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Army Medicine leaders visit Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s frontlines in the war on COVID

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The new command team for Regional Health Command-Atlantic visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and met with leaders from the hospital, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell July 28th, 2020.

During the visit, RHC-A Commander Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi and RHC-A Senior Enlisted Advisor Command Sgt. Maj. Rebecca Booker received a first-hand look at BACH COVID-19 operations, observing the COVID clinic and call-center, drive-thru testing site, lab and supporting services.

RHC-A Commander Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi (center) received a first-hand look at BACH's COVID-19 drive-thru testing center during her July 28 visit to Fort Campbell. Brig. Gen. Lodi met with leaders from the hospital, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell observe the hospital's COVID-19 response and support efforts for the health of the force and beneficiaries. (U.S. Army)

RHC-A Commander Brig. Gen. Paula Lodi (center) received a first-hand look at BACH’s COVID-19 drive-thru testing center during her July 28 visit to Fort Campbell. Brig. Gen. Lodi met with leaders from the hospital, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell observe the hospital’s COVID-19 response and support efforts for the health of the force and beneficiaries. (U.S. Army)

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101st Airborne, Fort Campbell to hold virtual town hall on COVID-19 Back-to-School, July 29th

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, July 29th, 2020, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell will hold a virtual town hall meeting at 11:00am to discuss topics related to COVID-19 Coronavirus.

A main point of discussion will be back-to-school considerations.

Brig. Gen. Clair Gill, deputy commanding general for support, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, will lead the discussion. Additional division and garrison leaders and medical experts will contribute.

Representatives will join from the Department of Defense Education Activity, along with representatives from local school systems.

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101st Airborne Division conducts 100% COVID-19 Testing for Training Deployment

 

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell today, Monday, July 27th, 2020, began 100% COVID-19 testing for more than 4,000 Soldiers preparing for a training deployment.

The division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, “Strike,” will deploy as part of a regular scheduled rotation to the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The deployment begins in early August and ends in early September.

Any Soldiers who test positive will be immediately isolated and remain at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals.

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier receives a COVID test at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27th. The Soldier is one of more than 4,000 Soldiers who will receive a mandatory COVID test prior to a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soldiers who test positive will remain in isolation at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier receives a COVID test at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, July 27th. The Soldier is one of more than 4,000 Soldiers who will receive a mandatory COVID test prior to a deployment to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Soldiers who test positive will remain in isolation at Fort Campbell until cleared by medical professionals. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin Navin)

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Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion reflagged to Soldier Recovery Unit remains committed to supporting wounded, ill and injured Soldiers

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion was formally reflagged as the Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit during a ceremony on post, July 10th, 2020.

The SRU, is part of the Army Recovery Care Program, which oversees the evaluation and treatment of wounded, ill and injured Soldiers requiring six months or more of rehabilitative care and complex medical-case management.

“We transitioned from the WTB to the Soldier Recovery Unit. So the name changes but the mission remains the same and our command team remains the same. Lt. Col. Holt and Command Sergeant Major Rivera are going to continue to lead this organization through taking care of our Soldiers, making sure that they get the services they need,” said Brig. Gen. Clair Gill, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) deputy commanding general for support.

Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit leaders, (from left) Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Rivera and Lt. Col. Heath Holt uncase the SRU colors. The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion was formally reflagged as the Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit during a reflagging ceremony on Fort Campbell, July 10th. (U.S. Army)

Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit leaders, (from left) Command Sgt. Maj. Angel Rivera and Lt. Col. Heath Holt uncase the SRU colors. The Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion was formally reflagged as the Fort Campbell Soldier Recovery Unit during a reflagging ceremony on Fort Campbell, July 10th. (U.S. Army)

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U.S. Army Healthcare Professionals share their call to serve

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – The Army held Army National Hiring Days June 30th to July 2nd, 2020 as an Army-wide virtual campaign showcasing the U.S. Army’s, training, benefits and education to inspire individuals to consider military service.

The goal was to hire 10,000 new Soldiers in 150 full-time and part time career options, including Army Medicine. With a variety of medical specialties available in the Army, healthcare professionals from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) and Fort Campbell shared their experiences serving the nation and spoke about careers in the Army.

