Fort Campbell, KY – On September 27th, 2019, wounded, ill and injured Soldiers will participate in a 101-mile bike ride, “Where Heroes Rendezvous,” on Fort Campbell and in the surrounding communities.
More than 70 riders, including wounded, ill or injured Soldiers assigned to the Fort Campbell, Fort Stewart, Georgia, and Fort Benning, Georgia Warrior Transition Battalions, as well as cadre, veterans and volunteers will ride, sharing their support of WTB Soldiers along the route. The community can help cheer for riders as they ride past along the route.
Fort Campbell, KY – On August 28th, 2019, the Deputy Adjutant General of the Tennessee National Guard Maj. Gen. Tommy H. Baker visited wounded, ill and injured Tennessee National Guard Soldiers at the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion.
The Army established WTB’s at major military treatment facilities, like Fort Campbell’s Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, to provide personalized support to wounded, ill and injured Soldiers who require six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical management.
Fort Campbell, KY – In honor of the national observance of Labor Day, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) personnel will observe the federal holiday Monday, September 2nd, 2019, therefore all outpatient primary and specialty care services and pharmacies will be closed.
The Emergency Center, inpatient services, as well as supportive supplementary services will remain open to provide inpatient, acute and emergency medical care.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, August 27th, 2019, Clarksville residents and surrounding communities can support deployed service members by participating in an Armed Services Blood Program blood drive from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Screaming Eagle Medical Home located at 647 Dunlop Lane, Suite 301, next to Tennova Healthcare.
An ASBP blood drive will be held on Fort Campbell, August 28th and 29th from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Soldier Support Center at 2702 Michigan Avenue.
Fort Campbell, KY – Things were looking a little different on Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Labor and Delivery and Mother Baby Unit recently. Nurse educators transformed a training classroom into a barnyard scene during their annual nursing skills fair.
“Our theme is called ‘Cultivating Your Skills’ and we’re growing our knowledge between the two units,” said nursing skills fair coordinator, Capt. Jessica Little, BACH’s Mother Baby Unit clinical nurse officer in charge. “It’s really our nursing skills that we’re looking at and being able to take care of our patients, and readiness as far as those medical skills go.”
Fort Campbell, KY – If physical activity in the summertime has you feeling hot, sweaty, and thirsty, it’s only natural to reach for an ice cold drink to quench your body’s thirst, but not all beverages are created equal when it comes to rehydration. Certain beverages can cause more harm than good when it comes to hydration and Army officials want Soldiers to know how to best keep their body’s mission ready.
“Army-wide, heat injuries are on the rise with the highest rates in Soldiers less than 25 years old,” said Capt. Erica Jarmer, a registered dietitian at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.
Fort Campbell, KY – The Defense Health Agency’s acting assistant director for health care administration visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and Fort Campbell, Kentucky August 7th, 2019 for more discussion about the hospital’s transition to DHA October 1st.
Maj. Gen. Ron Place, who was recently confirmed for promotion to lieutenant general and selected to serve as the next director of DHA, was accompanied by Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Julie Bottroff, senior enlisted representative.
Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) named Spc. Mondeka Douei Soldier of the Quarter, hospital leaders announced July, 30th, 2019.
Douei, a native of the African nation Ivory Coast, is a behavioral health specialist and has served in the Army for nearly two years. He was selected after competing with 14 other candidates from the hospital and outlying medical homes.
The Soldier of the Quarter Board was a rigorous two-day competition run by hospital NCOs.
Fort Campbell, KY – During a free group that meets twice a month, beneficiaries and staff at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital can learn and practice American Sign Language.
“We initially started it with the staff to improve communication with our deaf and hard-of-hearing patients and staff members we have here at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, but we would love the opportunity for our patients to join us as well,” said Nicole Fitzwater, an employee at BACH who volunteers her time to facilitate the group.
Fort Campbell, KY – On Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 a new command sergeant major was welcomed by Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity Fort Campbell.
Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Earle passed responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Santiago during a change of responsibility ceremony in front of the hospital. The MEDDAC Fort Campbell includes the medical missions on Fort Campbell, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois and Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
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