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Home Col. Florence Blanchfield served as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1947. She led a corps of nearly 60,000 nurses during World War II, the largest group of nurses to ever serve in the Army Nurse Corps. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky was named in her honor in 1982. Col. Florence Blanchfield served as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1947. She led a corps of nearly 60,000 nurses during World War II, the largest group of nurses to ever serve in the Army Nurse Corps. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky was named in her honor in 1982.

Col. Florence Blanchfield served as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1947. She led a corps of nearly 60,000 nurses during World War II, the largest group of nurses to ever serve in the Army Nurse Corps. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky was named in her honor in 1982.

Col. Florence Blanchfield served as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1947. She led a corps of nearly 60,000 nurses during World War II, the largest group of nurses to ever serve in the Army Nurse Corps. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky was named in her honor in 1982.

Col. Florence Blanchfield served as Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943 to 1947. She led a corps of nearly 60,000 nurses during World War II, the largest group of nurses to ever serve in the Army Nurse Corps. Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, Kentucky was named in her honor in 1982.

BACH’s most senior nurse, Mr. Jim NIx, Deputy to the Commander for Quality and Safety, and most junior nurse 1st Lt. Kathryn Fullman, join Col. Amanda Forristal, Deputy Commander for Nursing, to cut a cake celebrating the 119th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps. (U.S. Army photo)
Blanchfield Army Community Hospital was dedicated Sept. 17, 1982 in remembrance of Col. Florence A. Blanchfield, Chief of the Army Nurse Corps from 1943-1947. As Chief of the Army Nurse Corps, Col. Blanchfield played a prominent role in World War II by placing nursing teams close to the front lines to provide expert nursing care to battlefield casualties and was instrumental in attaining permanent commissioned officer status for military nurses. (U.S. Army photo)