open the expanded SEMH Pharmacy Monday morning, August 24th,” said Russell.
“Our construction continues throughout the hospital and on post,” said Crosland. “We continue to assess our construction projects to minimize inconvenience on patient care, ultimately improving our services so that we can provide our patients the excellent medical care they deserve.”