Spc. Breanna Brogan completed 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice-testing specimens, before being assigned as a medical laboratory specialist at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell. Her career specialty is one of many health care professions the Army will pay eligible candidates to learn. Learn more at GoArmy.com . (U.S. Army)

Spc. Breanna Brogan completed 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 52 weeks of Advanced Individual Training, including practice-testing specimens, before being assigned as a medical laboratory specialist at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell. Her career specialty is one of many health care professions the Army will pay eligible candidates to learn. Learn more at GoArmy.com . (U.S. Army)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital resumes some services limited during COVID-19 Pandemic

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – On Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) officials announced that the hospital is resuming some services that were deferred during the onset of the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

“After our clinics have conducted extensive COVID-19 Coronavirus risk mitigations, risk assessments and received command inspections, I have given approval for a number of BACH services to reopen,” said Col. Patrick T. Birchfield, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital commander.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital observes Independence Day, Fort Campbell DONSA

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – In observance of the Independence Day federal holiday, Friday, July 3rd, 2020 Blanchfield Army Community Hospital outpatient services, including outpatient pharmacies, will be closed.

BACH Emergency Center, labor and delivery, inpatient services and supporting emergency services remain open 24/7.

The COVID Clinic and Triage Line will be open normal hours.

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Civilian takes top honor as Regional Health Command-Atlantic Civilian of the Year

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – A Department of the Army civilian from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH) was recognized as Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Health Command-Atlantic, Civilian of the Year for Category 1, during an award ceremony June 23rd.

BACH Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield presented Ms. Willie Mae Guidry with the Army Civilian Service Medal signed by Brig. Gen. Michael Place, Regional Health Command Atlantic commander. Guidry serves as a supply technician in the hospital’s property book office helping to manage more than $90 million in government property used to operate the hospital, pharmacies and outlying clinics.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield gave praise to Ms. Willie Mae Guidry during an outdoor award ceremony recognizing her selection as Regional Health Command Atlantic Fiscal Year 2019 Civilian of the Year, Category 1. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander, Col. Patrick T. Birchfield gave praise to Ms. Willie Mae Guidry during an outdoor award ceremony recognizing her selection as Regional Health Command Atlantic Fiscal Year 2019 Civilian of the Year, Category 1. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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Secretary of the Army recognizes Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, 531st Hospital Center COVID-19 support

 

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY –  Secretary of the Army Ryan D. McCarthy visited Blanchfield Army Community Hospital and met with BACH and 531st Hospital Center leaders to discuss their ongoing COVID-19 Coronavirus response, Thursday, June 11th, 2020.

BACH Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield briefed the secretary on how his team is supporting medical readiness for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, as well as caring for beneficiaries, in response to the worldwide COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic.

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield welcomed Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy today, to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19. Birchfield briefed the secretary on how his team is supporting medical readiness for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and U.S. Army Fort Campbell, as well as caring for beneficiaries during the pandemic. (U.S. Army)

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Commander Col. Patrick T. Birchfield welcomed Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy today, to discuss the ongoing response to COVID-19. Birchfield briefed the secretary on how his team is supporting medical readiness for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and U.S. Army Fort Campbell, as well as caring for beneficiaries during the pandemic. (U.S. Army)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Dietitian explains Hydration basics for Summer Heat

 

Blanchfield Army Community Hospital (BACH)Fort Campbell, KY – With the arrival of warmer weather Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s dietitians remind beneficiaries to monitor their hydration levels to prevent dehydration and heat related injuries.

“The onset of summer heat and humidity as well as Soldiers returning to duty may make individuals more susceptible to dehydration related injuries,” said U.S. Army Dietitian Capt. Erica Jarmer, a registered dietitian assigned to BACH’s Nutrition Care Division.

Jarmer shared two terms for beneficiaries to become familiar with when talking hydration; baseline hydration and performance hydration.

U.S. Army Combat Medic Specialist Staff Sgt. Shaun Martin, assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, drinks from a 16 ounce bottle of water to maintain his hydration in the warm weather. Dehydration occurs when the body uses or loses more fluid than it consumes and doesn’t have enough water and fluid for its normal functions. Dehydration can interfere with athletic performance and result in mild to severe symptoms.  (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

U.S. Army Combat Medic Specialist Staff Sgt. Shaun Martin, assigned to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, drinks from a 16 ounce bottle of water to maintain his hydration in the warm weather. Dehydration occurs when the body uses or loses more fluid than it consumes and doesn’t have enough water and fluid for its normal functions. Dehydration can interfere with athletic performance and result in mild to severe symptoms. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)

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