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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital now offers COVID-19 vaccine to all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is now offering COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccination to all TRICARE eligible beneficiaries age 16 and older.

Family members and retirees in Tier 2 COVID-19 vaccine category may access the appointment schedule through a link on the hospital’s webpage at https://blanchfield.tricare.mil to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

They will need to enter their DOD ID number, first and last name, and contact information, including an email address when they sign up online. The DOD ID number can be found on the military, dependent, and most retiree ID cards. Vaccine appointments for active-duty Soldiers are scheduled through their unit.

COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital releases new hours for COVID-19 triage, testing line

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Beginning April 5th, 2021, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) COVID-19 telephone triage line hours will change.
The new COVID-19 telephone triage hours will be 7:45am to 3:45pm daily, aligning weekend and holiday hours with weekday hours.

“With COVID vaccine efforts in place and demand for COVID-testing decreasing, we are confident in changing our COVID appointment triage line hours,” said Lt. Col. Domenick Nardi, BACH’s chief of primary care. “This enables our medical support resources to realign and refocus their efforts to the primary care wellness mission.”

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell, KY. (U.S. Army photo by Fred Holly)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital expands COVID-19 vaccine to all Enrolled Beneficiaries

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Beginning Thursday, April 1st, 2021 Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) will expand COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccination to Tier 2 TRICARE Prime beneficiaries age 16 and older who are enrolled in one of the hospital’s medical homes.

“We are excited to begin offering COVID-19 vaccine to our entire eligible prime beneficiary population. It’s been about three months since we administered our first vaccine and we’ve steadily increased vaccinations since then as more vaccines became available. I received the vaccine myself and I would highly recommend it to anyone who is age 16 or older and is medically cleared,” said Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, hospital commander.

BACH Soldier Spc. Ireland Case prepares to give a COVID-19 vaccine to Spc. Travis Evans from the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Blue Spaders”  at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located in the Fort Campbell Passenger Processing Center, March 5. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

BACH Soldier Spc. Ireland Case prepares to give a COVID-19 vaccine to Spc. Travis Evans from the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division – “Blue Spaders” at the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic located in the Fort Campbell Passenger Processing Center, March 5. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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BACH Army dietitian Melissa Shaffer shares her role supporting the COVID-19 fight

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – She doesn’t swab nasal cavities to test for COVID-19 Coronavirus or administer COVID-19 vaccines to military healthcare beneficiaries, but one Army dietitian in the fight shared her experience contributing to the COVID-19 Coronavirus response mission.

Capt. Melissa Shaffer, a registered dietitian-nutritionist at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) oversees the nutritional needs and special diets of all patients admitted to the hospital.

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Melissa Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Recently Shaffer had to create a specialized diet plan for a patient who was sedated and on a ventilator for a month battling COVID-19. (BACH)

U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Melissa Shaffer is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition support clinician at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Recently Shaffer had to create a specialized diet plan for a patient who was sedated and on a ventilator for a month battling COVID-19. (BACH)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital taking registrations for COVID-19 Vaccine

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) is now accepting registration for the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine for prime beneficiaries in phase 1 a – c, which includes individuals age 16 and older with one or more high-risk health factors as determined by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

To register for the vaccine, go to the hospital’s website at https://blanchfield.tricare.mil/

Be sure to register now.

All COVID-19 vaccinations require an appointment and can be scheduled from the link posted on the hospital’s website.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital taking registrations for COVID-19 Vaccine

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New vaccine site allows online signup for Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Phase 1c beneficiaries

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) officials launched a new approach on February 19th for BACH primary care beneficiaries and other eligible individuals to sign up for COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccines. Now Fort Campbell eligible population can register online, allowing them to schedule their own appointment.

The hospital is currently signing up enrolled beneficiaries in phase 1c of the Department of Defense Population Schema.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital releases Weather Service announcement

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Due to expected hazardous road conditions and inclement weather in the area tonight, Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, and through tomorrow morning, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services will open at noon, February 11th. BACH emergency and inpatient services will remain open 24/7. Until noon, February 11th, BACH will operate with mission essential personnel.

Emergency and inpatient services, including hospital admissions to the inpatient ward, Intensive Care Unit, Labor, Delivery and Recovery, and Mother/Baby unit services will be open.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Nurses commemorate 120 Years of the Army Nurse Corps

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) staff paused momentarily to mark the 120th birthday of the Army Nurse Corps, February 2nd, 2021.

“This year we decided to create a living museum featuring memorabilia from nurses who are currently serving and from retired nurses in our community,” said Col. Amanda Forristal, BACH’s deputy commander for nursing. “Current Army Nurse Corps officers reached out to retired nurse corps officers in the area and learned their stories, which are displayed here, for our team to reflect and reminisce on what we have done in the Army Nurse Corps.”

BACH Deputy Commander for Nursing Col. Amanda Forristal, center, welcomed retired Army Nurse Corps officer Col. Debbie Winters and BACH junior Army Nurse Corps officer 1Lt Kathryn Fullman for the customary cake cutting at the Army Nurse Corps Birthday observance Feb. 2. More than 6,500 men and women serve in the Army Nurse Corps. These dedicated Soldiers provide high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, military retirees, and family members.

BACH Deputy Commander for Nursing Col. Amanda Forristal, center, welcomed retired Army Nurse Corps officer Col. Debbie Winters and BACH junior Army Nurse Corps officer 1Lt Kathryn Fullman for the customary cake cutting at the Army Nurse Corps Birthday observance Feb. 2. More than 6,500 men and women serve in the Army Nurse Corps. These dedicated Soldiers provide high-tech, quality health care for military personnel, military retirees, and family members.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital announces Young Eagle Medical Home to return to original location

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) Young Eagle Medical Home, the hospital’s pediatric clinic for patients ages birth through 17, returns to its original location within the hospital’s C Building, February 16th, 2021.

Since March, the pediatric clinic has operated out of Byrd Soldier and Family Medical Home, near Gate 10, as the hospital took precautionary measures to minimize the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic’s impact on the Fort Campbell community.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Young Eagle Medical Home, the hospital’s pediatric clinic for patients ages birth through 17, returns to its original location within the hospital’s C Building, Feb. 16. The C Entrance remains closed, however all patients with appointments to a medical service in the hospital’s B or C Buildings can enter the hospital through the double doors beside the Emergency Center entrance beginning Feb. 16 for easier access to their medical appointment. (U.S. Army)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Young Eagle Medical Home, the hospital’s pediatric clinic for patients ages birth through 17, returns to its original location within the hospital’s C Building, Feb. 16. The C Entrance remains closed, however all patients with appointments to a medical service in the hospital’s B or C Buildings can enter the hospital through the double doors beside the Emergency Center entrance beginning Feb. 16 for easier access to their medical appointment. (U.S. Army)

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101st Airborne Division leaders mark Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccine transition from healthcare/emergency personnel to frontline essential workers

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – Leaders from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and U.S. Army Fort Campbell volunteered to receive the COVID-19 Coronavirus vaccine at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, recently, marking the hospital’s transition from healthcare and emergency service personnel to Phase 1B vaccinations.

“Our next group that are going in Phase 1 are our critical and essential staff. So, command teams and those decision-makers and leaders. We want to make sure we are keeping them safe and protected,” said Maj. Jade Snader, chief nurse for Blanchfield’s Soldier Health Services and helping lead the COVID-vaccine mission.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Commanding General Maj. Gen. Brian E. Winski received the COVID-19 vaccine recently at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, displaying his confidence in the science behind the vaccine. Winski shared his enthusiasm in the vaccine now being offered to the next priority. Sgt. DaLee Cetta, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital licensed practical nurse, administered the COVID-19 vaccine to the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General.

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell Commanding General Maj. Gen. Brian E. Winski received the COVID-19 vaccine recently at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, displaying his confidence in the science behind the vaccine. Winski shared his enthusiasm in the vaccine now being offered to the next priority. Sgt. DaLee Cetta, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital licensed practical nurse, administered the COVID-19 vaccine to the 101st Airborne Division Commanding General.

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